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CHILD SUPPORT MODIFICATIONS

DALLAS CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS

Situations often change with time. It is not likely that a person will earn the same amount of money or work the same job for the duration of their lifetime. The law takes this fact into consideration, and it is for this reason, divorce orders are not set in stone. The initial document ordered by a court for a divorcing couple is legally binding and solid. However, if circumstances warrant a modification, there are available actions through the court to make changes to the original agreement.

 

We, at MAS Law Firm have helped clients with their modifications of Texas child support agreements, and helped them pay their child support payments after the change in their living situations. If you or a loved is seeking legal help for a child support modification, our experienced Dallas lawyers for Texas child support matters are here to help you.

FACTORS CONSIDERED BY COURT FOR MODIFICATIONS

Child support modification factors vary from state to state. In State of Texas, courts include the following provisions as grounds for modification of child support:

  • The modification is in the best interest of the child,
  • The circumstances of the child,
  • A conservator or party affected by the order have materially and substantially changed since the order was signed by the court,
  • It has been three years since the order was last modified, and
  • The monthly amount of the award differs by at least 20% or $100 from the amount that would be awarded child support guidelines.

The court cannot change a child support obligation in the past, and may only set up future obligations. The process to modify a current court order must begin with a petition to the court asking for the modification. This usually calls for the assistance of a child support lawyer due to several requirements that must be in the petition and assurance that the petition is properly serving the other party. Once the petition is properly filed and served, the court can enter temporary orders if properly requested. The process may happen relatively quickly if the modification is agreed to by the other party; otherwise the case will have to be scheduled for trial.

HIRING THE RIGHT ATTORNEY FOR YOUR MODIFICATIONS

When a child support modification request is not agreed by the other parent, the case is scheduled for a trial. Having an attorney help you with your child support modification will ensure that your case is presented effectively in the trial, and justification of the modification is backed up the proofs and documents. It is important that your reasons for modifications are presented in front of the court in an effective manner, for judge to make a decision that is favorable for you.

 

Our experienced and dedicated Dallas family lawyer Amber Shemesh has been helping clients in Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, and Denton counties for their modification agreements. She has helped clients with modification agreements of their child support, and representing parents struggling financially to request for modification of their Texas child support agreements. Ms. Shemesh and other members of our Dallas family lawyers is available for a free consultation appointment to discuss the details of your case, and help you get answers to any questions that you might have.

 

If you or a loved one is facing a family law issue related to child support, our attorneys are here to discuss the details of your case with a FREE CONSULTATION appointment. You can call us at 972.789.1664, email us at contact@dallasarealaw.com, or fill out the form on top of this page. We accept all major credit cards and offer convenient installment plans.

 

 

 

 

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