Blogs from January, 2024

Child Support

Simple Texas Divorce, our flat fee, low cost divorce program for Texas couples with an agreed divorce, is more than just for Texas divorces! We regularly help people with agreed child custody and child support modifications in addition to premarital agreements, name changes, and other agreed family law matters.

Today, we're delving into a topic that many divorced parents in Texas find themselves grappling with: modifying child support agreements. It’s a journey that can be complex and emotionally charged. Whether circumstances have changed or it’s just time for an update, making changes to child support agreements is a process where having a licensed Texas attorney on your side can be invaluable. Let’s explore why.

Understanding Legal Nuances

First and foremost, family law in Texas, like in any state, is intricate. Child support laws are governed by specific state statutes, and understanding these laws is crucial. A licensed attorney is well-versed in Texas family law and can help navigate the legal intricacies. They can ensure that the modification you’re seeking aligns with state guidelines and is legally sound.

At Simple Texas Divorce, you always have a licensed attorney helping you to get your agreement smoothly through the legal system!

Evaluating Circumstances Fairly

Modifications are typically sought when there’s a significant change in circumstances. This could include changes in income, employment status, or the needs of the child. A lawyer can objectively evaluate your situation to determine if it meets the legal criteria for a modification. Even with an agreement, the Judge will expect you to clearly show that the modification is proper under Texas law. Our attorneys can provide a clear picture of what constitutes a 'significant change' in the eyes of Texas courts.

Drafting and Filing Documents

Legal documentation can be daunting. One of the advantages of hiring a lawyer is their expertise in drafting and filing the necessary paperwork. They ensure that all documents are correctly prepared, filed, and served, reducing the risk of delays due to procedural errors.

At Simple Texas Divorce, we regularly run into clients, who have tried using one form system or another and then ended up being unable to complete the filing and prove up processes or, more often, ended up with a document that the Judge refused to sign because it didn’t comply with Texas law. With our attorneys assisting throughout the process, you won’t end up in this confusing and frustrating situation.

Avoiding Future Conflicts

An attorney helps ensure that the modified agreement is comprehensive and leaves no room for misinterpretation. This can prevent future conflicts and the need for further legal intervention. A well-drafted agreement is the key to a stable arrangement.

Saving Time and Stress

Navigating the legal system can be time-consuming and stressful. By hiring an attorney, you're not only getting legal expertise but also saving yourself time and emotional energy. Our attorneys handle the legal heavy lifting, allowing you to focus on your family’s well-being.


In summary, while it's possible to handle a child support modification without legal representation or with an online form service, the benefits of hiring one our licensed Texas attorney are substantial. From ensuring legal compliance to representing your interests, an attorney can provide peace of mind and a smoother, more effective modification process. Remember, the goal is to arrive at a fair and sustainable child support arrangement that serves the best interests of your child, and a skilled attorney can be your best ally in achieving that.

If you and your child’s other parent have reached an agreement regarding a modification to your child support order, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Simple Texas Divorce. It’s a step that can make a significant difference for you and your child and make sure that your agreement is entered with the Court in a proper and efficient manner.