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Child and Spousal Support

Georgetown Child Support Lawyer

In most divorce situations, the two partners are moving from one united household to two separate households. Costs are going to rise, but incomes are going to decrease. Child support and spousal support can become important issues in any divorce. Planning for your future is one of the ways that attorney Lori Watson can help you.

Call (512) 931-2121 to start planning for your future today. Contact our family law office to speak to a Georgetown, Texas, attorney who is experienced in child support and spousal support issues.

Our law office will carefully assess your financial circumstances and help you understand the child support guidelines as they apply to your unique situation. Many parents have no idea of what they are entitled to under the law. We educate them and then help them obtain the financial support that is their right.

We help people answer questions that include:

  • How much money can I expect in child support or spousal support?
  • How much money do I have to pay?
  • Why is the amount so high, or low?

How is Child Support Determined?

In Texas, there are guidelines based on factors such as your net income, union dues, tax, health insurance for yourself and your children and other factors. These are all put into a formula that determines the child support payment that will be made.

At our law office, we will clearly and carefully review your financials. Child support payments from the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent can range from 20 percent of net income on up. Deductions can be taken for various items, including health care costs. Lori is well versed in the special deviations that may affect the amount of child support that is ultimately determined. We have an excellent understanding of the guidelines that will help you pursue a fair support outcome.

If your circumstances change or you are seeking to relocate, you may need to seek a divorce modification . By the same token, if your child support is not being honored, then you may need to seek enforcement .

Austin Spousal Support Attorney: Achieving Fair Alimony Outcomes

In Texas, spousal support (alimony) can be part of a divorce decree. When there is a pending divorce, our office can seek temporary support on our client's behalf that will last while the divorce is pending. Permanent alimony or spousal support may be available post-divorce in certain circumstances, such as in a marriage that has lasted over 10 years where one spouse is unable to provide adequate support for themselves or in a case where a spouse has become disabled or where one spouse has been convicted of family violence

Get Started Today

To schedule a confidential meeting with a caring, experienced lawyer, please call us at or send our family law office an e-mail .

Clients say : "She was always realistic and positive about the case; the end result was very close to what was anticipated. Lori Watson truly cared about my case and its equitable resolution. Communication with her was effortless and personable, her responses timely and pertinent. I would confidently recommend the services of Lori Watson to not only my closest friends, but family members included."

Clients say : " I first approached Lori Watson to handle my divorce two years ago. In the initial consultation I was put at ease by her objectivity and insightful nature and knew I would be well represented. Early on she assessed what was becoming a dangerous situation and placed well thought out procedures in place that were intended to protect but at the same time not provoke unwanted actions."

Clients say : " I am the single mother of a 5 year old child. Our situation is somewhat complicated because my daughter’s father and I were never married and he lives out of state. My daughter has never lived with her father which has made it difficult for the two of them to form a strong parent/child relationship. I had an attorney, whom at the time was not practicing family law." read more >>

Clients say : " I hired Ms. Watson to help me get through probably one of the most difficult times of my life, my divorce and custody battle for my children. Throughout the long-drawn out battle, Lori was very professional, empathetic to my situation, but more importantly was always there by my side." read more >>

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