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Fort Worth Modification Lawyers

Interested in Modifying an Existing Court Order in Fort Worth, TX?

When a court makes a decision regarding your family, it is based on the circumstances at that time. However, as time goes on, circumstances change. When they do, you may need to modify the court’s order to better fit your current situation.

At Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers, we understand that circumstances change. When they do, you may need to modify the court’s order to better fit your current situation. Our modification lawyers can help you make the necessary changes to your family court order.

Call (940) 293-2313 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our modification attorneys in Fort Worth.

Why Hire A Family Attorney?

We have helped families just like yours through all types of divorce and family law-related matters. Find out how one of our Board-Certified Family Law Specialists can help you.

What is a Modification?

A modification is a change to a court order. In family law, modifications are most commonly made to child custody, visitation, and support orders. However, modifications can also be made to other family law orders, such as those related to divorce and property division.

Modifications can be made by agreement of the parties or by court order. If both parties agree to the modification, they can submit the proposed changes to the court for approval. If the parties do not agree, the party seeking the modification must file a motion with the court. The court will then hold a hearing to determine whether the modification is appropriate.

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Modification of Child Custody & Visitation in Fort Worth

Child custody and visitation orders can be modified if the court finds that the modification is in the best interest of the child and that there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances since the order was last modified or entered. A material and substantial change in circumstances is a change that affects the child’s well-being. For example, if one parent has developed a drug problem, the court may find that this is a material and substantial change in circumstances that warrants a modification of the custody or visitation order.

When determining whether a modification is in the best interest of the child, the court will consider a number of factors, including:

  • The child’s wishes
  • The child’s current and future needs
  • The child’s relationship with each parent
  • The child’s adjustment to home, school, and community
  • The mental and physical health of all parties
  • Any history of abuse

It is important to note that, in Texas, a child custody order cannot be modified within the first year after it was entered, unless the child’s current environment poses a serious question concerning the child’s physical health or emotional development.

Modification of Child Support in Fort Worth

Child support orders can be modified if the court finds that the modification is in the best interest of the child and that the circumstances of the child or a person affected by the order have materially and substantially changed since the order was last modified or entered. A material and substantial change in circumstances is a change that affects the child’s needs or the ability of the parents to provide for the child’s needs. For example, if the child has developed a serious medical condition, the court may find that this is a material and substantial change in circumstances that warrants a modification of the child support order.

When determining whether a modification is in the best interest of the child, the court will consider a number of factors, including:

  • The child’s current and future needs
  • The child’s age and abilities
  • The child’s financial resources
  • The child’s physical and emotional health
  • Each parent’s ability to contribute to the child’s support
  • Any financial resources available for the child’s support
  • The child’s educational needs
  • The child’s need for support, including medical support
  • Any other relevant factor

It is important to note that, in Texas, a child support order cannot be modified if it has been less than three years since the order was last modified or entered and the monthly amount of the child support order differs by either 20% or $100 from the amount that would be awarded in accordance with the child support guidelines.

Why Choose Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers?

  • Video Consultations & Meetings Available
  • Voted Best Family Law Firm & Best Law Firm in Denton County
  • Working Hard to Achieve the Best Results Possible
  • Deeply Committed to Listening & Helping You

How Our Fort Worth Modification Attorneys Can Help

Coker, Robb & Cannon, Family Lawyers can help you determine whether a modification is appropriate and, if so, what changes should be made. We can also help you gather the necessary evidence to support your request for a modification and represent you in court. Do not hesitate to let us protect your rights and best interests inside and outside the courtroom.

Contact us at (940) 293-2313 today to schedule a consultation.

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