I'm a bit confused but maybe I'm wrong. According to Texas State laws, child support is meant to be for the child and it goes to the custodial parent whom has possession of the child for support, unless it's changed. Now, the non-custodial parent was ordered to pay child support but the child support was going to be going back and used for the non-custodial parent for traveling fees since the child and custodial parent live outside of the State of Texas. Custodial parent doesn't work but spouse does leaving it to be a one household income. Is this a thing now where non-custodial parents don't have to pay child support for the child? How accurate is this? Would really appreciate any info, thanks!
We would need to review the order to provide an accurate answer. However, the court can order child support to be paid in any manner that is in the best interest of the child. Your attorney can explain your obligation to you more clearly.
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I have not seen or heard of such an order as you are describing. I would need and want to look at the orders to ensure I understood it. What you are describing is not standard. Child support is for the child. Visitation costs can be allocated but are not done so in the way you are describing.
Thomas J. Baker of Baker & Tisdale PLLC principally practices in the Central Texas area, including Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, McLennan, Milam and Williamson counties. The advice given here is not and ahould not be taken as a substitute for in-personal consultation with counsel, particularly where legal documents, such as court orders need to be reviewed. I am Board-Certified in Family Law but not in any other areas of practice.
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