Child Support Modification
Can I Change My Child Support Agreement After Divorce?
Yes, but there are 2 conditions that must be met. According to the Texas Attorney General, you may be allowed to modify your child support order if the following are true:
- More than 3 years have passed since the original child support order was issued or changed and the actual child support amount differs by 20% or $100 from the amount needed.
- A “material and substantial change” has come about since the orders were issued or changed.
A material and substantial change typically refers to a spike or dip in one parent’s income, re-marriage, new and different living arrangements, a change in the child’s health insurance, and/or one parent’s new responsibility to care for other children.
Generally speaking, it is much easier to get a desirable child support agreement during the divorce process than it is to have your child support orders favorably modified later on. However, if it becomes necessary to change your child support orders, our team at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC is here to be your advocate.
Compassionate, Effective Family Lawyers in Houston, Texas
Our legal team knows how to guide you through this challenging conflict. Each attorney on our team understands that family legal matters are sensitive and personal, and we are motivated to help you find a positive solution to the difficulty you are facing, whether than be child support modification or any other family law matter.
In addition to helping you foster productive discussions and successful negotiations, our firm is accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Attorney Brian Fagan is also an elected member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, which is a distinct honor awarded to no more than 10% of all Texas attorneys.
When it comes to child support modification, we’ve got you covered. Call (281) 810-9760 today to speak to a family law attorney in Houston, TX.