Is Modification Of A Court Order Needed?
Modifications of any order regarding a child may be granted upon showing that there has been substantial change in circumstances since your last order. These changes can include increases or decreases in income, changes in residency, marital status, new challenges that a child may be facing, work schedules, and more. Weinman & Associates, P.C., in Austin, Texas, will work with you to set up a new plan that best fits your needs.
At Weinman & Associates, P.C., our family law attorneys advise clients on the specifics of modifications and help provide creative solutions to their changing needs. We address all their concerns involving whether or not an order may be modified.
- Modifications to child support can be made if the new child support amount (based solely on the payor’s income) will change by either 20 percent or by $100 per month difference in income.
- Spousal support/alimony can be modified downward if there is a showing of financial hardship by the paying party. However, it can never be modified upward.
- Property division arrangements are final. They cannot be modified.
- Child custody and visitation plans may be modified under a variety of circumstances, such as parental relocation or simply the changing needs of children as they grow up.
In many cases, modifications of custody and support orders can be positive, so long as the best interests of the child are appropriately considered. The parties can work together to negotiate a new plan that better fits the current circumstances.
If the parents cannot agree to a modified plan, however, then the court must decide the solution. Weinman & Associates, P.C. will vigorously represent you in court to protect your interests.