Texas: 5 Factors Not Used to Calculate Child Support

To calculate child support amounts, courts look at the net resources of the party ordered to pay. Net resources is determined by adding all of the obligor’s (the person ordered to pay) sources of income and deducting certain items like taxes, union dues, and health insurance for the child or children. What do courts consider as income, and what sources figure into net resources? Here are 5 factors courts will not use to calculate the child support amount.

1. Accounts Receivable

Accounts receivable is money owed by a debtor.

2. Foster-care Payments

Foster-care payments are payments for the care of a child in the foster care system.

3. Return of Capital or Principal

Return of capital or principal is not used to calculate child support amounts. However, capital gains are.

4. Spouse’s Income

The other spouse’s income is not used to calculate child support amounts.

5. Welfare Benefits

Money received from federal public-assistance programs are not used to calculate child support amounts.


DISCLAIMER: The following information found on www.legalattraction.com is provided for general informational purposes only. It may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained on this website should be construed as legal advice or the creation of an attorney-client relationship. This information is not intended to be a substitute for legal representation by an attorney.

lena nguyen family law attorney divorce lawyer houston texas california

4265 San Felipe Street, Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77027