Modifications Lawyer - Austin, Texas
Facts and circumstances can change over time, which may make it difficult, if not impossible, to meet the terms of your divorce, or other previous family law order. Sometimes, what worked well years ago does not work for you, and/or your children, now. Fortunately, the law understands and will allow a modification of your divorce or other family law order that will adapt to your new reality – if there has been a material and substantial change in the circumstances of one of the parties, including a child, to the case AND the modification, or change, is in the best interest of the child.
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 modifications without thinking things through carefully beforehand. So, when you approach our firm, we know you do so having already decided the modification you seek is important and worth the expenditure of money it will take to get a court to make the requested modification. The attorneys at the Morrison Law Firm will help you evaluate the merits of the modification proceeding you have in mind, as well as help you achieve a new order that more realistically accounts for your new schedule and/or your changed 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 may get a great new job and significant raise in pay. With any of these life changes, the child support assigned at the time the Final Decree of Divorce, or other final order, was entered may no longer be appropriate. Fortunately, the terms of that divorce decree, or other final order, can be modified to address these types of changed circumstances and more, whether that means:
Decreasing or increasing child support
Eliminating or reducing alimony
New restrictions on the geographic area of the children’s home
Relaxing previous restrictions on a parent moving outside a certain geographic area
Changing custody roles and visitation
Renewing protective orders for domestic violence
In these cases, our modification specialists will work closely with your ex-spouse and their attorney to propose an order modification that makes sense for everyone. And you can be assured we will do everything in our power to minimize any adverse effects the process may have on the children involved. If necessary, we can also take the modification request to trial, should the talks with your ex-spouse prove unsuccessful.
Your Divorce Modification is Within Reach
When you meet with us about your modification needs, we will thoroughly answer all of your questions and concerns. We will also discuss how the courts will view your request and explain any fees involved in bringing a modification action. We will be realistic with you about the odds of success so that you can fairly evaluate whether it is worth pursuing the modification action you have in mind.
Our firm brings more than 29 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience to help you avoid costly court battles. We will not escalate simple issues into high-cost courtroom sagas if the situation does not justify it.
If you have a problem honoring the terms of your divorce or other previous family law order, we can help you find a solution that works for you, your ex-spouse, and any children involved.
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Comprehensive, Creative, Trusted Family Law Help
Our family law team brings extensive experience to the table, which enables us to provide a wide range of advice and representation regarding family law matters, such as:
At the Morrison Law Firm, we achieve faster, less-costly results with less stress and more respect for everyone's emotional well-being. If resolution is only possible in court, we will ensure your rights and interests remain the focus of our efforts on your behalf there as well.
Texas family law attorney serving communities throughout Central Texas
Whether it is divorce, alimony, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, or other family law concerns, trusted family lawyer Greg Morrison can make a difference in your life.
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