I think the child support check should be based on what a person can afford. How is one to live, pay rent, make a car payment pay bills etc. If one fourth of your paycheck is going to child support! whats even sadder is the ex wife is making more money than the man and even getting free loans for college and spending it on expensive hair cuts and clothing. The ex is also using the children as a weapon, stealing them from father not relating where they are etc. accusing male of shoving her etc. knowing full well everything out of her mouth is a lie. Its a case of "she said " he said" yet Texas always seems to side with mother. Its suppose to help the children, but mostly it lines the pockets of mothers that spend it NOT on the children but on clothing for herself.