We understand that going through a legal matter involving child custody, child support, or divorce can be extremely taxing. The thought of revisiting your case to modify an existing order might seem daunting, but working with a family law attorney can make it much more bearable.
Keep in mind that modifications are available by law because the state of Texas recognizes that life circumstances change. So, scheduling a family law consultation with an experienced attorney can help address your Texas family law matter.
We would like to share more information about the importance of talking to an attorney to help you modify an order. Learn how we can help reduce the emotional toll these issues can take by providing you with sound legal support.
The Significance of Working With a Family Law Attorney
At Parker & Aguilar, our legal professionals specialize in Texas family law, including divorce, child custody, and child support. We understand how to address key topics such as alimony (spousal maintenance in Texas), visitation schedules, and other topics.
We are equipped to provide you with exceptional legal advice and representation at each stage of the modification process.
Thorough Case Assessment
The purpose of an initial consultation with a family law attorney is to conduct a comprehensive assessment of your case. During this critical phase, one of our attorneys will listen to your concerns, review pertinent changes to your situation, and gather important information about whether you have a case for modification.
This assessment is pivotal for our attorneys to understand the specifics of your situation and craft an effective legal strategy.
Customized Legal Advice
No two families are alike, so we provide tailored legal advice that suits the unique circumstances of your case. We will review your various legal options so that you make informed decisions about how to proceed with your case.
Exploration of Legal Avenues
Whether the original order was signed a few years ago or a decade ago, we can help you identify the right path for modification. An initial consultation allows you and our attorneys to delve into the potential outcomes of your case so that you have proper expectations.
Understanding the implications of each choice is crucial, and one of our skilled attorneys will help you know exactly what is required to successfully modify the order.
Protection of Your Rights
In cases involving the parent-child relationship – such as child custody and child support – having a family law attorney on your side ensures your parental rights are protected. Our attorneys can assist you in negotiating fair custody arrangements and support payments that fit your current life circumstances.
Guidance Through Legal Procedures
The legal procedures in family law cases can be complicated. We will guide you through every step of the process, help you gather the appropriate documents to prove your argument for a modification, and ensure you meet all legal deadlines. Receiving guidance is vital in preventing costly mistakes and setbacks.
If your family law case escalates to a court hearing before a family law judge, having a seasoned family lawyer by your side is paramount. We will represent your interests, present your case, and advocate for the most favorable outcome.
Selecting the Right Law Firm
We highly recommend scheduling a consultation with our family law firm, but we understand you have choices on who will represent you before the court. We would like to share the key characteristics to look out for when deciding on the law firm to handle your modification.
You want to work with attorneys with substantial experience in family law matters. Experience often translates to a deeper understanding of the procedures and rules of law in family law cases.
Ask for Referrals
Ask friends, family, or colleagues for recommendations on who they have used for family law matters. Personal referrals can be invaluable in finding a trustworthy attorney.
If you don’t have friends or family who have used a family law attorney, Google Reviews can be your next best friend. At Parker & Aguilar, you can review our online reviews to see what other Texas residents in your situation have said about our representation.
You may decide to schedule a few initial consultations with family law attorneys to see who can provide you with the best representation.
During your initial consultation with each attorney, assess their communication style, willingness to listen, and their grasp of your case. These factors can help you determine whether you’re comfortable working with them.
Family Law Matters Requiring Consultation
Now, let’s take a closer look at how to navigate a modification in common family law matters.
The legal divorce process in Texas involves numerous legal aspects, including property division, spousal support, and other asset-related topics. It can also overlap with child custody and child support. One of our attorneys will help you navigate the divorce modification process smoothly, ensuring your rights are protected.
For example, if you discover years down the road that your spouse withheld a sizable bank account from their list of assets during the divorce proceedings, we can pursue a modification. The goal will be to increase the amount of monthly spousal maintenance owed to you.
Child Custody and Visitation Modification
Child custody disputes are often emotionally charged because key issues involve the precious parent-child relationship. Revisiting past issues during a modification hearing can be just as difficult, especially if you are not on good terms with your ex-spouse.
However, a family law attorney can assist you in modifying the custody arrangement to ensure that it fits the current best interests of your child while protecting your parental rights.
Child Support Modification
Determining child support payments involves complex calculations outlined in the Texas Family Code. If you have experienced a “material and substantial change” that affects your financial situation, you may believe that your current payments are no longer suitable.
One of our attorneys will work with you to modify the original child support order to ensure fairness for all parties. Our goal is to update the order so that it accurately reflects your ability to pay child support.
Consider a Family Law Consultation with Parker & Aguilar
Whether your modification case involves child custody, child support, divorce, or another family law issue, scheduling a family law consultation is the most crucial step toward resolution.
A family law attorney can offer you legal advice, guidance, and a support system to navigate the legal process. To modify an order, don’t hesitate to consult with a seasoned family lawyer at Parker & Aguilar. It’s a decision that can profoundly impact your future and the well-being of your loved ones.
We currently support clients in Fort Bend County, Brazoria County, Galveston County, and Matagorda County. If you live in one of these counties, contact our offices to schedule a family law consultation.
You can reach us at 979-267-7660 (Angleton office) or 281-944-5485 (Sugar Land office) to speak with a local attorney. Learn how we can help you modify an existing order that best suits your situation.