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Child support can be modified after child's needs change

Most Texas parents want the best for their kids and are willing to work hard to ensure that their children grow up knowing that they are important. Even when a parent and child no longer share a home due to a divorce or other child custody-related matter, a noncustodial parent can take important steps toward providing for her child through child support payments. Child support can be mandated by a court order or parents may come up with child support agreements and have those approved by the courts.One of the guiding principles behind establishing a child support schedule is the financial need of a child.

Children of different ages have different financial needs. A baby's needs include diapers and possibly daycare, while a young child's needs may include clothing and preschool. As a child grows his needs also grow in terms of costs that may be associated with his education, health and social needs.

While guidelines often provide the groundwork for how much support a child should receive, the unique nuances of a child's life may warrant a modification to those standardized amounts. Seeking a child support modification can require a parent to file paperwork with his or her local family law court and appear before a judge to explain why the child support amount should be decreased or augmented.

The attorneys of the law firm of Jamie Graham & Associates are prepared to work with new family law clients on petitions to modify their child support orders. Child support orders, like other court orders, are enforceable through a variety of legal methods and a noncomplying parent may find himself facing legal action if he fails to follow the order's terms. As a child's needs change, so too does the amount of financial support required to accommodate these new necessities. To learn more about how Jamie Graham & Associates provide support to their clients, please visit the law firm's website on child support.

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