Texas child support is watched over by the Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General. Most problems concerning child support can be addressed by this department; however, some situations are so volatile and complicated that you may need the help of a child custody lawyer.
One of the issues that that may arise is the grounds on which child support may be modified. It’s usually difficult to do within the first 3 years from the original enforcement. This is why it’s important to be sure the original amount is fair.
If the order is less than 3 years old, the parent seeking to have it changed must show that their financial situation has significantly changed since the initial order. One example is if the parent loses their job. Or child support may be modified if unforeseen child expenses suddenly arise.
It doesn’t matter if both parents have an agreement when it comes to making child support payments. It cannot be enforced without the court.
If the order is more than 3 years old, it may be modified if it can be shown that the difference in the monthly payment is either 20% or $100 from child support guidelines. You must show proof of this.
Contacting a Texas Child Custody Lawyer
The attorneys at Warren & Migliaccio have years of experience, and we’ll use that training to provide you peace of mind for the future, whatever the circumstances for your divorce or family law situation. From the initial consultation until the day your divorce is finalized, our Texas family lawyer team is here to advocate on behalf of you and your children. Contact our Dallas law firm today at 1-888-584-9614.