When the obligor has multiple children with multiple persons, none of whom he lives with, to whom he is paying support, the adjusted guideline amounts for the children before the court (children who are the subject of a current lawsuit) gets reduced for every child not part of the present lawsuit according to a chart in Tex. Fam. Code § 154.129. There is also a formula method and, if you wish to do the calculations rather than use the chart, that calculation is set out in Tex. Fam. Code § 154.128. You should probably speak to an attorney or the Office of the Attorney General about your support questions so you can get more specific information regarding your situation.
Tristan Longino is licensed to practice law in Texas only. The above response is merely an opinion not intended as legal advice and is not intended to be relied upon. The above response does not create an attorney-client relationship. A local attorney should be consulted prior to taking any course of action.
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