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Family law question. Texas child support question. My oldest

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Family law question. Texas child support question. My oldest graduates from high school tomorrow. Of course I knew child support would decrease. I have one younger daughter. Child support was $1923 per month. Received "new" child support today. It is not garnished as my ex is a dentist here in The Woodlands, TX. He just sent a check for "half". I am certain it should be somewhere near 20% of his monthly net income. He makes well above the "cap". He does have a son who is 6 from his 2nd marriage. Could you tell me what new support should be?
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: Texas
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Nothing as of yet
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you.

You are correct; based on the statutory guidelines, the child support for one child is 20%; here is a calculator:

https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/cs/calculator/

Any child support order remains in full force and effect until it is modified or terminated by the court; so if no termination is set forth in an order a parent would need to petition for termination;

if there is still a child to support then the proper process is to request a modification; until that point any existing order is effective.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
One further question...the "cap" has changed from $7500 to $8550 in Texas. Would it be 20% of the newer cap? And he is now paying child support on his child from second marriage as they are divorcing. Would that affect the 20% ?

The court will apply the new cap as that is adjusted for inflation.

If a second child has a support obligation, then the first child's support amount can be reduced to 17.5%.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you. And this would not require a new petition to modify?

Any modification does require a petition to modify, even the increased percentage.

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