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If my ex-wife buys a house with her boyfriend and moves in with him, his children and my daughter do I still have to pay child support or can I request a reduced amount?.
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Hello and thanks so much for choosing this forum to pose your important legal question. I will do my best to give you some honest and accurate guidance as I answer your question.

 

  1. I am a licensed Texas attorney with family law experience, and I will be glad to try and answer your question. I hope that the following information will be helpful to you, but please just write back if you have any follow-up questions or need clarification on anything after reviewing the following information. I am hope that everything gets resolved appropriately for you in this matter.
  2. Based on what you have related here, you certainly have standing to seek a modification in your child support obligations. The overriding legal standard in all such cases, including those involving a change in living arrangement such as this, is what would be in the "best interest" of the child. As a practical matter, since there are no standardized forms promulgated by the legal system in Texas for this purpose, you would be best served by sitting down with a family law attorney to explore your options. The most economical route would be to schedule a half-hour session for $20 through the State Bar of Texas Lawyer Referral Information Service.
  3. I would be glad to interact with you further on this topic even after you click "accept" to process my answer. I will be signing off for the night soon, but I will be sure to check back for any updated posts from you when I return to this online forum again tomorrow. I have also listed the applicable provisions of the Texas Family Code governing modifications of child support (below) for your reference.

 

CHAPTER 154. CHILD SUPPORT CHAPTER 154 (PDF)CHAPTER 154 (Microsoft Word)
CHAPTER 155. CONTINUING, EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION; TRANSFER CHAPTER 155 (PDF)CHAPTER 155 (Microsoft Word)
CHAPTER 156. MODIFICATION CHAPTER 156 (PDF)CHAPTER 156 (Microsoft Word)

 

 

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