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Texas Family Code - Chapter 154 Child Support

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  • Texas Family Code Section 154.001 - Support Of Child
    (a) The court may order either or both parents to support a child in the manner specified by the order: (1) until the child is ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.002 - Child Support Through High School Graduation
    (a) The court may render an original support order, or modify an existing order, providing child support past the 18th birthday of the child to ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.003 - Manner Of Payment
    The court may order that child support be paid by: (1) periodic payments; (2) a lump-sum payment; (3) an annuity purchase; (4) the setting aside ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.004 - Place Of Payment.
    (a) The court shall order the payment of child support to the state disbursement unit as provided by Chapter 234. (b) In a Title IV-D ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.005 - Payments Of Support Obligation By Trust
    (a) The court may order the trustees of a spendthrift or other trust to make disbursements for the support of a child to the extent ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.006 - Termination Of Duty Of Support
    (a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing or expressly provided in the order or as provided by Subsection (b), the child support order terminates on: (1) ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.007 - Order To Withhold Child Support From Income
    (a) In a proceeding in which periodic payments of child support are ordered, modified, or enforced, the court or Title IV-D agency shall order that ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.008 - Provision For Medical Support
    The court shall order medical support for the child as provided by Subchapters B and D. Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, § ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.009 - Retroactive Child Support
    (a) The court may order a parent to pay retroactive child support if the parent: (1) has not previously been ordered to pay support for ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.010 - No Discrimination Based On Marital Status Of Parents Or Sex
    The amount of support ordered for the benefit of a child shall be determined without regard to: (1) the sex of the obligor, obligee, or ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.011 - Support Not Conditioned On Possession Or Access
    A court may not render an order that conditions the payment of child support on whether a managing conservator allows a possessory conservator to have ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.012 - Support Paid In Excess Of Support Order
    (a) If an obligor is not in arrears and the obligor's child support obligation has terminated, the obligee shall return to the obligor a child ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.013 - Continuation Of Duty To Pay Support After Death Of Obligee
    (a) A child support obligation does not terminate on the death of the obligee but continues as an obligation to the child named in the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.014 - Payments In Excess Of Court-Ordered Amount
    (a) If a child support agency or local child support registry receives from an obligor who is not in arrears a child support payment in ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.061 - Computing Net Monthly Income
    (a) Whenever feasible, gross income should first be computed on an annual basis and then should be recalculated to determine average monthly gross income. (b) ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.062 - Net Resources
    (a) The court shall calculate net resources for the purpose of determining child support liability as provided by this section. (b) Resources include: (1) 100 ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.063 - Party To Furnish Information
    The court shall require a party to: (1) furnish information sufficient to accurately identify that party's net resources and ability to pay child support; and ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.064 - Medical Support For Child Presumptively Provided By Obligor
    The guidelines for support of a child are based on the assumption that the court will order the obligor to provide medical support for the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.065 - Self-Employment Income
    (a) Income from self-employment, whether positive or negative, includes benefits allocated to an individual from a business or undertaking in the form of a proprietorship, ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.066 - Intentional Unemployment Or Underemployment
    If the actual income of the obligor is significantly less than what the obligor could earn because of intentional unemployment or underemployment, the court may ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.067 - Deemed Income
    (a) When appropriate, in order to determine the net resources available for child support, the court may assign a reasonable amount of deemed income attributable ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.068 - Wage And Salary Presumption
    In the absence of evidence of the wage and salary income of a party, the court shall presume that the party has wages or salary ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.069 - Net Resources Of Spouse
    (a) The court may not add any portion of the net resources of a spouse to the net resources of an obligor or obligee in ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.070 - Child Support Received By Obligor
    In a situation involving multiple households due child support, child support received by an obligor shall be added to the obligor's net resources to compute ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.121 - Guidelines For The Support Of A Child
    The child support guidelines in this subchapter are intended to guide the court in determining an equitable amount of child support. Added by Acts 1995, ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.122 - Application Of Guidelines Rebuttably Presumed In Best Interest Of Child
    (a) The amount of a periodic child support payment established by the child support guidelines in effect in this state at the time of the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.123 - Additional Factors For Court To Consider
    (a) The court may order periodic child support payments in an amount other than that established by the guidelines if the evidence rebuts the presumption ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.124 - Agreement Concerning Support
    (a) To promote the amicable settlement of disputes between the parties to a suit, the parties may enter into a written agreement containing provisions for ...
  • Texas Family Code -
    § 154.125. APPLICATION OF GUIDELINES TO NET RESOURCES OF $6,000 OR LESS. (a) The guidelines for the support of a child in this ...
  • Texas Family Code -
    § 154.126. APPLICATION OF GUIDELINES TO NET RESOURCES OF MORE THAN $6,000 MONTHLY. (a) If the obligor's net resources exceed $6,000 per month, ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.127 - Partial Termination Of Support Obligation
    A child support order for more than one child shall provide that, on the termination of support for a child, the level of support for ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.128 - Computing Support For Children In More Than One Household
    (a) In applying the child support guidelines for an obligor who has children in more than one household, the court shall apply the percentage guidelines ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.129 - Alternative Method Of Computing Support For Children In More Than One Household
    In lieu of performing the computation under the preceding section, the court may determine the child support amount for the children before the court by ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.130 - Findings In Child Support Order
    (a) Without regard to Rules 296 through 299, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, in rendering an order of child support, the court shall make the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.131 - Retroactive Child Support
    (a) The child support guidelines are intended to guide the court in determining the amount of retroactive child support, if any, to be ordered. (b) ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.132 - Application Of Guidelines To Children Of Certain Disabled Obligors
    In applying the child support guidelines for an obligor who has a disability and who is required to pay support for a child who receives ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.133 - Application Of Guidelines To Children Of Obligors Receiving Social Security
    In applying the child support guidelines for an obligor who is receiving social security old age benefits and who is required to pay support for ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.181 - Medical Support Order
    (a) The court shall render an order for the medical support of the child as provided by this section and Section 154.182 in: (1) a ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.182 - Health Insurance
    (a) The court shall consider the cost and quality of health insurance coverage available to the parties and shall give priority to health insurance coverage ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.183 - Health Insurance Additional Support Duty Of Obligor
    (a) An amount that an obligor is required to pay for health insurance for the child: (1) is in addition to the amount that the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.184 - Effect Of Order
    (a) Receipt of a medical support order requiring that health insurance be provided for a child shall be considered a change in the family circumstances ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.185 - Parent To Furnish Information
    (a) The court shall order a parent providing health insurance to furnish to either the obligee, obligor, or child support agency the following information not ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.186 - Notice To Employer Concerning Medical Support
    (a) The obligee, obligor, or a child support agency may send to the employer a copy of the order requiring an employee to provide health ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.187 - Duties Of Employer
    (a) An order or notice under this subchapter to an employer directing that health insurance coverage be provided to a child of an employee or ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.188 - Failure To Provide Or Pay For Required Health Insurance
    A parent ordered to provide health insurance or to pay the other parent additional child support for the cost of health insurance who fails to ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.189 - Notice Of Termination Or Lapse Of Insurance Coverage
    (a) An obligor ordered to provide health insurance coverage for a child must notify the obligee and any child support agency enforcing a support obligation ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.190 - Reenrolling Child For Insurance Coverage
    After health insurance has been terminated or has lapsed, an obligor ordered to provide health insurance coverage for the child must enroll the child in ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.191 - Remedy Not Exclusive
    (a) This subchapter does not limit the rights of the obligor, obligee, local domestic relations office, or Title IV-D agency to enforce, modify, or clarify ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.192 - Cancellation Or Elimination Of Insurance Coverage For Child
    (a) Unless the employee or member ceases to be eligible for dependent coverage, or the employer has eliminated dependent health coverage for all of the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.193 - Medical Support Order Not Qualified
    (a) If a plan administrator or other person acting in an equivalent position determines that a medical support order issued under this subchapter does not ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.241 - Local Registry
    (a) A local registry shall receive a court-ordered child support payment or a payment otherwise authorized by law and shall forward the payment, as appropriate, ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.242 - Payment Or Transfer Of Child Support Payments By Electronic Funds Transfer
    (a) A child support payment may be made by electronic funds transfer to: (1) the Title IV-D agency; (2) a local registry if the registry ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.243 - Production Of Child Support Payment Record
    The Title IV-D agency, a local registry, or the state disbursement unit may comply with a subpoena or other order directing the production of a ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.301 - Definitions
    In this subchapter: (1) "Adult child" means a child 18 years of age or older. (2) "Child" means a son or daughter of any age. ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.302 - Court-Ordered Support For Disabled Child
    (a) The court may order either or both parents to provide for the support of a child for an indefinite period and may determine the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.303 - Standing To Sue
    (a) A suit provided by this subchapter may be filed only by: (1) a parent of the child or another person having physical custody or ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.304 - General Procedure
    Except as otherwise provided by this subchapter, the substantive and procedural rights and remedies in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship relating to the establishment, ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.305 - Specific Procedures
    (a) A suit under this subchapter may be filed: (1) regardless of the age of the child; and (2) as an independent cause of action ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.306 - Amount Of Support After Age 18
    In determining the amount of support to be paid after a child's 18th birthday, the specific terms and conditions of that support, and the rights ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.307 - Modification And Enforcement
    An order provided by this subchapter may contain provisions governing the rights and duties of both parents with respect to the support of the child ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.308 - Remedy Not Exclusive
    (a) This subchapter does not affect a parent's: (1) cause of action for the support of a disabled child under any other law; or (2) ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 154.309 - Possession Of Or Access To Adult Disabled Child
    (a) A court may render an order for the possession of or access to an adult disabled child that is appropriate under the circumstances. (b) ...
  • Last modified: August 11, 2007