During the holidays, ex-spouses can deal with various financial issues, on top of paying for child support. Rest assured, this experience is common among ex-spouses and can be fixed with a modification to your child support order. Our probate attorneys in McAllen want to share five circumstances in which finances can alter the state of your child support order.
5 Reasons That Impact Child Support
Co-parents may struggle to pay their child support if they experience:
- Change of income.
- Loss of employment.
- Increase in child’s school finances.
- Increase in child’s medical finances.
Modify Your Order Two Ways
You can modify your child support when substantial changes occur in you or your child’s life.
There are two ways to file a child support modification order.
- Our lawyers can gather the necessary evidence, such as parent’s paystubs, tax forms, and other financial information to present in court.
- Initiate a Child Support Review Process (CSRP) – This may be the easiest and fastest option if both parents agree with the terms of modifying an existing child support order.
Receive The Help You Deserve
During an in-person court order, our team will meet with a Child Support Officer (CSO) or Assistant Attorney General (AAG) to come to terms with the modifications to your child support order. One of two outcomes will occur:
- Both parties agree to the modifications, and the judge approves.
- Both parties disagree with the terms, and the judge makes a final determination.
Contact Our Probate Attorneys in McAllen
We understand that tensions may arise when determining the gritty details in modifying your child support. Not to worry, our team will guide you through the process in and out of court! Please do not hesitate to call us at (956) 287-7555 to schedule your free consultation.