Collin County Family Law Lawyer Assisting with Modifications
As time passes and the economy fluctuates, the circumstances and needs of children and their parents can change dramatically. These changes may necessitate modifications of established child support, child custody and visitation orders. Should you find a change in custody or support arrangements is required, it is in your best interests to retain the services of an experienced family law attorney to guide you through the family court system.
At the Law Office of Tim W. Avery in McKinney, Texas, we provide dedicated legal representation to clients in Collin County, and the surrounding communities. For nearly 20 years, attorney Avery has helped hundreds of individuals, couples and families work through their complex domestic relations issues, from adoption to divorce. Contact us to learn how we can help you.
Modifications of Child Custody, Possession and Access
As the years pass, many parents discover that the original child custody and visitation orders no longer fit their needs or the needs of their children. In circumstances like these, an attorney can petition the court for a modification. In order to obtain a modification, the petitioning parent must demonstrate a substantial change in circumstances.
Common reasons for modification include:
- Parental relocation (move away) for work or remarriage
- Visitation schedules or parenting plans become unworkable
- Denial of visitation rights by a custodial parent
- Endangerment of the child through neglect or abuse
Family courts in Texas will always place the best interests of the child first when considering child custody issues. It is therefore essential for a lawyer to prepare and present compelling arguments as to why the proposed change best serves the child's needs.
Modifications in Child Support
A modification of child support payments is often granted by the court when the expenses associated with the child's care increase or when the parent paying child support has encountered substantial financial hardship or a significant increase in income. In addition, as the needs of a child decrease as he or she grows older, a reduction in child support payments may also be in order.
When modifications to child custody, visitation or child support orders become necessary, contact us. At the Law Office of Tim W. Avery, we will help you work through your family law challenges. Located near the Collin County Courthouse, our office is located on the northwest corner of Eldorado Parkway and Country Club. We offer evening and weekend appointments as needed.