Texas law is quite clear on the issue of child support; however, it has not been changed for a while. As many of our clients notice, it appears that it is beneficial for the custodial parent in relation to child support, this is because child support is statutory.
For example, when a man a woman are together, it should be the responsibility of the husband to provide for the welfare of the family, specially if there are children involved(although that is not the case with many families). Once a divorce occurs, the non-custodial parent should be responsible for the welfare only of the child, not of the ex. That seems to be a logical way to handle child support, but that is not the way that Texas law is written.
In Texas, even after you are divorce from your ex for years, and you now become better financially, you are still required to provide more (although the law says for the children) but we all know that is for the ex. We say this since, the child's needs (during the marriage) are still are the same whether you are a millionaire or a poor person. In other words, the fact that you now have a better job should not mean that you have to pay more for your child since the child's need have not changed.
Unfortunately, that is the law in Texas. We see that, many former spouses stay in the same condition as they left the marriage, while others make some thing out of themselves and the court punish them, although not directly. In essence, rewarding the former spouse for the efforts of perhaps a new one.
We are not advocating not to pay your child support, what we are arguing is that, unless there is a extraordinary set of circumstances, child support should not change that much throughout the life of the child.
If you have been sued for an increase of child support, come and see us we can help. We have helped thousands of people in San Antonio pay the child support that is required and no more. Give us a call (210) 979-9777 or visit our website The Baez Law Firm, P.C.