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Modifying Child Support

Modifying Child Support

To modify child support in Texas, at least three years must have passed since the child support order was signed. A child support order may also be modified if there is a material or substantial change in circumstances. For example, if one parent suddenly loses their job and cannot afford child support, the amount may be reduced after seeking a child support modification.

Texas family courts will carefully consider the reasons why parties are seeking to modify a child support order. Keep in mind, however that despite your alleged changes in circumstances, the court makes its determination with a focus on the best interest of the child involved. Some common reasons why the court may approve a child support modification include:

- A significant increase or reduction in income

- A change in the child’s financial needs

- A change in child custody

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