A Richardson child support attorney may be very helpful, as support is crucial to safeguarding your children’s quality of life. It’s a big deal, especially when you’ve been left to your own devices to pay for your and your children’s living expenses. Luckily, you have options. One at your disposal is retroactive child support. In some cases, you may be able to seek retroactive child support dating back four years.
Can I seek retroactive child support in Texas?
To determine if you are eligible to seek retroactive child support, consider the following five criteria that the courts closely scrutinize:
- the other parent’s net resources during that time period;
- whether the father knew about the children (if mother has children);
- whether the mother attempted to tell the father about the children (if he wasn’t aware of his paternity);
- whether the non-custodial parent will experience hardship as a result of paying the child support; and
- whether the non-custodial parent had provided support in the past.
Depending on the situation, the parent seeking retroactive support may do so for more than four years prior. Proof requires showing that the other parent knew about, or should have known about, the children and avoided making payments. A Richardson child support attorney can help Metroplex parents make sense of the child support process to ease the stress during this difficult time.
If You Have Questions about Child Support in Texas, We Have Answers
At Warren & Migliaccio LLP, we believe family is important. Through our years of practicing family and bankruptcy law, we also know that circumstances may come up during your life that necessitate legal help. Child support in Texas is one crucial concern during divorce proceedings. We’re here to provide the guidance you need to proactively plan for your future. Call our Richardson law office today at 1-888-584-9614.