The Texas Family Code allows for the modification of a spousal maintenance order based on a showing of a material change of circumstances. Unemployment would in most cases qualify if no other source of disposable income is available. In order to have a reduction in spousal maintenance or child support the person would have to file a Petition to Modify the Order that provides for those payments.
Brian Loughmiller is a partner at the McKinney, Texas law firm of Loughmiller Higgins. Serving family law clients throughout North Texas and the DFW Metroplex area, Brian and his partner, Eric Higgins, have 47 years of combined trial experience. One of the top family lawyers in the state, Brian has been recognized as a Super Lawyer every year since 2005.