In Texas child support is calculated using a formula from the Texas Family Code. To calculate the child support amount you start with the payor’s monthly gross income. That amount is then reduced to allow for certain deductions, such as taxes and certain health insurance expenses.What are the guidelines for child support in Texas?
Texas law requires all employers to follow a wage garnishment order, which is how all child support payments must be made. In wage garnishment, an owing parent’s child support payments are deducted directly from his paycheck and transferred to the custodial parent. This ensures that all child support obligations are satisfied timely.How is child support calculated in Texas?
In Texas, child support is calculated by looking at the total monthly resources of the person paying support. When the monthly resources of the person obligated to pay support are $7,500 or less, Texas Courts apply the following scheme: 1 child: 20% of net resources. 2 children: 25%.