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.
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