Child support is designed to ensure that both parents are contributing
to the financial needs of any shared children they might have. In cases
where a paying parent overpays child support, it is possible to recover
the excess support, though this depends on a number of factors. In Texas,
if you are still obligated to make child support payments, the attorney
general will likely apply the excess payments to your future obligations,
as per Texas Family Code.
On the other hand, if you are no longer obligated to make child support
payments, you can file a request and demand a repayment or, if that fails,
you can file a lawsuit. This is applicable whether or not your overpayment
was made before, on, or after the date your child support obligation was
terminated. If a court rules in your favor, your ex-spouse would also
be obligated to pay for your attorney fees and court costs, in addition
to the amount of child support you overpaid.
Houston Child Support Attorneys
Regardless if you need assistance in obtaining child support or what to
modify or put an end to your existing child support payments, you will
need a skilled legal advocate to represent you. At the Law Offices of
Kathryn Marteeny, we will fight to ensure your children receive everything
that is both in their best interests and practical for you as a parent.
Our Houston legal team has an in-depth understanding of Texas laws concerning
child support and will familiarize you with your legal rights and obligations.
With over 30 years of experience under our belts, you can rest assured
you will be in good hands with us.
Contact our office today at (713) 936-2300 to schedule a consultation with
a member of our team.