Has your financial or living situation changed so much since your divorce that your court-ordered Texas child support payments or Texas child custody arrangements are no longer in line with your child’s needs?
When you are faced with financial hardship or feel as though you are missing the best years of your child’s life because of a rigid visitation schedule, you may be eligible for a Texas child support modification or Texas child custody modification.
Child support orders and visitation schedules aren’t the only factor in a post-divorce family and our firm is ready to address these and other top concerns—such as Texas child support enforcement—for divorced parents.
Child Support Modification in Texas
Are you able to effectively provide for your children with today’s rising expenses?
A Texas child support order or child custody agreement can be in place for many years, but either parents’ circumstances may change from time to time. In the event that there is a considerable change, either parent may petition for a child support modification.
Although amicable parties may want to verbally make changes on their own, the courts will only recognize those changes made through a petition. A Texas family law lawyer can help you in every step of the child support modification process.
The court will consider a Texas child support modification when you can prove a change in the circumstance of the child or the person affected by the order. Our firm can help you with this often complicated task.
The types of changes in a parent’s life that can cause a child support modification may include:
- a change in income
- a new marriage
- changes in health
Changes in your child’s life can also cause a need for support modification. As your children get older they may require additional funds to support an increase in expenses such as clothes and schooling. A change in your child’s heath condition can also justify a Texas child support modification.
How Child Support Enforcement Impacts You
If you are not paying or receiving court-ordered child support, it is imperative that you address this issue promptly. Past due support can be collected and garnished from your wages or the wages of your former spouse.
Texas child support enforcement is charged with providing a fair financial scenario for the child involved and you should have a good understanding of your rights and responsibilities under their guidelines. A Texas family law lawyer can help you navigate the process of enforcement and always have your child’s best interest in mind.
When Child Custody Modification is the Answer
In some cases, the best solution for your children is a child custody modification. This may be the case if:
- the custodial parent is unable or unwilling to assume primary care for the child;
- the custodial parent is moving out of state or overseas; and/or
- the custodial parent has demonstrated that they are not the best possible primary caretaker for the child at this time.
Such a modification must be made through the court and the previous child support order will also need to be modified. Because changing custody orders is no small feat, many parents find they need legal guidance when seeking a Texas child custody modification order.
How our Lawyer’s Can Help
The family law attorneys at W&M realize the sensitivity of family-related legal matters and always take special care in handling your case. We know that circumstances arise that often make the initial court order no longer suitable.
We have helped hundreds of families get the appropriate amount of support. Whether you need assistance with a Texas child support modification, Texas child support enforcement, or child custody modification, please call us for a case evaluation at (888) 584-9614.