What is the process to modify child support in Texas?
The process to modify child support in Texas can be simple. If you qualify, you can ask the Attorney General – Child Support Division for review of your order.
What are the requirements or qualifications?
If your circumstances have changed, your order may be eligible for review and modification.
You are eligible to modify your child support Order if:
What does “Material Change in Circumstances” mean?
Here are examples of a material change in circumstances:
- The income of the parent who pays child support has changed significantly . It can either increase or decrease. This is not by a few dollars.
- The paying parent has more kids (for example: a new baby, an adopted child, or other biological child to support).
- Also, when the child is now living with the paying parent, there is no need to pay child support to the other parent. The money is for the financial support of the child.
- Loss of employment. No job means no income coming in. The paying parent can ask for a change in his monthly support.
Talk to an attorney about your circumstance. You may qualify for a change in your current support order. You won’t know until you ask.
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