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Galveston Child Support Lawyer

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 Child Support 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 over 35 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.

Enforcing Child Support Orders

Obtaining a child support order in a divorce or paternity case is just the first step in ensuring that your child receives the financial support they need. Unfortunately, not all parents comply with their child support obligations, leaving the custodial parent struggling to make ends meet.

If you are not receiving the child support payments that were ordered by the court, our League City child support lawyers can help. We have experience in enforcing child support orders and holding non-paying parents accountable for their obligations.

Enforcing a child support order may involve:

  • Filing a motion for contempt of court
  • Wage garnishment
  • Seizure of tax refunds or other assets
  • Suspension of driver's or professional licenses

Our team will work tirelessly to recover the child support payments that your child is entitled to and ensure that your family's needs are met. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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 legal options.

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. Call at (409) 515-7063 to schedule a  consultation. 

Tried & True Legal Counsel You Can Trust

  • Unparalleled Experience
    I have been serving clients for over 30 years and have extensive experience in the litigation of family law, divorce and custody matters.
  • Consultations Available

    A 1-hour phone or video consultation is available upon request. All consultations are $200 and that fee will be credited towards client retainers upon hiring me. 

  • From Start to Finish
    Every client that retains me gets me. I handle every case from start to finish and never hand my clients over to an assistant.
  • Treats Clients Like Family
    At Karenko Law Firm, I  treat every client as an extension of my family. I understand that they are going through a rough time and it is important for me to provide a calm, safe and welcoming environment.
  • Licensed in 3 States
    I currently hold active licenses in the following 3 states, Florida, Michigan, and Texas.

You Will Be Well-Represented At My Firm.

At The Karenko Law Firm PLLC, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "She is more than an attorney, she is truly a friend to her clients!"
    Mrs. Karenko is more than an attorney, she is a mentor, mediator, and sometimes a mom to her clients. She really works her best to find the best solutions to some of the most complex and sensitive family issues.
    - Kingsey
    "Outstanding lawyer!"
    Ms. Karenko is an outstanding lawyer. I had a very difficult and complex divorce and she was wonderful. She is caring and has an excellent reputation with other lawyers and Judges.
    - Previous Client
    "The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
    The Karenko law firm really helped me through a rough time in my life; they are extremely professional and helped to keep me clam/relaxed through the entire process. They are honest and will fight to make sure you get out of the situation as quick as possi
    - Wyatt
    "My hero’s!"
    Her advice and encouragement have gotten me through this-the WORST CHAPTER in my life. Juliann is a family law genius and I am so lucky to have had her on my side! She cares deeply about her clients and works hard for a positive outcome.
    - Sarah
    "Juliann is my new hero!!"
    MY FIGHT IS FINALLY OVER!!! She was amazing! I highly recommend her! She spoke to me like a friend, explaining every question I had in detail. I always felt confident every time I walked into the court room with her & never had a doubt that we would no
    - Traci

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