Court-Ordered Modifications

Modification of Child Custody and Visitation

The parent who has the right to designate the primary residence of the children, the visitation, and the other various parental rights may be changed if there is significant change in the circumstances of either of the parents or the child(ren). However, the decision of whether or not to make any changes to the order is up to the court. Significant changes in circumstances can include but are certainly not limited to, a parent engaging in bad or illegal behavior such as using drugs or committing crimes, becoming less attentive to the child in some documentable manner, becoming oppositional or the parents are unable to reach decisions, changes in the distance between the parties, and remarriages or changes in the children’s living circumstances.

Modification of Child Support

A child support obligor, the parent who pays child support, can seek to reduce child support payments if he or she loses their job or is forced to take pay cut. Alternatively, a child support obligee, the parent who receives child support, can seek to increase child support payments if the obligor (payor)’s income increases.

Other Types of Modifications

There are other provisions in an order that can be modified. If you have questions regarding whether or not a provision in a prior order can be modified contact the Stanley Law Office today. For example, if a prior court order ordered that one spouse make some type of payment to the other (as some form of spousal maintenance) that can sometimes be reduced, depending on the order, if a party's circumstances have changed. Attorneys analyze each situation while considering all the various factors, which is a reason to contact an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case.

Areas Served

Burleson Family Law Attorney

Attorney Patricia L. Stanley founded this solo practice with a commitment to set the standard for family law in the Johnson and Tarrant County Area. The Stanley Law Office is a local office in Burleson, Texas proudly serving both Johnson and Tarrant Counties.  Mrs. Stanley, a Burleson and Johnson County divorce attorney, is knowledgeable and aggressive in protecting your rights under Texas law. If you have been served papers or would simply like to consult with a divorce lawyer, call the Stanley Law Office for more information.

If you have come to the conclusion that you need to speak with a family law attorney, you are most likely suffering through an emotional and stressful time in your life. Although it will be difficult, it is important to handle your case in a business-like manner. The advice from an experienced family law attorney like Patricia L. Stanley can help. The Stanley Law Office dedicates the bulk of its practice to divorce and other family law matters.

Divorce is a highly emotional situation and a major life event. At the Stanley Law Office we approach all family law matters with compassion, but at the same time never forgetting to aggressively protect your rights and assist you in doing the right thing for your family. If you need an experienced lawyer for divorce and separation; alimony or spousal support, court-ordered modifications, enforcements, and other family law matters, the contact The Stanley Law Office today!

Patricia L. Cooke, Attorney at Law

Our Practice Areas

Patricia L. Cooke, Attorney at Law, in Burleson, Texas dedicates the bulk of its practice to divorce and other family law matters.