Can the child support be modified if I do not attend the hearing?

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Can the child support be modified if I do not attend the hearing?

A hearing has been set to modify the amount of child support I pay. I am up-to-date on all payments as my wages are garnished. I will not be able to attend the hearing because I am currently assigned overseas.

Asked on February 10, 2012 under Family Law, Texas

Answers:

Jonathan Griffin / Griffin Law, PLLC

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It is never a good idea to ignore a legal hearing in which your rights are involved. If you do not attend a hearing the only evidence the Judge will hear will be that of the other side. You usually will not fare well under this scenario.

If you are assigned overseas make sure an attorney appears on your behalf. The matter may be able to be postponed if your presence would be necessary for a fair hearing.


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