After establishing a court-ordered or agreed-upon child support amount during your divorce, you may find that your circumstances or your child’s needs change years later. In this case, you may be able to modify your child support order. The process is often challenging, so, it’s important to contact an experienced and trustworthy lawyer who can help make your desired changes, ensure no detail is overlooked, and fiercely advocate for your rights.
At Moffett Law Firm, we have over 30 years of collective experience working on highly complex family law matters, giving us the skills to take on any challenge. Our team is here to listen to your story and develop a customized plan tailored to your unique needs. When dealing with a complex or contentious legal challenge, clear and open communications are essential. The more we know about your situation the better we are able to fight for your needs. Throughout the legal process, we strive to help you make informed decisions and understand your legal options. Working with the attorneys at Moffett Law Firm gives you the best chance of achieving the outcome you deserve.
Steps to Modifying Your Child Support Order in Texas
If you want to alter or modify your child support order, Texas courts have complicated rules and regulations you must follow. Fortunately, our highly qualified Moffett Law Firm lawyers are here to guide you through the process of child support modification. We understand that every case is unique, but the process typically involves the following steps:
While you pursue a child support order modification, you should continue to fulfill your current obligations under the existing order. Failing to do so could result in legal action from the other parent, paying interest, and other sanctions.
Establish Grounds for Modification
Before filing for a child support order change or modification, you must have grounds to do so. Reasons you may have grounds to make modifications to child support in Texas include the following:
- You experienced a material change in circumstances that justifies the change or modification.
- At least three years have passed since the current order has been in effect, and societal or personal factors have affected your ability to fulfill your obligations; and
- The requested modification or change is in the best interest of your child or children.
Our knowledgeable lawyers can help you determine if you have the grounds for child support modification and the best course of action to prove these grounds in court.
In most cases, you must provide evidence that your circumstances have changed, and your current child support terms no longer work for you. For example, you might demonstrate one or more of the following:
- Your income has increased or decreased
- You have other children that are legally entitled to support
- You are paying additional expenses because the child spends more time with you or now resides with you
We can help you gather the evidence you need to show the court that your requested changes or modification is necessary. Our hardworking lawyers strive to build a solid case and aggressively fight for your rights, so you can rest assured you are in the hands of a team that will protect you.
Discuss Your Texas Child Support Modification With a Trustworthy Lawyer at Moffett Law Firm
If your finances or other circumstances have changed, and your child support agreement no longer works for you, you may be able to file for a modification. With the help of our dedicated lawyers at Moffett Law Firm, you can better understand how to achieve a favorable result and a lawyer that will do everything they can to protect your rights, emotional well-being, and financial future.
With decades of combined experience in the industry, you can trust us to take on your child support modification and handle it with the knowledge and skill necessary to achieve the desired outcome. We have the expertise to get to the heart of your case, represent you in the best way possible, and achieve your deserved resolution. To schedule a consultation, call (713) 333-5800 or fill out our contact form.