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The legal order put in place after your divorce occurs is based on the situation at the time. Many months or years later, you may experience a change in circumstance that requires a modification of your divorce order. No matter the reason, whether it may be losing your job or a change in your child's needs, you must take the proper legal action to seek a modification. If your situation has changed and you need a divorce order modified, our Austin modifications lawyer at the office of Attorney Melissa Williams can help.

We're here to help you seek a post-divorce modification. Give us a call at (512) 271-2063 or contact us online

When Is a Legal Modification Necessary?

Many people make the mistake of simply talking to their ex-spouse about the changes they need to make following a divorce. While you may both be on the same page, it is required that you file a motion with the court to demonstrate a need for change. We can help you gather the necessary evidence to substantiate that claim.

A few examples of reasons to seek a modification include:

  • The other spouse/parent of your child has a drug or alcohol problem
  • There has been a significant change in your income
  • You or your ex-spouse has become extremely ill
  • You or your spouse plans to relocate
  • There has been a change in the possession of your child
  • Your child has expressed a desire to live with you

Can You Modify a Child Support Order in Texas?

In Texas, it is possible to modify a child support order under certain circumstances. As part of a divorce or separation proceeding, child support orders are typically established, detailing each parent's financial responsibilities. The existing child support arrangement may need to be modified if life circumstances change.

  • Substantial Change in Circumstances: To pursue a modification, there must be a significant alteration in the circumstances of either the parent or the child. Examples include a significant change in income, job loss, medical emergencies, or changes in the child's needs.
  • Job Loss or Income Changes: If a parent experiences a job loss or substantial changes in income, it may be grounds for modifying child support. The court considers the parent's ability to provide financial support based on the current circumstances.
  • Child's Needs Change: A change in the child's needs, such as increased educational or medical expenses, can also trigger a modification. To ensure the well-being of the child, the court takes measures to protect them.
  • Agreement Between Parents: Parents can mutually agree to modify child support without court intervention. However, the court must review and approve any modifications to ensure they align with the child's best interests.

Navigating the process of modifying child support in Texas involves filing a formal request with the court. Consulting with an experienced Austin modifications attorney is advisable to understand the eligibility criteria, gather necessary evidence, and present a compelling case for modification.

Protecting Your Rights & Best Interests

At the office of Attorney Melissa Williams, we understand just how stressful it can be to need to change your divorce order but not know how to do so. Seeking a modification may benefit you and your family and make the effort worthwhile. Whether you are no longer able to meet the divorce order's requirements or you need to request more money from your ex-spouse, we can help.

Regardless of the situation, our Austin lawyer understands what you are going through and we are prepared to assist you. With over two decades of experience, we can effectively guide you through the legal process while helping you with all your family law needs.

To learn more about how modification works or to enlist our help, contact us at (512) 271-2063.

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    We take our clients' cases very seriously and we understand that no two cases are alike. Every case is handled with an open mind and by an attorney who is here to listen to your side of the story.
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    Attorney Melissa Williams has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization to practice Family Law in the state of Texas, a high honor speaking to the her dedication.
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