As parents, we always want what's best for our children. But sometimes, circumstances change, and the custody arrangement that was once in the best interest of the child may no longer be suitable. In Texas, modifying child custody orders is possible, but it's not an easy process. In this blog post, we'll discuss when and how to seek changes to child custody orders in Texas.
1. When can you modify child custody orders in Texas?
There are several reasons why you may want to modify child custody orders in Texas. For example, if one parent has moved away, if the child's needs have changed, or if one parent is not following the court order. We'll discuss the specific circumstances that warrant a modification.
2. How to file for a modification of child custody orders in Texas?
Filing for a modification of child custody orders in Texas is a legal process that requires following specific procedures. We'll walk you through the steps you need to take to file for a modification, including filling out the necessary forms and providing evidence to support your case.
3. What factors do Texas courts consider when modifying child custody orders?
When deciding whether to modify child custody orders, Texas courts consider several factors, including the child's best interests, the child's wishes (if they are old enough to express them), and any evidence of domestic violence or substance abuse. We'll discuss each of these factors in detail.
4. How to negotiate a modification of child custody orders in Texas?
In some cases, it may be possible to negotiate a modification of child custody orders without going to court. We'll discuss how to approach negotiations and what to do if you're unable to reach an agreement.
5. What to do if you're facing opposition to a modification of child custody orders?
If the other parent is opposing your request for a modification of child custody orders, it's important to have a strong legal argument and evidence to support your case. We'll discuss what to do if you're facing opposition and how to build a strong case.
Modifying child custody orders in Texas can be a complicated process, but it's possible with the right legal guidance. At The Tholstrup Law Firm, L.P., we have extensive experience helping parents modify child custody orders in Texas.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can help you.