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Is there a limit on Child support in Texas at some income level

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Is there a limit on Child support in Texas at some income level or is it always a certain % of the non-custodial parents income?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  ScottyMacEsq replied 7 years ago.
If a person has less than $7500 a month in net resources (salary, commissions, overtime pay, retirement benefits, pensions, trust income, annuities, capital gains, social security benefits, and gifts). If a person makes less than that, the court will presumptively apply a certain percentage:

1 CHILD: 20 Percent of Net Resources
2 CHILDREN: 25 Percent of Net Resources
3 CHILDREN: 30 Percent of Net Resources
4 CHILDREN: 35 Percent of Net Resources
5 CHILDREN: 40 Percent of Net Resources
6 CHILDREN (OR MORE): Not Less than 40 Percent

If a person makes more than that, the court will apply the appropriate percentage on the first $7,500, and then has discretion (based on the facts) to award more (this is completely dependent on the judge). Of course, if you make more than this a month, you should have an attorney fighting for you to bring down the final number.

I hope that helps. Good luck to you!
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