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In Texas is Per Diem included as income for Child Support

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Will my per diem be included in my income for caculating Child Support payments?

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Yes. Child support is calculated based on one's available net resources--a much wider net than simply wages. As one Texas court has opined: “the duty to pay support is not limited to an obligor’s ability to pay from current earnings, but also extends to his or her financial ability to pay from any and all sources that might be available.

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