HOW DO I CHANGE MY CHILD SUPPORT ORDER
You can request a modification of child support orders as the noncustodial parent if:
• Your income has increased or decreased.
• You become legally responsible for additional children.
• Your child’s medical insurance coverage has changed.
If you become the custodial parent, this also represents a material and substantial change in circumstances and allows for modification.
In Texas, you can only change your child support order 1 of 2 ways:
The first is an in-office negotiation known as the Child Support Review Process (CSRP), and the second is a court hearing. You can submit a Child Support Order Modification Request online about making a request. The CSRP is much easier when both parents cooperate and agree on the modification, so you may also want to discuss the change with your ex before making a request.
That being said, informal agreements between parents do not change the court-ordered amount. If you and your ex disagree about a change, your modification request will be considered in court. To save time and money, you may want to consider mediation to resolve any disagreements before entering into the CSRP.