Whenever you have a custody order in place that is not being honored by both spouses, or no longer fits the unique needs of your family, the modification of custody attorneys at Renken Law Firm in Houston can help. A modification suit is a lawsuit in which one or both spouses are seeking to make a modification or change to the current custody order. In order to have a Texas Court grant you a modification to a custody order, you will have to prove that there is a good reason. This means, you will either have to prove the order gets in the way of what is in the best interest for the child, or that the circumstances surrounding your custody agreement have changed in a way dramatically enough that they must be modified. If you are looking to have your custody agreement modified in order to do what is best for your family, the modification of custody attorneys at Renken Law Firm are here for you. We will help you prove to a Texas Court that you have legitimate reasons for wanting to modify your order, to get you the results you are looking for. If you have any questions or concerns about your current situation, contact us today to learn more about how we can help your family.
What Can Be Modified In A Custody Order?
Custody orders have the potential to cover a wide range of variables surrounding the lifestyle and wellbeing of the child involved in the case. There are many things that can be modified in a custody case, including but not limited to:
-Which party pays for what expenses of the children (and how much);
-The amount of child support to be paid and the payment schedule;
-The parent with the exclusive right to designate the residence of the child;
-Whether a domicile (residence) restriction should be modified;
-Schedules for possession and access to the child;
-Conservatorship (how decisions are made for the children);
In cases involving a child, especially in modification of custody cases, Texas Courts will always consider what is in the best interest of the child or children involved in the case, above all else. This is a broad guiding principle used to determine all orders with an impact on the children. Courts are much less concerned about what a parent wants or needs in their divorce or custody agreement, putting their primary focus on what benefits the children in the case.
Houston Family Law Attorneys
Renken Law Firm is here to help couples who wish to dissolve their marriage, whether that be through divorce or legal separation. We are here to help those who are ending marriages that have been contested, uncontested, or collaborative. We are fully prepared to help you navigate the specifics of your case. All marriages are different, making each divorce equally unique with its own set of needs that must be addressed. Contact our law office to explore your options moving forward, and find out how we can help you.
Renken Law Firm, PLLC
11500 Northwest Fwy #618
Houston, TX 77092