CHILD ORDER MODIFICATION

Frequently, the circumstances surrounding a family change and it becomes necessary to modify prior parenting plan rulings. Don’t continue to go through life thinking that your family is stuck with a prior order. While any aspect of a prior parenting plan can be changed, the most common changes are to child support and child custody.

A prior child custody order may be modified in Texas if the requested change would be in the best interest of the child as well as one of the following:

  • Substantial change in circumstances;
  • Request by the child, who is at least 12 years old, regarding which parent they prefer to be primary; or
  • The primary parent has voluntarily relinquished primary care and possession of the child for at least six months

A prior child support order may by modified in Texas if there is the following:

  • Substantial change in circumstances; or
  • Three years have passed since the prior order, and the amount of support from the prior order differs from statutory guidelines


There are numerous other statutes that must be considered prior to filing for any modification. Regardless of what you are attempting to modify, The Law Office of Matthew Davis can review your case, any relevant statutory provisions, and provide valuable insight and advice.

To arrange a consultation with The Law Office of Matthew Davis, please contact us via our contact page and you will be contacted personally or call directly at (469) 294-2261.