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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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    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.
    **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

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

    -Diane C.

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    Alyssa handled my custody case with extreme passion, she clearly loves what she does! From the first time In her office I was updated constantly with how my case was going, and she never did anything without consulting me first. The case was definitely contentious but Alyssa made sure that I ended up with all of the things I asked for. From temporary orders to final orders I was extremely happy with her diligence towards my case. I would recommend her to anyone who asks about a family law attorney.


    Alyssa has been working with me through 2 different child custody cases and was the best. She is very responsive and on top of it from start to finish. She is great about keeping your best interests in mind and will do everything she can to get you what you’re asking for! Highly recommended!!!


    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 340
    Frisco, TX 75034
    Fax: 972-731-6555
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