Child Custody and Child Support Modifications

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While signing a divorce and custody settlement may feel like a final, permanent agreement, that’s not always the case. It’s possible that as your children have gotten older, their needs may change. Or, if your ability to earn a living is impaired, your original agreement may not adequately support your family’s lifestyle.

Under Texas law, a parent can modify a child custody or child support order if something has materially and substantially changed since the last court order. These changes are too numerous to list; they can range from the illness of a parent or child, to parental substance abuse, to the loss of income.

Like your original child custody or child support case, the court will consider a wide variety of facts in determining whether or not a modification is in your child’s best interest. Our experienced trial attorneys understand the factors that will sway a court in determining what is in your child’s best interest. We can give you an honest appraisal of your situation and a realistic idea of what to expect.

*This article is not a substitute for the advice of a licensed BurnettTurner attorney.

For more personalized information on how to navigate through your toughest family law issues, contact us today. We are confident that we can help you determine the best option for you and your family