Worford v. Stamper, No. D-0002

CourtSupreme Court of Texas
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM
PartiesPatsy Stamper WORFORD, Petitioner, v. Willis G. STAMPER, Jr., Respondent.
Docket NumberNo. D-0002
Decision Date14 November 1990

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801 S.W.2d 108
Patsy Stamper WORFORD, Petitioner,
v.
Willis G. STAMPER, Jr., Respondent.
No. D-0002.
Supreme Court of Texas.
Nov. 14, 1990.
Rehearing Overruled Jan. 30, 1991.

Robert N. Eames, Randolph W. Stout, Denton, for petitioner.

Elton M. Montgomery, Stanley H. Peavy, III, for respondent.

PER CURIAM.

The issue in this case is whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining the amount of child support. Because we hold that the trial court did not abuse its discretion, we reverse the judgment of the court of appeals, 798 S.W.2d 573 and affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Willis G. Stamper, Jr., and Patsy Stamper Worford were divorced in 1975. Under the original divorce decree, Stamper was ordered to pay $180 per month in child support until his son, Trey, reached the age of eighteen. Trey was five years old at the time of the divorce. Stamper was also ordered to pay one-half of any expenses incurred on behalf of Trey's medical disability and was required to maintain medical coverage for the benefit of Trey until the age of eighteen.

Worford filed a motion to modify the 1975 order in June 1986, requesting that the child support payments be increased and continued past the age of eighteen. It was undisputed by the parties that Trey would be unable to support himself after the age of eighteen due to various physical and mental handicaps. When Trey was fifteen years old, his developmental levels were between three and five years. His speech is unintelligible except to those closest to him and familiar with his responses. Trey also suffers from a dentofacial deformity which makes it difficult for him to chew his food and maintain proper hygiene.

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Trey turned eighteen on January 9, 1988. The trial court entered a final modification order in July 1988, increasing Stamper's child support payments to $1350 per month and extending such payments beyond Trey's eighteenth birthday. Stamper was also ordered to maintain medical, dental, and hospitalization insurance for the benefit of his child and pay one-half of all medical, dental, orthodontic, and hospitalization expenses not covered by insurance. The court of appeals held that Patsy Stamper Worford showed a material and substantial change in circumstances, but reversed and remanded as to the amount of the order by summarily concluding:

[T]he trial court abused its discretion in rendering the new order because there is insufficient evidence to support the...

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    ...v. Gillespie, 644 S.W.2d 449, 451 (Tex. 1982). 14. See In re W.E.R., 669 S.W.2d 716, 716 (Tex. 1984). 15. See Worford v. Stamper, 801 S.W.2d 108, 109 (Tex. 1990). 16. See, e.g., In re M.D.S., 1 S.W.3d 190, 200 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1999, no pet.); In re R.D., 955 S.W.2d 364, 368 (Tex. App.--......
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    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Texas
    • March 7, 2000
    ...v. Gillespie, 644 S.W.2d 449, 451 (Tex. 1982). 14. See In re W.E.R., 669 S.W.2d 716, 716 (Tex. 1984). 15. See Worford v. Stamper, 801 S.W.2d 108, 109 (Tex. 1990). 16. See, e.g., In re M.D.S., 1 S.W.3d 190, 200 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1999, no pet.); In re R.D., 955 S.W.2d 364, 368 (Tex. App.--......
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