Whether a divorce is high conflict or relatively friendly, the decree issued when the process is final may not signal the end of your need for a family law attorney.
Both parents are expected to abide by the agreement and not stray from the conditions laid out within it. But post-divorce modifications and enforcements allow the agreements between the ex-spouses to change lawfully and protect any children involved.
At the Eggleston Law Firm, PC, we act as compassionate and knowledgeable guides to the post-divorce modification and enforcement process.
Whether you need to file a modification or are facing a request for a modification, we can represent your best interests.
The most common reasons that post-divorce modifications become necessary to relate to income or financial needs and changes in child custody circumstances.
Some modifications associated with income include:
A noncustodial parent may apply to modify custody arrangements if they feel the other parent is not acting in the best interests of the child. Situations that may warrant a custody modification include:
Also, a change in custody orders may be needed to be discussed if one parent plans to move out of state and intends to take the children with them, even if they have primary custody.
If your ex-spouse has not complied with the original terms of your divorce, you have the right to go back to court and have the terms enforced. Reasons for seeking enforcement can include your ex-spouse:
Our firm’s lawyers can help you petition the court for the enforcement of a divorce order.
If the enforcement concerns child support payments, the judge can issue a contempt of court order and have the noncustodial parent jailed until the back payments are caught up.
If you find yourself behind on child support payments, we can help you negotiate a new payment plan and avoid further consequences.
Our firm understands that your circumstances can change drastically after a divorce. We can help you modify your divorce orders to suit what you need now.
To discuss modifications and enforcements in a free introductory consultation, call 512-200-4529 or email us at email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
We serve clients in Austin and Central Texas from our offices in Bee Cave, TX.