There's an online petition circulating through social media on petitioning Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Governor Greg Abbott to re-examine child support laws in Texas and seeks to change the current system to include both parents income.

Currently, according to the petition, child support is calculated based only on the non-primary parent's income. The petition calls the current guidelines "biased" saying that the primary parent can work and earn as much as the non-primary parent or more but it is not considered or required in the Texas child support guidelines, leaving the non-primary parent paying more than necessary. The petition also calls for Texas to follow the lead of other states like North Carolina which have adopted guidelines based on both parents income.

At the time of this article, the petition already garnered over 18,000 signatures and seems to be gaining momentum. What are your thoughts on this topic Central Texas?

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