A decision made while your children were younger, or a decision made while you were working in your past employment position, may no longer work.
Anyone who has gone through a divorce—no matter it was months or years ago—knows that life goes on and sometimes changes dramatically. Although as an attorney, I make every effort to obtain enduring divorce agreements that stand the test of time, people remarry, lose jobs, get higher paying jobs, and/or relocate out of state. When these sorts of events happen, clients approach me with the aim of modifying a divorce decree.
Under Texas law, you can file a case with the original court for modifying a divorce decree, but you can also resist an attempt at modification. I will aggressively represent people involved in post-decree modifications: both those who are seeking to have changes made and those who contest the proposed changes.
To make the process as easy as possible, I offer affordable, high-quality legal help, with free initial consultations. Call me today at 682-234-2006 or email me to schedule your appointment so I can answer your questions and help you with your concerns.
It is important to note that I also serve couples who were never married but who do have children together. These couples will not have a divorce decree, but rather a SAPCR (Suit Affecting the Parent–Child Relationship) order.
Modifications include the following:
- Child custody modifications: Changes to parenting time agreements can arise because of parental relocation, child relocation, and, in some situations, a child’s request to live with a different parent. I represent military families and can help with any relocation issues involving deployment or relocation overseas.
- Child support modifications: Changes to child support payments involve financial factors such as remarriage, a new job, job loss, or significant changes in the child’s financial needs.
- Alimony modifications: Spousal support (alimony) is not granted in all situations. When it is, it may be awarded on a permanent or temporary basis. If there has been a significant change in either ex-spouse’s income, alimony may be able to be increased or decreased.
It is important to note that for a modification to be granted, there must be a material and substantial change in circumstances of one of the parties or of the child, that is, something has significantly impacted a party and makes the current order unsuitable.