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Navigating child support matters in Texas can be a complex and emotionally charged process. Whether you’re seeking to establish, modify, or enforce an order for child support, it’s important to understand your rights and obligations. A qualified and experienced Cypress child support attorney can help you do just that. 

If you have questions about how child support works in Texas, look no further than the Ramos Law Group, PLLC. Use our guide below to learn more and see how our team can help you protect your rights. 

Ramos Law Group, PLLC: Your Cypress Child Support Lawyer

When looking for a child support attorney in Cypress, TX, it’s important to work with someone who has the right background and experience. While there are many law firms in and around Cypress, here are just a few reasons why we think the Ramos Law Group is the best team for the job.

  • 100% focus on family law. Family law is a highly specialized field that requires the expertise of a firm that focuses on this practice area exclusively. At the Ramos Law Group, we focus 100% of our efforts on the practice of family law, so you can feel confident that we have the tools, resources, and experience necessary to effectively fight for you. 
  • Board certification. Firm founder Mary E. Ramos is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This is a certification held by less than 1% of all Texas attorneys. 
  • Track record of success. We have a strong record of success and a good reputation in the community for fighting aggressively for our clients. Rest assured knowing that we will do everything in our power to get you the results you need. 
  • Raving fan guarantee. We are so confident in our team and our abilities that we offer a limited money-back offer if you are not fully satisfied with our services. 

Don’t wait—speak with one of our lawyers today to discuss your Cypress, TX, child support case in more detail.  

How Child Support Works in Texas

Not ready to proceed with hiring a lawyer just yet? That’s okay! In the meantime, here are some important things to keep in mind regarding child support in Texas so you have a better idea of what you can expect moving forward. 

Child Support Guidelines

Texas uses child support guidelines to guide the courts in determining the appropriate amount of child support to award in any given case. Unless certain factors exist, the court typically orders the non-custodial parent (the obligor) to pay child support in an amount based on the number of children and the obligor’s net monthly resources as follows. Let’s look at the percentage of the obligor’s income that may be allotted for child support. 

Number of ChildrenPercentage of Obligor’s Net Resources 
6+ Not less than the amount for 5 children


The court follows these guidelines unless the judge finds good cause to deviate from them.

Deviation from Child Support Guidelines

Generally speaking, there is a rebuttable presumption that amounts established by the child support guidelines are reasonable and will be in the best interest of the child. However, in some cases, the court may deviate from these guidelines. In determining whether to do so, Texas courts will typically consider factors such as the following: 

  • Age and needs of the child; 
  • Each parent’s ability to contribute to the child’s support; 
  • Available financial resources; 
  • Amount of time or possession of and access to the child; 
  • Amount of child care expenses incurred by either party to maintain employment;
  • Existence of any extraordinary educational, health care, or other expenses; 
  • Amount of post-divorce maintenancealimony or spousal supportmaintenance currently being paid or received by either party; and
  • Debts of either party. 

Note, however, that this is not an exhaustive list. If you have questions about other factors that could impact the potential amount of child support in your case, speak with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your rights and obligations in more detail. 

Duration of Child Support

In most cases, an order for child support will remain in effect until the youngest child graduates from high school or turns 18, whichever is later. In some cases, however, child support obligations may extend beyond that. 

Speak with a Cypress Child Support Attorney Today

To better understand your obligations and rights, consider speaking with a Cypress family law and child support lawyer. 

At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, we understand how overwhelming this process can feel. That’s why we’ve devoted 100% of our practice to helping our clients navigate the complexities of family law day in and day out. When you aren’t sure how to begin or where to turn, we will be there to provide you with the support and legal guidance that you need. 

Contact our team to schedule your consultation and get started today. 


Can Parents Agree to Child Support Amounts? 

Yes. According to Tex. Fam. Code § 154.124, the parties can enter into a written agreement regarding child support for their child or children. This is generally true even if the agreement deviates from the standard child support guidelines. Notably, however, if the court determines that the proposed child support agreement is not in the child’s best interest, it may request a revised agreement from the parties. 

What Do I Do If My Ex Is Not Complying with the Child Support Order? 

If the obligor fails to comply with their child support obligations as detailed in a court order, Texas law provides for several enforcement mechanisms. Examples include withholding the payments directly from the obligor’s paychecks, intercepting their tax refunds, or, in some cases, holding the individual in contempt of court. 

Can Child Support Orders Be Modified? 

Yes. Under certain circumstances, the court can modify a child support order. However, a child support order typically may be modified only when there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances. Your lawyer can help you decide if you have a substantial enough change to warrant a modification.

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Our Client Testimonials

Superb Law Firm

The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.

Worth Every Penny

"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."

Custody case won

"I was recommended to see Mary Ramos for my on coming custody case,it was the best thing I could've done honestly.The Ramos law group was quick with emailed responses and telephone calls,informative with ANY questions I had and they also took action with what they thought would work,which it did,I had money troubles and they were still willing to help they sent me with a younger lawyer Lindsey Lewis to help save some money and she was the best!She knew what she was doing and Mary was still on my case to make sure things went smoothly and to catch any details Lindsey and I might have missed.All in all I am a very satisfied client and if I ever needed a family lawyer again I would come back.My case was won as I received primary for my daughter which is exactly what I asked for.If you're willing to listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance they're definitely worth hiring.I thought I wanted sole custody for my daughter and they explained that wasn't in the best interest for her and honestly they were right,they speak to you on a professional level and also a real level of how things are actually going to work and what could happen if you take a certain action.They definitely care about their clients and make their own bond with you,you're not just money in their pockets you turn into family. "

Divorce Attorney

"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "

Highly recommend

"I started my divorce with a lawyer who was not very responsive. My divorce case was complicated and needed more laborious scrutiny. Since the case was not moving forward I had to switch lawyers. Made the switch to Ramos Law group. Since the very first day Mary and her team have been very efficient and meticulous. Since the case was complicated the team had to go through myriads of pages in discovery. I was pleased with the legal team that helped us handle the paperwork in a very timely manner. All my questions were answered very promptly. The relay of information was easy with their software system. We finally had a law firm that we could trust. My divorce was finalized and I only have Mary and her team to thank for going through a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend the Ramos law group for their help and support for getting my life back on track. "

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