A court order is written in stone up until the terms of the original agreement are no longer viewed as reasonable or extenuating circumstances dictate otherwise. There will be instances, for any number of reasons, of a court order being amended or modified at a later date. At this time, you may find yourself with an opportunity to determine if you are still receiving fair compensation for child support, or to decide if the terms of your child custody agreement are still suited to your current family situation.
Common reasons for modifying a court order:
Adjust child support – The amount of child support owed/received may vary based on a party’s present earning power—when sustained over a qualifying period of time. The amount of child support may also vary in accordance with child related expenses, including education and medical costs.
Alter a child custody agreement – If one party is unable to fulfill their obligations as custodian—partial, full or otherwise—then the custody agreement may need to be altered.
How do I go about modifying a prior court order?
A court order may be modified through mediation, or if mediation is not a realistic option, the modification of prior court orders may pass through the court system. Speak with a family lawyer to find out whether you have a reason for modifying an existing court order. If both parties are open to mediation, we will typically advise that an agreement be sought in this manner.
Law Firm in Austin for the Modification of Court Orders – Evans Law Group
The Evans Law Group has practiced Family Law in Texas for over 17 years. Our experienced family attorneys are concerned with only one thing: settling legal matters in a non-disruptive, timely fashion that meets the needs of your family. In our experience, the modification of prior court orders can often be handled out of court and without placing additional stress on your family.
Contact our Austin Law Office today to find out more about the Modification of Prior of Court Orders.