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Requesting Modification of a Child Support Order in Texas

Both parents have an obligation to support their children. As part of your divorce decree, child support is set in accordance with state guidelines. With the passage of time, situations change and you may desire to modify the order for support upward or downward.

Should you be interested in modifying a child support order, you may be able to get your terms amended if you are able to show just cause and a substantial change in circumstances. Verbal agreements between spouses are not binding and can be voided at any time. So while you and your ex may come to terms, you must still go through legal formalities to have an enforceable agreement.

You may be able to modify your child support order provided you meet one of the following conditions:

  • Three or more years have passed since the order of child support was granted or modified last
  • The monthly amount of the support payment is either 20 percent different or $100 different from the amount that would be ordered under the guidelines.
  • There has been a substantial change in circumstances since the court order was made for child support

A knowledgeable child support attorney can examine the facts of your case and guide you through the process of seeking a legally enforceable modification of your child support order.

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