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Child Support

Child Support Issue: Client earned $86,000.00 last year, which was a big increase from prior years. Attorney General tried to increase support from former level to guideline amount, which would have doubled the support.

Result: I argued the “additional factors” in the Family Code and no increase was ordered.


Issue: Client received several hundred thousand dollars in a settlement involving another matter.

Result: Got child support cut in half for client.


Issue: Client had gotten himself in trouble with the local, rural judge after two years of being behind with his child support and being disrespectful. He had three prior attorneys. Jailed once before, he was about to go to jail again if he didn’t pay “all his paycheck except he could keep $100 for himself.”

Result: I saved him from going to jail and obtained a fixed arrearage payment he could handle instead of paying his entire paycheck.


Issue: Client earned $86,000.00 last year, which was a big increase from prior years. Attorney General tried to increase support from former level to guideline amount, which would have doubled the support.

Result: Jon argued the “additional factors” in the Family Code and no increase was ordered.Issue and Result: I defended a Dad against a child support increase. Mom had gotten Temporary Orders making Dad pay the full $1,800 per month maximum child support; however, after I took over the case and set it for trial, we got the support reduced to $1000 per month even though, on paper, Dad arguably owed the full amount.


Issue: Client had gotten himself in trouble with the local, rural judge after two years of being behind with his child support and being disrespectful. He had three prior attorneys. Jailed once before, he was about to go to jail again if he didn’t pay “all his paycheck except he could keep $100 for himself.”

Result: Jon saved client from going to jail and obtained a fixed arrearage payment he could handle instead of paying his entire paycheck.


Issue: Child support cases in Smith county (Tyler) before a judge who is very hard on men who owe child support. Jon was asked to go to Tyler by these clients when they had a difficult time finding attorneys to represent them in this particular court.

Result: Jon successfully defended several child support enforcement cases in Smith County before said judge. Successes included: getting clients out of jail, keeping them from going to jail, favorably amending their probation terms, etc.


Issue: I defended a Dad against a child support increase. Mom had gotten Temporary Orders making Dad pay the full $1,800 per month maximum child support; however, after I took over the case and set if for trial.

Result: We got the support reduced to $1000 per month even though, on paper, Dad arguably owed the full amount.

Client Reviews
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Knowledgeable, respectful and great! Renee Moore
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Jon, once again – Great job! I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for your overall knowledge of the law and your impressive trial skills. Simply outstanding! It may have been just another day at the office for you, but you’ve made a huge positive impact on my life and more importantly on my son’s life. Thanks again. Anonymous
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My experience as Jon’s client was stellar and I can’t imagine having gone through everything the last few years without him going to bat for me. My case was a high conflict child custody modification. Jon is incredibly knowledgeable and he expertly applied this knowledge to my case. He has a very confident, commanding presence in the courtroom and his loyalty to the success of me and my case was clear in his actions. Our outcome was better than I expected and I am happy with the results. He and his staff are diligent, skilled and worth every cent. If you need assertive, sharp, highly skilled representation, then I absolutely recommend Jon. Anonymous
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A most genuine ‘Thank You’ from me and my family. (I am) very fortunate that I found you in 2006 to represent me in battling The Devil in Divorce-Custody #1. It’s no secret that I hold you in high regard and probably place unfair expectations on your back to carry into battle with me. Just know that there is no one I trust more than you when it comes to guiding/representing/fighting for me and my family. You earned my respect and trust nine years ago now. I already know the quality of man I walk into the courtroom with. And that provides me a level of confidence which cannot be replaced. I’m loyal to a fault, my friend. The quality of your work and your office staff’s support and responsiveness have all been top notch in dealing with me and my family’s legal issues... Anonymous