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Child support can be a complex and emotional issue for families going through a divorce or separation.

The Texas child support guidelines are used to determine the amount of child support to be paid by the noncustodial parent. These guidelines are somewhat flexible, however, and they are responsive to a change in circumstances that might justify modifying the amount of support owed.

 A skilled Denton child support attorney from Goline & Roland Law Firm can take advantage of the flexibility that is built into these guidelines to justify modification of the original child support order.

Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation with our family law attorneys. We are here to provide you with the guidance and representation you need to navigate the child support process effectively.

Child Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Do I Petition to Modify a Support Order?

If you are the child’s parent, you can file a modification petition with the court.

If you are not the child’s parent, you can still file a modification petition under certain circumstances, such as:

  • If you are named as a party in the current child support order
  • If you have been caring for and supervising the child for a certain amount of time
  • If you are a legally approved relative of the child

We recognize that every family is unique, and we will work with you to tailor our services to your specific needs. We aim to help you secure the financial support your family deserves while minimizing stress and conflict.

What Kinds of Fees Will I Have to Pay to File a Modification Petition?

You must pay a filing fee and, if the other parent must be served with notice of your petition, a service fee. These fees vary by county and change from time to time. If you are financially unable to pay these fees, you can petition the judge to waive these fees by filling out a form.

Understanding Child Support Modification

As life circumstances change, it may become necessary to modify a child support order to better align with the needs of the children and the financial situation of the parents. Our experienced Denton child support lawyers can guide you through the process of petitioning for a modification and help you understand the legal requirements and potential outcomes.

Key points to consider when seeking a child support modification:

  • Evaluating the reasons for the modification
  • Documenting significant changes in income or expenses
  • Understanding the legal process for filing a modification petition
  • Negotiating with the other parent or their legal representation
  • Preparing for a court hearing if an agreement cannot be reached

It's important to seek legal advice and representation to ensure that your rights and the best interests of your children are protected throughout the child support modification process. Contact Goline & Roland Law Firm today for knowledgeable and compassionate assistance.

Where Do I File a Child Support Modification Petition?

Generally, you are expected to file your petition with the court that issued the order you are seeking to modify. If the child has been living elsewhere in Texas for at least six months, you must still file with the original court, but you can ask the court to transfer the case to a court in your child’s new jurisdiction. It gets considerably more complicated if you or the child reside outside of Texas.

If the Other Parent and I Agree on Child Support Modification, Can We Execute the Change Without Going to Court?

No, you will have to go to court. A support order is a court order, and it can only be modified by a judge. This requirement is more than a mere procedural formality – even if you agree on the terms of support modification, the judge can still deny your modification petition based on the “best interests of the child” standard.

At Goline & Roland Law Firm, we understand that securing child support payments is crucial for the well-being of your family. Our experienced child support attorneys in Denton, Texas, can help you navigate the complex guidelines and laws surrounding child support payments in Texas.

Don't wait to get started on your case. Contact our firm online or call (940) 400-0475 to speak with our Denton child support lawyer today.


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