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Looking for a Child Support Attorney near Tarrant County, TX?

When ordinary people need a lawyer

Divorce is often an emotional process with many complex legal considerations. This is especially true for couples who have children. The couple needs to decide where the child will live, how time will be shared between the parents, who will be responsible for certain parenting tasks, and how the child will be supported financially. Attorney Eric Smith assists clients in dealing with matters of child custody and child support in Johnson Count, Dallas County, and Tarrant County, TX. He can help you navigate complicated Texas child support and custody laws as well as represent you in court to fight for your personal interests. Either call (817) 860-2800 or fill out our online contact form today and Attorney Smith will reach out to you as soon as possible. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and providing the legal assistance you need.

Texas Child Support Laws: Navigating the Courts

Child support is a necessary component in many divorces. However, there can be disputes regarding the need for child support and the appropriate payment amount. These disputes can arise during the divorce process or years later if either parent petitions for modification. Attorney Eric Smith advises and represents clients in matters regarding child support establishment, enforcement, and modification. Whether you are the obligor or obligee in the situation, he will fight for your rights and interests. Contact The Law Office of Eric J. Smith today in order to discuss your child support needs with an experienced family law attorney.

Establishment: If you and your ex-spouse can’t agree about child support on your own, the court may determine it for you. They will calculate payments based on the income of each parent as well as the child’s unique expenses like education, healthcare insurance, daycare, and more. Attorney Smith will represent you and work to persuade the court in favor of your desired outcome.

Enforcement: When your ex-spouse isn’t following your child support agreement, Attorney Smith will get involved to ensure the non-compliance doesn’t continue. You may have to take your ex-spouse to court if they are refusing to make payments, in which case Eric will represent you.

Modification: Under Texas law, parents can modify child support agreements when circumstances change (such as one parent’s income increasing). However, this is up to the discretion of a judge. Whether you are requesting a modification in order to receive more support or to lessen the amount you are paying, you need to provide the court with evidence. That’s where Attorney Smith can assist you.
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Get a Child Custody Attorney with Empathy

Child custody and visitation are typically some of the most sensitive topics in family law. It is not uncommon for disputes to occur over where a child will primarily live and how time will be shared between parents. If the parents can’t come to an agreement, a judge will make the decision in court. Attorney Eric Smith will work to pursue a solution that is in the best interest of you and your child. He has practiced family law in Texas since 2005, advising and representing clients in a variety of unique child custody cases.

Understanding Child Custody Laws in Texas

Texas law favors parenting plans that share custody between both parents. However, there are cases in which they will award sole custody to one parent. These cases typically involve abuse or evidence that the child will not have a stable upbringing under one parent. Courts in Texas determine child custody based on what they believe to be the best interest of the child. They consider the distance between the parents’ homes, the parenting abilities of each parent, the wishes of the child, and more.

Attorney Eric Smith assists clients with child support and custody matters in the following Texas counties:
  • Tarrant County, TX
  • Dallas County, TX
  • Johnson County, TX

Call Attorney Smith whenever you need assistance with child support

When ordinary people need a lawyer

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Attorney Eric J. Smith has been practicing law in Texas since 2005. He assists clients in the areas of probate, estate planning, family law, real estate closing, and small business entity formation. Attorney Smith prioritizes educating his clients, breaking down complex legal matters into the words that they can understand.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. The Law Office of Eric J. Smith looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and the Law Office of Eric J. Smith.

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