If circumstances for you or all concerned have changed a modification may be the legal solution to satisfy all concerned. Often the reality is that children’s needs may substantially change, parties may want to relocate, additional support may be necessary, or current visitation schedules no longer work for all concerned. The San Antonio family lawyers at Carabin Shaw can assist you in filing modification motions with the Court. However, normally the other side is often in disagreement with a modification because that side may feel like that’s not in their best interest or that of their child or children. Sometimes people careers change that could give way to an increase or decrease in child support or if they have other children from other partners that were not a part of the Court’s ruling on child support. For example, a credit may be given for a parent who got remarried and had other children in a subsequent marriage that the parent is now providing for.
Highlights of Modifications:
- Needs a Court order to take effect after a motion has been filed and heard at a hearing.
- Court could divide undivided assets from a marriage that existed where parties failed to discuss in front of the Court on undivided assets or debts while married.
- Court can lower or increase child support.
- Court can change custody arrangements.
- Court can allow a Party to leave a geographic area with children.
- Court can expand or decrease visitation arrangements.
- Are made where original Divorce proceedings occurred.
- Courts do not have to approve all modifications.