Okay, I think I've got a plan that may work.
In your final decree of divorce that you submit to the court for the judge's signature, you need a section that says something like this:
- The Court finds that the Husband and Wife are the parents of a minor child, [child's name], a [male/female], born [date of birth], who currently resides with Wife in [name of County] County, [name of State]. The Court finds that a final court order for support of the children was made in [name of county] County, [name of state], in Cause # [Cause #], [Name of County; Name of State]. The court that made the order has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of the children. No changes are made to the order in this Decree. A copy of the order is attached to this Decree, as Exhibit [Exhibit #], and is made a part of this Decree for all purposes, as provided for by Texas Family Code, Section 6.407.
Notes: The above text explains the court's legal basis for not ruling on the current child support orders. Since I can't see the forms that you have, I don't know where it will fit, but, if you cannot find space to write everything above into the decree, you can add something short like: "Child Support is addressed in Exhibit [Exhibit #], hereby attached and incorporated herein." Then, you add a separate page for the child support language, and attach the copy of the current support order
to the separate page.
Concerning a modification of your current child support, there is no way to address that in this sort of uncontested divorce action. You will have to ask the TX Attorney General to review your current support and modify it, or you will need to bring a separate child support modification request to the court after your divorce is final.
have dealt with the child support issue in your divorce, but the paperwork would have been different, and there's just no way for me to tell you how to work around your circumstance. I'm making educated guesses as it is, to try to bandaid what you already have.
If this works, then you're welcome to come back here and I'll try to help you with a separate support modification.
In closing, here is a link
to finding a local legal aid attorney. If you can find someone to actually review your documents before you submit them to the court again, that would be ideal.
Hope this helps.