If your existing child support orders are either in need of modification or are in need of defense from a modification action filed by your child’s other parent, the experienced Texas legal team at Winfrey Law Firm, PLLC can help. Too often, parents are under the impression that once child support orders are put into place, they can never be modified. Conversely, some parents are under the impression that they can simply request a modification to existing child support orders whenever they wish to do so. Neither one of these common misconceptions is grounded in law or practice. As a result, it’s generally a good idea to avoid making assumptions about your child support modification situation until a child support lawyer Llano and Cypress, TX residents trust has assessed your unique circumstances and provided you with personalized guidance.
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Most of the time, child support orders – like child custody orders – can only be modified if a dramatic change in circumstances has occurred since the original orders were put into place. Each judge makes their own determination as to what constitutes a significant change in circumstances worthy of a child support modification. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to work with an experienced child support lawyer when you’re either hoping to initiate a modification action or you’re hoping to successfully counter a child support modification action by your child’s other parent. It’s going to be difficult to determine whether you have strong grounds for your particular case until the Llano and Cypress, TX team at Winfrey Law Firm, PLLC has evaluated your family’s particular situation.
With that said, you can generally assume that grounds for modification will be considered if something significant has changed in re: your child’s financial needs. For example, if your child has become seriously ill or injured and now requires a different level of care, that would likely serve as reasonable grounds for a modification request. Less straightforward are scenarios in which either parent’s financial situation has changed. Job loss, for example, may or may not serve as grounds for a modification request, depending on the circumstances. If the job loss is temporary and the parent remains eligible to work, the court may not see a good reason to modify existing orders. However, if a child’s parent becomes disabled, whether that parent pays child support or receives child support, the court may find that a modification request is proper.
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Our Llano and Cypress, TX clients receive personalized guidance when they meet with a Winfrey Law Firm, PLLC child support lawyer on our team. Consultations are confidential and risk-free, so there is no reason to hesitate if you’re interested in learning more about your legal options. It would be our pleasure to assist you with your legal needs at this time.