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Help with divorce decree modification in Dallas

On Behalf of | Feb 13, 2015 | Divorce |

Divorce may have a ring of finality to it. Yet there may be times when a divorce decree may need to be modified. And this happens everywhere, including in Texas. A spouse may remarry or a parent may start earning more; and all this will necessitate divorce modification. Sometimes, divorce modification issues may become quite difficult; and then, a person will need the support of a tough and aggressive attorney, who can successfully argue the case in court.

An experienced attorney knows that all divorce modification matters need to be handled, keeping the best interests of the child in mind. The attorney is knowledgeable about the grounds for divorce modification. Those include location of a parent, the parent abusing alcohol, domestic violence, remarriage or co-habitation of a spouse and the parent’s career changes.

Parental relocation may occur if the custodial parent moves out of town and wishes to take the child away. At GUNNSTAKS LAW OFFICE, attorneys have represented parents who are seeking to move, and, also those who are attempting to prevent the move.

Sometimes, a parent may be a victim of alcohol or substance abuse. An experienced attorney should be able to modify the divorce order in a way that the accused parent does not have access to the child. If there is any instance of domestic violence against the child, only a seasoned attorney will be able to issue a protective order and alter the child custody agreement.

After the divorce, a parent may also wish to relocate or change jobs. Under those circumstances, the court-ordered alimony or child support may also change. Additionally, when a parent takes on a new partner, the child support and alimony may have to be modified. In that case, again, a person may need the support of a knowledgeable divorce attorney.