Monday, February 2, 2009

The 2009 Texas Attorney General Tax Chart.

The 2009 Attorney General Tax Chart is now available for the setting of child support in Texas. It is interesting to note that the Texas Minimum Wage will change from $6.55 to $7.25 on July 24, 2009. Therefore, the minumum wage presumption used for setting child support will increase on that day.

As a result, if child support is set using the minimum wage presumption (based upon a 40 hour work week), child support would be as follows:

From January 1, 2009 to July 23, 2009:

1 Child - $202.57
2 Children - $253.22
3 Children - $303.86
4 Children - $354.51
5 Children- $405.14
6+ Children- Not Less Than $405.14

From July 24, 2009 to December 31, 2009:

1 Child - $222.56
2 Children - $278.20
3 Children - $333.84
4 Children - $389.48
5 Children - $445.12
6+ Children- Not Less Than $445.12

These amounts do not include arguments that the Obligor might have for paying a reduced amount due to actual payments of union dues and/or health care insurance for the child(ren). Also, the amounts also do not adjust for any children that outside the household upon which the order is based, for whom the Obligor may also have a duty of support. For the reduced percentages, see Texas Family Code §154.129