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Legal Information: Texas

Texas Child Support

Laws current as of
December 2, 2019

Child Support

The judge may require one or both parents to provide child support until:

  • the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever comes later;
  • the child is emancipated (released from custodial care); or
  • the death of the child.1

If the child is disabled, child support payments could last for an indefinite period of time.1

Parents will also be required to pay medical support for their children.2 For additional information about child support in Texas, you can go to the Texas Attorney General’s website.

1 Tex. Fam. Code § 154.001
2 Tex. Fam. Code § 154.008