Child Support

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In Texas, a parent who is the possessory conservator, or the parent with visitation rights, has a duty to pay child support to the managing conservator; the parent with whom the child lives. The amount of the child support can vary considerably, but in general, is calculated on the payor's total income. A couple of factors that a Texas court consider when establishing or adjusting child support payments are any physical or mental disabilities of both parents or the child and the number of children the payor is obligated to.

Remember, failure to pay child support does not give the managing conservator the right to withhold visitation from the other parent.

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