Odessa Child Support Lawyer
The financial responsibilities of being a parent do not end with a divorce — in fact, they often become more complex as incomes that once supported one household must be divided to support two, and child support payments are ordered by the court. These payments are governed by the child support agreement, a legal document that states how much money the noncustodial parent must give each month.
Unfortunately, the payment of child support can be a contentious issue between parents. After the agreement has been finalized, many noncustodial parents fail to honor it.
Our law firm has a great deal of experience with the process of child support enforcement. When a noncustodial parent fails to meet his or her financial obligations, we can take a number of legal actions to resolve the situation. For example, we can push to have the noncustodial parent's wages garnished, which is usually an effective way to ensure payment.
Not all enforcement actions have merit. At our law firm, we aggressively protect the rights of parents who have been wrongly accused of nonpayment.
Seeking Child Support Modifications For Texas Parents
Oftentimes, noncustodial parents fail to make their payments because of a sudden change in circumstances — a job loss, for example. In these cases, a noncustodial parent can file for a modification of child support to reduce the amount he or she must pay each month. A modification is a legal process that alters the terms of the support agreement so they better reflect the parents' financial situation.
Modifications can also increase the amount of money that must be paid. If a noncustodial parent starts to earn a much higher salary, the custodial parent can petition the court to increase the monthly payment in the child support agreement.
Child support modifications are governed by strict laws and requirements. If you want to modify your child support agreement or prevent a modification requested by the other parent, you should speak to a lawyer for more information.
Contact An Odessa Child Support Attorney
At Anthony Robles Law Firm, P.C., we represent both custodial and noncustodial parents who are seeking to establish, enforce or modify a child support agreement. No matter what the legal situation is, we provide experienced legal advice to our clients, helping them to pursue a favorable resolution that supports the best interests of the child. To contact our law firm, fill out our online form or call 866-325-0310. Se habla español.