Protecting Texas Children
Disputes over child support are common. Texas has child support guidelines that control the amount of support, but they only work if the numbers used in the calculations are accurate. At our Plano and Odessa law offices, we work to ensure the accuracy of the income and expense figures used to determine child support. We investigate and analyze the incomes of both parties to arrive at the correct numbers.
Focusing On The Kids
Our goal is to help clients give their children the right environment. A child who had a comfortable lifestyle prior to the divorce should be able to maintain that lifestyle. Child support attorney C. “Luke” Gunnstaks investigates allegations that one parent is hiding income or assets to reduce the amount of child support paid and represents clients to increase the amount received. Our law firm uses all legal means possible to ensure that a divorce affects kids as little as possible.
A Complete Picture Of Income
When calculating child support, there is much more to account for than simply salaries and hourly wages. We also make sure the court considers all other sources of income, such as:
- Severance pay
- Sales commissions
- Retirement benefits
- Overtime paid or owed
- Trust income
- Fringe benefits
- Dividends and interest income
- Capital gains
- Social Security
- Rental income benefits
- Unemployment benefits
- Gifts or prizes
- Spousal maintenance/alimony
- Imputed income
Accommodating Changing Circumstances
People’s lives can change at any time. When significant changes occur, we strongly advocate for modification of child support orders. We make sure any proposed changes are in the child’s best interests, and use all the resources at our disposal to enforce child support payments.
Make Sure Your Kids Have What They Need: Contact Plano Child Support Guidelines Attorneys Today
Our forceful approach is useful in all matters related to child support. To learn how we can help you make sure that you are receiving or paying the correct amount of support, call GUNNSTAKS LAW OFFICE at 972-590-6572 or contact us online.
Luke and Cynthia are board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.