Families evolve, grow and change, long after a divorce is completed. People change jobs, even careers. Children grow older and have different needs. Situations present themselves that were simply unforeseeable at the time of a judgment. Fortunately, the court allows for modifications to orders that can reflect the changes and transitions a family may experience over time.
In order to obtain a modification in Texas, it must be demonstrated that there is a substantial change in circumstances. Additionally, when children are involved, the requesting party must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the children. This may include a change in income, the need for a relocation, particular opportunities opening up outside the geographic area in which the family resides, or a change in the child’s financial needs.
Reaching a modification in the most efficient and cost-effective way requires the skill of experienced counsel.
Because every one of our partners at Verner Brumley Mueller Parker belongs to the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, we have an unparalleled breadth of experience and expertise. By partnering directly with you, our family law lawyers can help you understand your rights with respect to modifications. Once we determine the best method of obtaining a best possible resolution, we will bring our comprehensive knowledge to help your family transition to a place of greater well-being.