Who has to pay child support?

As long as both parents are able to earn a living they will be required to pay whatever child support the court determines is reasonable. Click to read.

By John Nichols, Sr.
July 12, 2006
TX FAQs/Financial Issues

Liability is imposed upon both parents. Substantially all states have adopted the Uniform Support of Dependents Law. Under that law, "if possessed of sufficient means or able to earn such means, either or both parents shall be required to pay for child support a fair and reasonable sum as the court may determine."


John Nichols, Sr. practices family law in Houston. He has been listed as one of the best matrimonial lawyers in the U.S. in several journals and magazines including National Law Journal and Town & Country.

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July 12, 2006
Categories:  Child Support|FAQs

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