Affordable Child Support Lawyer in Dallas
The Law Offices of John P. McCall can help you with your child support case in any county in North Texas. We can help if you are seeking child support from the other parent or if you have received an order to pay child support.
Consult An Attorney to Modify a Child Support Order
If you are seeking to modify an existing child support order it is critical that you contact our office immediately and do not violate the corresponding visitation and/or custody orders in place.
Use this form to tell us a little about your situation. The information you send will be reviewed by the Law Offices of John P. McCall Jr.
An attorney will then contact you with the best course of action or request more information.
How much does a child support lawyer cost?
In most cases the total fees you can expect to pay vary between $2000-$5000. The specific child support attorney you work with can affect that total. Attorneys will charge by the hour and those rates can be as low as $100 an hour all the way up to $500 per hour. The major factor to consider is whether or not the child support claim is contested. Contested child support claims that can't be settled will need to go to court where legal fees can stack up quickly. This is why it's so important to hire a highly skilled attorney with experience settling sensitive cases. A keen negotiator will be able to use court as a last resort and, more often than not, settle your case out of court saving you thousands in legal fees.
Can a lawyer help with child support?
It is totally possible to have your child support agreement dealt with in court and decided by a judge without the help of an attorney. This is a lot like trying to assemble a jig saw puzzle in the dark. The child support rules and guidelines in Texas are complex and not following them precisely can lead to major legal and financial headaches for you later down the road.
Consulting with a knowledgeable child support attorney when setting up the implementation or adjustment of an order much easier on everybody involved. An attorney can also fully apprise you of your rights to back child support and possibly help you recoup some of those lost payments. A good child support attorney will also be able to tell you if it will be possible to modify your child support order to fit your current circumstances. This has become increasingly more frequent because of the staggering unemployment rates in Texas due to COVID-19.
What to bring to a child support consultation
Mr. McCall will usually meet with a client in person or over the phone for 45 minutes to an hour to get acquainted with their situation during an initial consultation. It is highly recommended that potential clients come prepared to these meetings with the appropriate information, facts, and documents otherwise it is difficult, or impossible, to properly advise them.
Facts and information to discuss with your child support attorney:
By Appointment Only
Available by phone during business hours
Available by email or chat 24/7
918 W Commerce Street
Dallas, Texas 75208
Principal Attorney John P. McCall Jr.
Sunday: 9am to 3pm
Monday: 8am to 6pm
Tuesday: 8am to 6pm
Wednesday: 8am to 6pm
Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday: 8am to 6pm
Saturday: 8am to 6pm