As children grow older and as work and lifestyles evolve, the time a child spends with one or both parents may differ from the original custody arrangement. In such cases, it may become necessary to modify the custody and visitation order to better align with the current living circumstances.
When a child's living situation undergoes changes, adjustments to the child support order may also be warranted. For instance, if children start splitting their time between households, or if the noncustodial parent assumes the primary caregiver role, modifications to the child support orders may be necessary. Additionally, any shifts in parental income, be it an increase or decrease, may prompt a need to modify child support payments. Other life events like a future divorce or the birth of a new child can also impact support obligations.
At McLean & Associates L.L.C., we recognize that life is dynamic, and as circumstances change, child custody and child support orders may need adjustments. We dedicatedly assist clients in modifying existing child custody and support arrangements to align better with the realities of today's life, taking into account the evolving needs and circumstances of our clients and their families. Our goal is to help our clients maintain arrangements that are in the best interest of the children and ensure they receive the appropriate support during these transitions.
When family commitments, job requirements, or other opportunities necessitate or present a desire for one parent to relocate to another state or county, adjustments to child custody and visitation schedules become essential.
In Texas, whether a parent is permitted to relocate with their child depends on the presence of any restrictions in the original custody order. If restrictions are in place, the relocating parent must seek court approval before moving. Even if no restrictions exist, modifying visitation agreements is still necessary to accommodate changes in visitation time and transportation costs.
At McLean & Associates L.L.C., we provide representation for both parents who wish to relocate and those who oppose their child moving away. We understand that the decision to relocate profoundly impacts the entire family. Working together, we will assist you in modifying your child custody and visitation schedules to ensure that one parent's move does not lead to the breakdown of parent-child bonds.
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