Texas Child Support Law

Houston, Harris County, TX Child Support FAQ

How much is child support in Houston, TX?

  • 20% of net resources for 1 child
  • 25% of net resources for 2 children
  • 30% of net resources for 3 children
  • 35% of net resources for 4 children
  • 40% of net resources of 5 children
  • Not less than 40% for 6 or more children

“Net resources” include: salary, commissions, overtime, tips, bonuses, dividend income, self-employment income, net rental income, severance pay, retirement benefits, pensions, trust income, annuities, capital gains, social security benefits, unemployment benefits, interest income, gifts, prizes, spousal maintenance, and alimony.

See also…Child Support Calculator – TX

Is there a “cap” on child support?

Net resources are generally capped at $8,550.00 per month.

How is child support paid?

The court usually orders it to be paid monthly or semi-monthly. It is generally automatically deducted from your paycheck.

Are the Texas Child Support Laws Fair?

Some years ago, one Texas attorney made a controversial video regarding the Texas Child Support system. We have included a news report of that video below.

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