Modification of Child Support and/or Custody

Photo by Duane L. CokerOften, after final orders have been entered by a Judge–whether a Final Decree of Divorce, an Order for Parentage, or an Order in a suit affecting the parent child relationship–it is necessary to return to Court to modify the order. Frequently, clients hire our attorneys to assist them in modifying child support, making changes to the current possession schedule, or assisting them in their child custody case.

Our family lawyers and legal assistants are experienced in representing clients in these matters, whether seeking to reduce or increase the amount of child support, or seeking to change the parent who has the right to determine the primary residence of the child. Modification cases range from simple agreements and a quick drafting of a new order for the Judge to sign to complex litigation regarding the custody of the children.

Regardless of whether you believe your case to be a simple or complex family law matter, you should speak with an experienced family lawyer as soon as you believe your child support or child custody situation needs to be modified. Likewise, if you are served with pleadings in a modification suit, you should also talk with an attorney right away.

Our office can help you with any child support and custody needs. We understand that child support and custody issues are sensitive for all parties involved, and we will do what we can to ensure that the process moves quickly with as little stress as possible for you and your children. We can even handle child support and custody modifications through Collaborative Law.

To help us help you, please take the time to complete this Modification Questionnaire before your initial consultation. Your response to these questions will help organize your case and will save you on your attorney’s fees and help you to avoid gathering and assembling information after the case is in progress.

Since your answers are being made to an attorney, your confidentiality is assured and you are protected by the attorney-client privilege.