Dallas Attorneys for Custody and Support Modifications

Whether you were able to settle your divorce by agreement or some issues required resolution in court, the orders issued reflect the prevailing circumstances at that time. Texas law provides specific procedures for obtaining post-divorce modifications of child support, custody (possession) and other orders when significant changes occur in either parent's or a child's circumstances.

When you turn to the law firm of Palmer & Manuel in Dallas, Texas, our family law attorneys will take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your situation and explain your options. Our lawyers are known and respected in courts in Dallas and surrounding areas, and we will address the process required and your likelihood of success.

Changes to Child Custody and Visitation Orders

Requests for modifications of child custody and visitation are sometimes critical for a variety of reasons. In extreme situations, these changes may be necessary because of concerns about domestic abuse, child neglect or endangerment. More commonly, however, parents need such modifications due to changes in work schedules, relocation or other factors.

Reducing or Increasing Child Support

Texas child support orders are based on parents' specific financial circumstances and children's needs at the time of the divorce or resolution of a paternity matter. When these circumstances change, child support orders may require modification. A parent's unavoidable job loss or promotion may justify such a change, for example — or greater support may be needed due to a child's increased medical or educational costs.

Changes to Court-Ordered Spousal Support

Court-ordered spousal support may be subject to modification if there has been a substantial change in the financial circumstances of either the paying or receiving party, or if the receiving party has remarried. However, contractual alimony generally cannot be modified.

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