Modification of Court Orders
Child custody and child support orders can stay in place for years, but sometimes it becomes necessary to revisit those orders. Whether a change in a parent’s life no longer makes the order workable or a child has substantial unmet needs, a modification of the order may be necessary.
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Modification of Child Support
The requirements for modifying a child support order are slightly different. Like a custody modification case, Texas law allows a change in child support due to a “material and substantial” change. However, a court may also revisit the child support order three years after the prior order. The idea the 3-year rule is to see whether the parent paying support has an increase or decrease in income. As with a modification of custody, the court can change any part of a child support order, such as the amount of child support or which parent pays support.
The challenging part of modifying a child support order can be proving a change in income. The law requires proof of income at the time of the prior order and proof of current income. Our lawyers have experience with assessing a change in income and are here to help with your child support modification case.