I have currently been practicing law for 25 years in the family law and real estate... more
I have currently been practicing law for 25 years in the family law and real estate law field. I like the small firm atmosphere and personal results vs. large firm. I practice in Harris and surrounding counties.I owned a title company for 20 years and represented CTX Mortgage company for 10 years. I was the first female judge appointed to the City of Pasadena Municipal Court and currently hold ... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation.