When a court determines the amount of Texas child support a parent is obligated to pay, it must consider that parent’s net resources. The statute sets forth certain items to be included in the parent’s net resources and other items that are not to be included. Tex. Fam. Code § 154.062. An appeals court recently had to determine if a trial court could consider an item that is not specifically included in the statute.
The divorce decree required the father to pay child support, provide health insurance, and reimburse the mother for 50% of non-covered health-care expenses.
Mother Moves for Modification
The mother subsequently moved to modify the decree to change the father’s possession and access and to increase his child-support obligation. She also moved to enforce the decree, claiming the father failed to reimburse her for health-care expenses.