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Child Support Modifications Attorney in Houston

Finding Just Resolutions for Child Support Issues

Parents have a legal duty to provide financial support to their minor children such that they can enjoy the necessaries of life, such as food, clothing, and shelter. When one parent has primary custody over a minor child, the non-custodial parent must fulfill their duty to support their minor child by paying the child support to the custodial parent. Child support functions as a substitute for the physical presence and support of the noncustodial parent.

Child Support Modifications in Texas

Child support obligations are inherently temporary. In most cases, a parent’s duty to provide financial support to their child terminates when they reach the age of majority. In Texas, most children are presumed to be self-sufficient adults after they turn 18.

However, a party can modify an existing child support order by demonstrating that a material change in circumstances justifies changing the duration of the child support obligation, or the amount to be paid.

Circumstances that justify modifying child support orders include:

  • A change in the parties’ respective financial conditions
  • A change in the parties’ employment situation
  • Whether the custodial parent has remarried with someone who is willing and able to provide financial stability for the children
  • Physical or mental disability of the children
  • The child’s ability to independently provide for themselves after turning 18

Call a Skilled Houston Child Support Modification Attorney

Child support modifications can vary depending on the attendant circumstances of the case. A party may be requesting the court to increase the other party’s obligation to pay child support. Conversely, a party might be asking the court to decrease or terminate their obligation to pay child support. In either case, the party requesting a modification of child support must support their claim by showing that a material change in circumstances applies to their case. At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we can appreciate the urgency and sensitive nature that child support proceedings have on you and your child’s other parent. With more than eight decades of combined experience, our legal team can help find an equitable solution to your child support issues. However, when such a solution cannot reasonably be achieved, we are prepared to aggressively fight to protect you and your child’s best interests.

Consult our experienced child support modification attorney at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law by calling (281) 476-9447 or contacting us onlinetoday.

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