Establishing & Modifying Child Support
Obtaining Child Support in Cases of Divorce
According to the Surgeon General, the most stressful event many of us face
in life is the end of a romantic relationship by break-up, separation or
divorce. As emotionally trying as divorce can be, there is no doubt that among
the most contentious and complicated elements,
child custody and child support would rank at the top of the list. Child support payments
will not come to an end until the child turns 18 or graduates from high
school, whichever comes first. Support can be extended however, in circumstances
where the child has special needs either physically or mentally and is
still depending on the parent for care and support. There are also cases
where additional support may be needed in order for the child to earn
a college education.
How is the support amount determined? In Texas, the determination of child
support is determined based on the following factors:
- Your net income
- How much your ex earns
- How many children are involved that require support
In exceptional cases, the court may also consider extraordinary expenses
such as healthcare costs or other childcare costs. When determining child
support, the court will always rule in favor of the child's best interests
and they will never take preference to a parent because of gender. Support
agreements can also be changed if the court finds that there is substantial
change in circumstances since the last agreement was implemented. My firm
will be able to give you a ball park estimate of the amount of support
that would be fair to ask for.
Child support determinations are complex and you need the skilled attorney
from The Karenko Law Firm PLLC by your side when you are seeking child
support. I, Attorney Karenko, have been practicing family law for more
than 26 years and I understand that you only want the best for your children.
At my firm, you are a person, not a number and I am dedicated to providing
the personal service and professional representation you deserve when
you are seeking the best for your children.
Providing for Your Children's Needs
Going through a divorce is like experiencing a hurricane, but just as Hurricane
Ike reminded us of what is truly important, we also realized that surviving
the storm gives us the chance to rebuild and refocus our lives on what
matters most. I may be able to assist you when you are seeking child support
so that you and your children can focus on your future and create a better
tomorrow. The firm appreciates what you are going through and takes the
time to carefully investigate your case, seek out any income sources your
ex may be concealing, and keep you fully informed regarding all of your
My recognized knowledge in child support matters has helped many of my
clients achieve favorable results. My firm is sensitive to the stress
and anxiety you are experiencing and my proven track-record may be the
ally you need to assist you when you are seeking child support.
Contact me, Juliann Karenko, at the firm to assist you when you are seeking child
support to help you and your children move forward and build a better future.