Houston Modification of Child Support Attorneys
The modification of child support agreements can be an important option for parents who either are not receiving enough support to adequately address their children’s needs or who are unable to meet child support requirements due to financial hardship. The process of making a change to an existing child support agreement can be a difficult one, though. The courts ultimately rule according to what is in the best interest of the child in question, meaning that parents cannot necessarily modify their support arrangements without the court’s permission.
At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we believe in providing our Houston clients with a powerful voice in their arguments for modifying their child support agreements. We understand this can be a tough process, which is why we are determined to give our clients the peace of mind they deserve.
How to Approach a Modification of Child Support Case
A parent wanting a modification of his or her existing child support order needs to establish that he or she has the grounds to do so. These modification cases may only be filed in the following situations:
- The modification is being made due to substantial changes in financial capacities or needs
- The change in need is greater than a certain amount per month or percentage of the existing payment amount
- The existing arrangement was not created or modified in the last three years
A parent filing a modification order also needs to meet the appropriate deadlines and procedures for filing the case. He or she may want to discuss how to work through this process with a dedicated legal professional.
Contact a Modification of Child Support Lawyer in Houston
If you’re considering filing a motion with the court to have your child support agreement changed, we may be able to help you with the modification of child support process. To learn more about how to approach your child support modification case, contact a lawyer from Holmes, Diggs & Sadler at (713) 802-1777 today.