Modification of Courts Orders in Texas
At Moffett Law Firm we recognize that circumstances of children, parents, and families change over time. As a result, it may become necessary to modify orders for the custody, visitation, or support of your children. Texas law allows for the modification of such orders and permits parents to seek modification of prior court orders upon a showing that there has been a “material and substantial change in circumstances” and the requested modification is in the best interest of the child.
Modification of Child Custody in Texas
The Court will need to see substantial changes in your circumstances or the circumstances of your child before approving a motion to modify child custody in Texas. For example, a new job in a distant location or a shift change that conflicts with the best interest of the child may be considered material and substantial evidence that warrants Texas child custody modification.
Child Support Modification in Texas
There are several reasons why you may wish to pursue a child support modification in Texas. For example, the parent paying child support may see a substantial and material change in income, either up or down, that that would warrant filing a petition to modify child support in Texas.
The Moffett Law Firm recommends that you get representation immediately following an income changing event as the payer of child support. Until you file the Texas child support modification forms and the Courts order a modification, you are still obligated to pay child support. This can be burdensome for a parent that is already experiencing the loss of a job, and limited financial means.
Contact Our Lawyers for the Modification of Court Orders in Texas
If you find yourself in a situation where the orders related to your custody, visitation, or child support are no longer in the best interest of your child, the attorneys at the Moffett Law Firm can help you evaluate your circumstances and formulate a solution for modifying your underlying order.