Texas Family Code - FAM § 154.125. Application of Guidelines to Net Resources




(a) The guidelines for the support of a child in this section are specifically designed to apply to situations in which the obligor's monthly net resources are not greater than $7,500 or the adjusted amount determined under Subsection (a-1), whichever is greater.

(a-1) The dollar amount prescribed by Subsection (a) is adjusted every six years as necessary to reflect inflation.  The Title IV-D agency shall compute the adjusted amount, to take effect beginning September 1 of the year of the adjustment, based on the percentage change in the consumer price index during the 72-month period preceding March 1 of the year of the adjustment, as rounded to the nearest $50 increment.  The Title IV-D agency shall publish the adjusted amount in the Texas Register before September 1 of the year in which the adjustment takes effect.  For purposes of this subsection, “consumer price index” has the meaning assigned by Section 341. 201, Finance Code.

(a-2) Expired.

(b) If the obligor's monthly net resources are not greater than the amount provided by Subsection (a), the court shall presumptively apply the following schedule in rendering the child support order:

1 child

20% of Obligor's Net Resources

2 children

25% of Obligor's Net Resources

3 children

30% of Obligor's Net Resources

4 children

35% of Obligor's Net Resources

5 children

40% of Obligor's Net Resources

6+ children

Not less than the amount for 5 children





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