Modification of Child Support
The court can modify child support order if the circumstances of the child(ren) or a person affected
by the order have materially and substantially changed. It is important to realize that just because a court can modify a child support order
does not mean a court will modify the child support order. There are many factors the court may consider in deciding whether to grant the
request for a modification.
When one party files a motion asking that an order of child support be altered in one direction, the other party may request and often does request that the support be altered in the other direction. For example, if one parent requests for an increase the other parent may file for a decrease or even petition for a modification of the child custody order.
We can help you determine if you can or should file for a modification of a child support order. Eligibility to modify a child support order in Texas is if one or more of the following is true:
1. The current order was established or last modified more than three years ago.
2. A material and substantial change in circumstances has occurred since the child support order was last set.
3. The child(ren) are now living with a different parent.
We will help you understand all the legalities that may arise if you choose to move forward in modifying child support. It is important to have an attorney at your side to ensure that you pay or receive the correct amount of child support. We take the time to answer all of your questions and guide you through each stage of this process before you make the decision to move forward. We will help you understand all the relevant information that makes your case unique. Contact us to schedule your consultation.