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League City Child Support Modification Attorney
Similar to custody modification cases, a proceeding to modify a support agreement begin when one parent formally files a motion for change with the court. A League City Child Support Modification Lawyer can assist you by looking at the original order, and focusing on the relevant factors the court must consider under the Family Code to award relief. To be eligible for a modification, there must be evidence of a substantial change in conditions—this means one cannot request a change on an impulse or because it has been a long time since the last agreement was drafted. Changes must be significant enough that they warrant a revisitation of the original support agreement.
With an experienced League City Child Support Modification Lawyer, such as Rob Musemeche, you’ll find proper consultation and a clear understanding of your rights under Texas Family Code, Section 154.401, et seq., which covers the changes that are relevant in the modification of a child support order, such as:
- A change in a parent’s salary
- A change in a parent’s employment
- A change in the child’s custody
- A change in the child’s needs
- A change in the child’s residence or primary care
Changes in a child’s needs may include anything from an increase in the cost of living to a child becoming ill or disabled. An agreement may also be modified if it is learned the obligor—the person required to pay child support— is not the biological parent of the child. All the above circumstances warrant a modification in child support and can come in the form of increasing or decreasing child support payments.
All changes to support agreements must be court approved and verbal agreements to change support guidelines are not valid. It is common for co-parents to orally agree on a change in the support amount, only to make themselves vulnerable to litigation if payment disputes between the two co-parents arise.
Reach Out to a Child Support Modification Attorney in League City, Texas
Child support is invaluable for a child’s growth and should accurately reflect the changing life circumstances of the parent and child. The Office of Attorney General will generally handle cases on behalf of the parent entitled to receive support without requiring any legal fees to be paid by her/him whatsoever. However, the OAG will not assist the parties with any issues in the case OTHER than money. In other words, if there are disputes about visitation, rights and duties, or any dispute OTHER than changing child support, then the parties will generally need to retain private counsel or proceed on those matters by pro se. In League City, Rob Musemeche is board certified in family law, and assists parents in child support modification cases when there are issues that are in dispute in addition to the child support, where the OAG can’t or won’t step in to get involved.
The Musemeche Law Firm is in Webster, Texas, in the Clear Lake (League City) area between Houston and Galveston. To schedule a confidential consultation with Attorney Rob Musemeche and our team, call (281) 475-4145. Our friendly staff is available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and help you take the first step towards a resolution. You can also reach us by filling out the quick and easy contact form located from the CONTACT US drop down tab, and also found throughout the website. We look forward to hearing from you, and having the chance to provide you with the trusted legal representation you need.
Remember, when it comes to family law matters, having the right attorney by your side can make all the difference. Trusted since 1988, Rob Musemeche is your steadfast advocate in the courtroom and beyond.
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