Custody Modification2021-06-17T14:06:50-05:00

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We can help you modify your existing custody order.

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If your child custody arrangements
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We understand how child custody arrangements change as children get older.
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CHILD CUSTODY MODIFICATIONAt Schreier & Housewirth, we’ve helped hundreds of clients in Fort Worth, Tarrant County and throughout north Texas with custody modification orders providing for the conservatorship of a child.

Things change through the years and our experienced attorneys can help you with a custody modification of an existing order to better suit your current needs and those of your children.

When the court signs a divorce decree or other order in suit affecting the parent-child relationship, the case is final; however, the court retains “continuing, exclusive Jurisdiction” over the children.

In other words, a Tarrant county family law court retains the power to enter future orders regarding child custody or child support.

Modification of Child Custody Orders in Tarrant County

The Texas Family Code contains provisions for custody modification of the following:

  • Conservatorship
  • Times of Possession
  • Determination of Residence

Some life events that may require custody modification of your court order are:

  • A change in circumstances of a parent, for instance unemployment, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, domestic violence.
  • Relocation of a parent beyond the restricted geographic area.
  • Remarriage of a parent.
  • Changes in the child’s behavior or school performance.
  • The failure of a parent to visit the child as ordered.
  • A declaration of parental preference by a child 12 years of age or older.
  • A voluntary surrender of the child by the custodial parent.

We all know that things change for families following divorce or as children grow; however, a successful custody modification suit requires more.

The Texas Family Code requires proof of “a material and substantial change of circumstances” since the entry of the order to be modified and proof that the requested modification is in “the best interest of the child.”

How will you know if your case justifies a modification?

Consult with an experienced family law specialist.

Questions to Ask Before Filing for Modification of Custody

Ask your lawyer some of these custody modification questions:

  • What are my chances of achieving the result I seek?
  • How stressful will the case be to my children?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Will my suit bring a “retaliatory” suit by the other parent?

At Schreier & Housewirth Family Law, we’ve been helping our clients answer these tough questions for over 20 years.

Clients value our honest opinions and frank recommendations when it comes to custody modification suits.

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