It is important to know that if your current court order does not work in best interests of your children, it can be changed.
In Texas, you can modify (change) a court order for many reasons. Here are some examples:
- More than one year has passed since the judge signed the existing order and there has been a major change that you can prove is detrimental to the children.
- Less than one year has passed since the judge signed the existing order and there has been a major change that you can prove is detrimental to the children, and you can show (and swear to in an affidavit) there is a danger to their physical and emotional needs.
- You were laid off of work and you now have a different job or make less money, and have a different work schedule.
- You can prove the other parent or their spouse is violating the law and the children are at risk of harm.
- Your child is over 12 years old and has explicitly stated their desire to live with you, without any pressure or persuasion, and you can demonstrate that you will be more active and capable in raising them than the other parent.
- You are seeking a court order to restrain the other parent from moving out of the county or state.
There are many other scenarios.
Whether it is a divorce decree or a child support order, any order affecting the best interests of the children can be changed, but it must be done right. If it’s done wrongly, you may lose attorney fees and, even worse, your case could be dismissed.
Feel free to call The Barrera Law Firm, P.C. at (956) 428-2822 for a free consultation today.