Frisco and Plano, TX Family Law Attorneys
Modification and Enforcement of Support Orders, Custody and Access Schedules
When the judge issued your divorce decree or approved your child custody agreement, the decision was made based on the facts and circumstances that existed at that time. But life goes on and things change. People lose jobs, or get raises. Parents need to relocate for work or family reasons. Children grow up and have different needs.
It’s normal and expected that you will need to modify a child support, spousal support or child custody order at some point. We can help.
The Frisco family lawyers at Albin Oldner Law, PLLC work with clients in Collin County, Denton County, and Dallas County to modify child support orders, to enforce compliance with visitation agreements or spousal support orders, or to defend themselves against enforcement actions.
Modification of a Court Order: Is the Change Justified?
When asking the court to change an existing order, you must be able to prove that there has been a substantial or material change in your situation since the original order was signed. For example:
- If you are seeking a change in access or child custody, have the needs of your child and/or the co-parents changed significantly? Is the other parent regularly violating the current child access agreement? Did your ex remarry someone who is negligent or abusive toward your child? We can help you negotiate a new agreement or take it back to court for the judge to decide.
- Parental alienation is one reason a parent might seek to change an access agreement. Is the other parent actively and intentionally undermining your relationship with your child? Telling your child lies? Encouraging your child to engage to disobey? This behavior can be very damaging to the child. We refer our clients to independent, highly qualified therapists. We will represent your and/or your children in court to modify the other parent’s access.
- Do you have a child support order that is too high because you lost a job or have reduced income? Do you believe you should be receiving more child support because the other parent got a big raise or a new job? Is your child now out of daycare, or does your child have additional medical or educational needs? Our attorneys will build a case for a change in your child support order.
- Parental relocation? You can’t leave the state with your child. You must first go back to court to change your child custody agreement. If you are staying in the state, the general rule is that the primary residential parent can relocate anywhere within the county where the divorce took place, or within any contiguous county. But local rules and judicial preferences play a role in this decision so our experience and familiarity with the courts of Collin County and Denton County will be especially valuable.
Enforcement of a Court Order: Don’t Keep Living with the Problem
- Do you have a court order for child support or spousal support but you aren’t receiving your money?
- Is your co-parent supposed to pick the kids up at 6 pm, but he or she doesn’t show up until 7 pm (or not at all)?
- Did your divorce decree state that your ex was supposed to sell the house after the kids left home, but you’re still waiting for the sale so you can get your money out?
You don’t have to keep living with the problem. If you have a court order that isn’t being honored and it’s causing you harm, let us help you take your case back to court so you can get what you deserve.
Meet with a Family Law Attorney Serving Clients in Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Allen, TX
Schedule a time to meet with one of our Frisco family law attorneys. We can explain your legal rights and options in modification and enforcement of court orders.