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Flower Mound and Lewisville Child Custody Lawyers

The emotional nature of cases involving children demands our law firm’s utmost attention. Issues such as child support and child custody are discussed with our team of competent and experienced lawyers to determine the best legal strategy. Our ultimate goal is to help our clients obtain a positive outcome. Our attorneys have seen the struggles a family can experience by engaging in a custody battle. Therefore, we encourage negotiations at every turn. However, quite often, our client’s are faced with an opposing party that is irrational, immature, or combative. If you find yourself in this situation, our legal team will never back down from a contested trial. In fact, in both facets, negotiation and litigation, our Texas lawyers, will guide you in the best legal strategy to ensure the best outcome possible.

Denton County Child Support Attorney

In Texas, child support is most often calculated by using specific guidelines. These child support guidelines are presumed to be reasonable and in the child’s best interest. However, the court may decide, or the parties may agree, that the proposed guidelines are unjust or inappropriate under the circumstances. A skilled attorney can guide you through the process to determine whether we could persuade the court to deviate from the guidelines normally imposed. Whether this is an original proceeding or modification, a knowledgeable attorney will advocate on your behalf.

The calculation is driven by several factors including net income, the number of children and the cost of health insurance. The court will also consider factors such as day care costs, education costs and whether or not the child has any special needs.

For the primary conservator, or the parent with whom the child lives, the biggest dilemma we see is that the party that is ordered to pay child support has not accurately identified their current income or has become intentionally unemployed in order to avoid paying child support. Our legal team will work diligently with you to expose this income and motive and get you the child support that you deserve.

For the possessory conservator, or the parent who visits the children and pays child support, we often see the court looking only towards your past earnings and not taking into consideration current factors such as reduced commission, bonuses, or lack of business revenue. The attorneys at The Jimenez Law Firm, P.C., will present an organized and persuasive argument to the court regarding these factors. This may persuade the court to base your child support on your current income.

It is wise to work with a lawyer to ensure the child support amount is as accurate and fair as possible. Failure to obtain a competent lawyer may result in you accepting an offer that is not an accurate depiction of what you should be paying or receiving for child support.

The following is a chart that is used to calculate child support if the obligor’s (the person ordered to pay child support) monthly net resources are $7,500.00 or less. This chart will only apply if the obligor does not have any other children outside of the relationship.

Number of Children Percentage of Monthly Net Resources
1 20
2 25
3 30
4 35
5 40
6 or more Not less than 40

If the obligor’s (the person ordered to pay child support) monthly net resources are more than $7,500.00 the skilled attorneys at our firm may be able to obtain more child support than the percentages listed above. In essence, we will need to prove that such things as private schools, nanny’s, summer vacations and extracurricular activities are in the child’s best interest.

A court may order a parent to pay retroactive child support. The time limitations and amounts pertaining to retroactive child support are unique to each individual case and can only be discovered during a consultation with our law firm.

Flower Mound and Lewisville Child Custody Attorneys

When guiding clients through child custody, we make sure that the client is 100 percent prepared for the process. We ensure that he or she understands the importance of the process, the paperwork and the initial hearing.

Through our preparation, we address topics such as each parent’s income, the child’s wishes and family violence. If there is a history of family violence, it can affect child custody.

Most often, the court will grant the parents joint managing conservatorship (JMC). In family situations where there are allegations of abuse, neglect or a history of drug use, our firm will argue that one parent should be designated as the sole managing conservatorship (SMC). The other parent, then, is limited to being a possessory conservator. The possessory conservator will have visitation rights and will be responsible for paying child support to the SMC.

These judgments, as with most items in the divorce judgment or suit affecting the parent child relationship, can be modified at a later date.

Contact Our Firm

If you have questions regarding child custody and support, contact The Jimenez Law Firm, P.C., by calling or by completing the contact form on this website. We offer consultations and accept most major credit cards for the payment of services.

Best of the Best!
Posted by Francisco, a Family client

She is very direct and honest. She tells you how it is and tells you what needs to be done to get you what you want. She is very professional. I am very satisfied with her representation given how young she is. She has a lot of experience. If needed in the future, I will definitely hire Christina Jimenez and her firm again.

Best of the Best!
Posted by Francisco, a Family client

She is very direct and honest. She tells you how it is and tells you what needs to be done to get you what you want. She is very professional. I am very satisfied with her representation given how young she is. She has a lot of experience. If needed in the future, I will definitely hire Christina Jimenez and her firm again.

Extraordinary Lawyer and Splendid Staff
Posted by Jaime, a Family Client

I won custody of my son thanks to Ms. Jimenez. She is very trustworthy and knowledgeable. The perfect Attorney for family matters. Throughout my entire case she was very responsive to me and if there were any changes she made sure I was informed.

A trustworthy lawyer for all your needs.
Posted by Leonardo

I personally thank Mr. Floyd for being my lawyer, he explained to me everything right. He worked my case when I thought I was going to do some time but he got me time served. I recommend Mr. Floyd to every criminal case. He's worth your time and well spent money.

Single Dad Wins!
Posted by a client

She dissected my ex making her look terrible in court. Hard for a single father to get custody? Not in Texas. She's ethically ruthless, if that makes sense. I ended up proving infidelity and canceled Mrs. Jimenez before final hearing, because a divorced father needs money for his child.all in all... Thank you.

Can't say enough good things!
Posted by Rhiannon, a Family client

She's awesome! She did everything and more she told me. Always answers my calls. No matter what time. She knows her law. She is family orientated and a really good listener and communicator. I recommend her so highly! I continue to work with her and she will have my business always.

Nastier divorce than yours...
Posted by a Family client

She got the results that were more favorable to me. From the first hearing I was able to get my kids back, she is well known in Denton county and has a very professional demeanor.

Undisputed Victory: Father wins Custody of Baby Boy!
Posted by Richard

In undeniable circumstances, justice was prevailed when Joshua won custody of my two year old son on a whim. When faced with adversity, Mr. Floyd prevailed with phenomenal performance.

Review of Services for Christina Jimenez
Posted by Patrick, a Criminal Defense client

My experience with this law firm has been an overall excellent experience. She has always been quickly and easily reachable and very responsive to any and all of my inquiries. I would greatly recommend her and her practice to anyone in need of the services her firm offers.

Possession of a deadly drug
Posted by Mary

Mr. Floyd handled my husband's case extremely well. After all the evidence was collected Mr. Floyd got my husband's case dismissed. My husband never had to go to court, Mr. Floyd took care of everything. I would recommend him to anyone.

Sweet Lawyer and she did a great job!
Posted by Caroline, a Criminal Defense client

informed with what was going on! She was honest and up front about my case even when if it was meant to be harsh it was still said the right way. Christina was overall a great lawyer and she got my case done in a timely manner and respectful one. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a good lawyer!

Difficult divorce made easy!!!!!!
Posted by Nicola, a Divorce client

The Jimenez team made, what I thought was going to be a difficult divorce, extremely easy. They went above and beyond for me, and almost everything was taken care of with just a couple of phone calls.

Best Lawyer I could of hired!
Posted by Tom, a Child Custody client

From day one Christina was very professional and ethical. It's very hard for a Dad to get custody of his kids but with the great work of the Jimenez firm that's exactly what happened. Christina made opposing counsel look so bad my ex went through two (high priced) lawyers before it was over. It was awesome having her and her team on my side! Thank you Christina for everything and I will always be a promoter of your firm!

Amazing lawyer and the BEST for family law issues!
Posted by a Child Support client

Christina is very knowledgeable and professional with family law issues. She went above and beyond my expectations. My children and I were going through a very difficultly time in our lives and Christina faithfully stood by my side in court throughout my trials. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing guidance handling legal matters.

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