If I file for divorce will I be required to ask for child support if the father of my children already gives me a monthly amount?

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If I file for divorce will I be required to ask for child support if the father of my children already gives me a monthly amount?

Asked on November 2, 2012 under Family Law, Texas

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Assuming you file for a marital dissolution with your spouse you can ask the court for child support per court guidelines even if the father is voluntarily making payments to you on his own for child support. The key is what the net monthly income is of each spouse and what do the county guidelines state as to such for a monthly amount per child?


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