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As with a marriage, not all court orders will last forever. If you are a parent with court orders to possession, conservatorship, and support, you are likely to modify these orders in the future. As your children and your parental situation changes, so do the orders need to shift to meet your family’s needs. Parents often re-marry, re-locate, change jobs, or have a shift in their financial situations. Oftentimes changes are more dramatic, with a need to modify the orders to protect their children from family violence, alienation, mental abuse, or a parent’s substance abuse problem. Sometimes a child’s own needs or wishes change and the court will need to modify the orders to reflect those. In all situations, you need counsel who will evaluate your case and your facts to ensure you and your family are protected.

Fundamentally, modifications to possession and custody require two findings: that there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances and that your requests are in the best interests of the children. With no real true definition for either of these legal requirements, your changes at obtaining or defending against a modification rests in how the facts are presented to the court and in obtaining counsel who can best highlight these things to the Court and opposing party.

While rooted solely in numbers, modifications to child support also require excellent knowledge of the law and application of the law to your case. In all instances, the Family Law attorneys at Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen are equipped to represent you and your family’s ever-changing needs.

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Top Reasons for a Modification

  1. Change in employment status (Unemployment)
  2. Unexpected medical conditions
  3. Changes to income
  4. Changes in marital status
  5. Relocation
  6. Any form of abuse or neglect of the child
  7. Any substance/chemical abuse

If you have any concerns about the safety of your child or need help navigating your situation let the family law attorneys at Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen work to evaluate and achieve results.

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Sarah M. Rose and Hannah Stroud look forward to answering your questions about your modification.  Call 972-731-6500 to schedule a consult.

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Texas State Child Support Calculation Guide

*calculator source is found on the Attorney General of Texas website

I. Income

If You Are Paid By The Hour
Enter the number of hours you work each week.
Enter your hourly wage rate.
If You Earn A Salary
Choose the frequency of your paycheck.




Enter your gross wages paid each period.
If You Are Self-Employed
Enter the average monthly self-employment income.

II. Deductions

Court-Ordered Medical Support
If you are providing (or can provide) health insurance for your children, enter the monthly premium amount.
Current Child Support
Enter the number of children under age 18 in the child support order.
Enter the number of other children for whom you have a legal duty to support.
Enter your current court-ordered monthly child support obligation.
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**For child support purposes, Net Resources = total earnings, minus Social Security taxes, income taxes for a single person, and dependent health insurance; calculator not for use if monthly net resources exceed $8,550 per Family Code § 154.125(a).

You may qualify for a modification if the projected child support obligation is either 20% or $100 higher or lower than your current court-ordered monthly child support obligation. Disclaimer

WHAT OTHERS SAYTestimonials

Hannah Stroud and Sarah Rose did an amazing job tackling a last minute appeal brief. They were both very professional, prompt and knowledgeable. I appreciate the time and work that they put into this case. I would highly recommend this law firm and using Hannah and Sarah to others.

-Diane C.

Hannah Stroud has been my lawyer for about eight years. She is extremely professional, helpful, caring and honest. I left another lawyer on advice to be represented by Hannah. I don’t regret a single minute of our relationship.

-Michelle K.

Sarah helped me with a difficult case that required a lot of fact gathering and having to distinguish between actual facts and allegations. Sarah was patient, thorough, and truly listened to my case and the information I provided. Sarah went to great lengths to assist me in gathering information needed and finding resources to help my case. We ended up settling out of court, but Sarah continued to go to bat for me and my case helping me get an outcome that was positive and feasible. I highly recommend Sarah, as she treats her clients with respect and dignity. She is a true advocate for her clients and goes above and beyond to help them receive the best outcome possible.

-Nicole

Hannah was so patient, kind and understanding as my attorney. She was available whenever I had questions and advocated hard for my best interest. Definitely recommend!

-Cheryl M.

CONTACT USHanshaw Kennedy Hafen

HKH Family Law attorneys practice in Dallas, Collin, Denton and surrounding counties, as well as throughout the State of Texas.
1415 Legacy Drive
Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
972-731-6500
Fax: 972-731-6555

Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen Family Law

1415 Legacy Drive, Suite 350
Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: 972-731-6500
Fax: 972-731-6555

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