In Texas, all child custody decisions are based on the best interest of the child. This rule applies to custody modifications as well. If you need help modifying the court-approved parenting plan, we can represent you.
The Dallas child custody modification attorneys at The Webb Family Law Firm, P.C., represent parents seeking and opposing modifications. It is usually best to resolve modifications through negotiation or mediation. However, we can take these cases to court if necessary. Our experienced lawyers will argue vigorously for your right to maintain a relationship with your child.
Modifying Custody And Visitation Orders
To modify a custody order, there must be a significant change in circumstances of at least one parent or the child. The court may allow modifications for reasons such as:
- The death of the primary parent
- A job loss
- A parent going to jail
- A parent with a substance abuse problem
- Domestic violence
- A teenager wanting to live with the other parent
- Relocation of a parent for a job
In the case of parental relocation, one parent asks for the court's permission to move out of the geographic area specified in the parenting plan. The other parent may contest the relocation by asking the court to enforce the parenting plan or impose geographic restrictions. The court, and both parents, must consider the effect the move will have on the child's overall well-being and his or her ability to have a relationship with both parents.
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