In certain instances, it will be necessary to attempt to modify court orders pertaining to child support. Court orders can at times be unfair or unworkable from the start. Also, the circumstances that the court order was based on can change. Some of the circumstantial changes include children growing older, a change in financial standing, or a change in living arrangements. Whenever you are dealing with this type of case, your best bet is to acquire the services of an experienced attorney in family law cases. Rashelle Fetty has the experience and know-how to provide guidance and representation during the process.
Child Support Modifications
In Texas, child support orders can be modified if at least one of the conditions below is met.
- It has been more than three years since establishing the order or the last order modification
- The amount of the order differs by from the amount that the guidelines set by 20% or $100
- A substantial and material change occurs since the last child support order
A material and substantial change applies if one of the following situations are true:
- There are changes in the income of the parents that don’t have custody
- Additional children become the legal responsibility of the non-custodial parent
- There are changes in the child’s medical insurance coverage
- If the child starts to live with a different parent
Fortunately, the Fetty Firm and its sole and experienced attorney, Rashelle Fetty, can elaborate on all the stipulations and also help you submit a review request to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. Additionally:
- Child support orders can only be modified through an in-person hearing (Child Support Review Process) or a hearing
- Any type of informal agreements between the parents stated outside of the Review hearing, or court hearing do not change the original court order
Above all, it is important to note that this is only an overview of these types of cases. If you wish to learn more, make sure to give us a quick call. You can reach us by calling (214) 546-5746. Furthermore, you can learn more about child support modifications by clicking here.