Child Support Modification: Why Is It Needed & How Can You Take Advantage Of It?

Every parent wants to ensure their child has all the things they need to grow, learn, and thrive. Kids can be expensive. Even the hardest working, most attentive parent can sometimes be unable to provide enough financial security. Modifying child support is of vital importance when parents separate, as it may be the only way to insure all of the child’s needs are being met.

Courts do their best to make sure that agreements regarding conservatorship are fair and have the best interests of the child firmly in mind. But what if circumstances change? Even if you have a court-ordered child support agreement, Texas courts have determined that payment amounts may be modified in the following cases:

  • Loss of job or residence for the non-custodial parent
  • Income of one or both parents has significantly increased or decreased
  • Changes in the child’s primary place of residence
  • Changes in the child’s medical or dental coverage
  • Remarriage or adoption
  • Changes in the child’s schooling, medical, or mental health needs
  • Military enlistment of the non-custodial parent
  • Changes in the child’s living arrangement
  • Non-custodial parent becoming legally responsible for more children

As an experienced family law attorney, Jennifer Espronceda is well-versed in the process of modifying child support. Payments should adequately reflect a reasonable monthly contribution to the child’s upbringing and basic needs. If you aren’t sure whether a modification of child support is warranted, Espronceda Law should be your first call. A single consultation can help you understand how the particulars of your situation are impacted by existing child support laws. If a modification is warranted, your attorney can help you navigate the process with confidence. Nothing is more important than helping your child get the financial security they deserve.

Schedule a free initial phone consultation at 210-308-6600

Or email Jennifer at Jennifer@EsproncedaLaw.com