In Texas, the law provides that the custodial parent is generally owed child support from the non-custodial parent for the support of their child or children. While the legislature has statutory guidelines in place for the courts to use when determining child support amounts, there are factors that can affect the final owed amounts.
Generally, a non-custodial parent will be required to pay the custodial parent 20 percent of his or her monthly net income for the support of one child. If the couple shares two children, the payer will owe 25 percent. For three children, the owed amount will be 30 percent. For each additional child, the support amount will increase by 5 percent.