A Nightmare Before Christmas Holiday
Court Ordered Possession

Christmas nightmare- court ordered possessionYou may live in a different town than your kid’s primary residence. And every year, it may be a gamble as to whether or not they will be there for pick up, or whether the other parent will go into radio silence.

Here are some helpful tips to avoid the nightmare:

  1. Make arrangements to pick up the children from school the day they are released. 
  2. Have a copy on hand of your court order on hand when you pick them up.
  3. Call the school in advance for any updates on early release, school performances, and pick up and drop off locations.
  4. Leave an email or text for the other parent with a general idea of the holiday plans, back-up emergency phone numbers, and where you are staying.
  5. Ensure the children wish the other parent happy holidays for as long as they wish on those days.
  6. Advise of date and time of return, even if they should already know from the court order.

For more information please call The Barrera Law Firm at (956) 428-2822 or contact us on line for a no-charge consultation.

How Do I Change my Custody Order in Texas

How Do I Change my Custody Order in Texas

Under Texas Law, a previous decree for divorce, child support order, visitation order or temporary custody order may be modified if there has been a substantial change in the circumstances of the children that affects the best interest of the child.

An attorney may file a petition to the court that outlines what needs to be changed and why. Changes in grades, medical conditions, school attendance and behavior are just some examples of what the court might base a modification on. 

It might be that one starts off with the intention to change custody and then realizes it may be best to change other aspects of the court order instead such as visitation, restrictions on the residence, or clarifying a part of the order that the other parent uses in an abusive way.

For more information, call The Barrera Law Firm at 956 428-2822 for a free consultation.

Can I Change a Court Order for Custody, Visitation, or Child Support?

Under Texas law, a divorce decree, child support order, or custody order can be changed if there has been a material or substantial change affecting the best interest of the children. 

Additionally, orders specifically for child support only can be reviewed every three years. Any part of any court order can be changed. Sometimes people only want to change the place for pick up or drop off of the child, or they want a provision added relating to international travel, or relating to property of the child.

Sometimes a parent who wants custody of a child is not prepared for the fact that the court may not grant custody to them because they are deficient in managing the child’s health, education and welfare.

In that case, an attorney can create a modification of prior court order to grant the parent more time or more rights to the child in order to put that parent on the path of custody. Each case is different and requires a case-by-case analysis.

Call us for a free consultation to learn more at (956) 428-2822. 

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