Houston, Texas, Child Support Modification Attorney
Dedicated Child Support Attorney in Harris County, Texas
Your circumstances are likely to change after you first receive a child support order. Maybe your child has special needs or gifts that need adequate attention at school; or maybe one of you has had significant employment and income changes. The parenting plan does not take into account these unforeseen changes, so you will need to seek a modification of your child support order.
Child Support Modification
The most common reason clients seek child support modification is because of a change in income. As a general matter, Texas courts decide the child support amount based on income and number of children, not on the specific need of the custodial parent. So if the supporting party's income changes significantly, there may be cause to alter the payment plan.
Possible changes include:
- Reduction of payment due to lower income.
- Increase in payment due to higher income.
- Increase in payment due to special needs, extra-curricular activities expenses, or private schooling costs.
Although the support amount is generally based on the supporting party's income, the law allows for certain needs of the children to push this amount above the normal statutory guidelines, giving you access to more support funds for your children.
We Have Experience Understanding Our Client's Needs
Our lead attorney, Marlene Dancer Adams, has 30 years of experience understanding our clients and their needs. She can listen and understand what you need in order to tailor the child support modification for your goals and the needs of your child. When the payment plan no longer makes sense for your situation, we can help get the modification that best suits your circumstances. Contact us today.
We can negotiate on your behalf for a fair deal. And if the other party will not negotiate or we do not feel like you are getting a fair shake, we have the experience to fight for you in court.
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Serving Houston, Texas, for 30 years, we know how to reach your goals when it comes to child support modification. Contact us for help changing your child support order.