terrell owens*Well now, things are finally looking up for the embattled Terrell Owens. Although the mess he’s in is his own doing.

In any event, a source for  T.O. tells TMZ that he was able to convince the judges in each of his child support cases to “drastically decrease the amount he was paying.”

The former NFL star had originally been ordered to pay between $5,000 and $20,000 per child per month — and with no new football contract, he was seriously struggling to make ends meet.

But now, we’re told the new payment plans — the details of which are sealed — are way more affordable … and “accurately reflect the amount of money [Terrell] is making.”

It gets even better — we’re told T.O. was also able to establish visitation in some cases, something he had never asked for before.

Sources say Owens “is in a good place and this was the best way to start off the new year.”

We wish Mr. Owens the best.