Families evolve, grow and change, long after a divorce is completed. People change jobs, even careers. Children grow older and have different needs. Situations present themselves that were simply unforeseeable at the time of a judgment. Fortunately, the court allows for modifications to orders that can reflect the changes and transitions a family may experience over time.
In order to obtain a modification in Texas, it must be demonstrated that there is a substantial change in circumstances. Additionally, when children are involved, the requesting party must demonstrate that it is in the best interests of the children. This may include a change in income, the need for a relocation, particular opportunities opening up outside the geographic area in which the family resides, or a change in the child’s financial needs.
Reaching a modification in the most efficient and cost-effective way requires the skill of experienced counsel.