Austin, Texas Divorce Modifications Lawyer
When a divorce settlement is reached, or a court judgment is handed down, it is generally designed to meet the needs of both spouses as they exist at that time and, perhaps, even to meet some needs that can be anticipated in the future. However, as lives and circumstances change over the years, you may find it harder, if not impossible, to meet the terms of your divorce order. Because of this, a decree change, called a modification, may become necessary.
At the Morrison Law Firm, we understand that most people work very hard to meet their child support obligations and visitation schedules. Many do not file for changes without thinking things through carefully. Austin divorce modification attorney, Greg Morrison, can help you develop an order for modification that realistically accounts for your new schedule and your current financial reality.
Alimony order changes ▪ Child support changes ▪ Judgment modifications ▪ Child custody changes
The ex-spouse paying child support may lose a job, suffer a reduction in pay, become disabled, or, conversely may get a great new job or significant raises in pay. The child support that was appropriate at the time the divorce was granted may no longer be appropriate. The terms of that divorce decree can be modified to address many types of changed circumstances, whether that means:
- A decrease or increase in child support
- Elimination, reduction or increase in alimony
- A new restriction on the parent making the home for the children from moving beyond a specified geographic area
- The loosening of a previous restriction on a parent moving outside a certain geographic area
- Changing who has what type of custody over the children and even the visitation schedules
- Renewing protection orders for domestic violence
In fact, we will work closely with your ex-spouse and their attorney to propose an order modification that makes sense for everyone, while striving to minimize any negative effects upon the children involved. If necessary, we can capably approach the court for a modification, should the talks with your ex-spouse prove unsuccessful.
When you meet with us about your divorce modification needs, we will answer all of your questions and concerns, discuss how the courts will view your request, and explain fees involved in bringing a modification action.
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Our firm applies more than 23 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience to help you avoid costly court battles. We will not escalate simple problems into expensive courtroom dramas if the situation does not justify it. You need a solution to your order modification problem, and together, we can work to find one that works for you and your ex-spouse.
Contact our Austin divorce decree modifications lawyer to help you obtain a new divorce order that more accurately reflects your current situation. Please call us at 512-328-3030 to schedule an appointment.