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Make Changes to Existing Divorce Orders to Residents of Wise, Parker, Johnson, & Tarrant Counties

Judge modifying court orderThe divorce agreement you signed off on is not a permanent and unchangeable burden. Sometimes either party must modify their divorce agreement due to unforeseen personal circumstances. You can depend on Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC to help you determine if your situation warrants a modification and your best course of action.

If you have questions about divorce order modifications in Fort Worth, turn to the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC. We can address your concerns, advise you of your options, and help you pursue an outcome that reflects your current reality.

Are you having difficulty meeting your post-divorce obligations due to a change in your circumstances? Call (817) 497-8148 for a consultation with our family lawyers.

The Modification Request Process

Texas statutory law defines how a modification request may be filed and under what circumstances. A modification that reduces an ordered amount of financial support may be granted if the person who is affected by the order files a motion requesting the modification. Likewise, a child custody, visitation, or access order may be modified if either party can provide evidence of personal circumstances that warrant this modification.

Child Support Modifications

Child support is calculated based on a parent's income and his or her ability to pay. If you have suffered a significant decrease in income due to unemployment, a disability, or another misfortune, we can help you seek a reduction in your child support obligations to match your current circumstances. We can also represent you if you believe your former partner’s child support obligations are too low.

Likewise, if either party has experienced an income increase, we can help seek a modification For example, say the party who receives child support is the sudden recipient of an inheritance. This financial increase means the paying party may be able to lower their monthly payment.

Spousal Support Modifications

Similar to child support, the modification of spousal support requires a significant change in circumstances. But unlike child support, a drastic loss of income could actually result in the cancellation of support altogether.

Keep in mind, however, that changing careers or quitting a job for the sole purpose of reducing or eliminating spousal support obligations will be frowned upon by the court and will not alleviate your maintenance obligations. Until and/or unless a court grants a requested alimony modification, the payer must continue making payments as ordered.

Child Custody & Visitation Modifications

Child custody modifications are only approved if the seeking party can prove their need for this change to the order. Any modification to a parent’s responsibilities or the structure of the parent-child relationship must be shown to be in the child’s best interest. Additionally, the proposed modification must illustrate a material and/or substantial change in finances or home environment to warrant this legal process.

For example, a parent can seek to have another parent's visitation supervised by an impartial third party due to evidence child and/or substance abuse. In some circumstances, the supervised party can petition for modification once they are able to prove they have made the appropriate changes to their life.

Contact Our Firm Today

If you are considering seeking a modification to an existing support, custody, or visitation order, we can walk you through the process. Our divorce order modification lawyers in Fort Worth have represented numerous people in these kinds of matters and know how to build a strong case on your behalf. We represent clients in Tarrant, Wise, Johnson, & Parker Counties.

To learn more about how we can help you meet your goals, contact us at (817) 497-8148 for your case evaluation.

Meet Our Team 

Dedicated Family Law Professionals
  • Mark M. Childress
  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen
  • Elizabeth C. Barr
  • Sarah E. Robbins
  • Diondra D. Lindquist
  • Konnor Lee
  • Amie M. Wilson
  • Mark M. Childress Mark M. Childress

    Founding Attorney

    Areas of Practice Divorce Complex Divorce Family Law Custody & Visitation Property Division Adoption Military Divorce ...
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  • Desiree A. Hartwigsen Desiree A. Hartwigsen

    Associate Attorney

    Desiree A. Hartwigsen grew up in Stephenville, Texas where she graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. During her time at Tarleton, Desiree studied abroad in London, England at Queen Mary’s University where she studied Comparative Criminal Justice.
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  • Elizabeth C. Barr Elizabeth C. Barr

    Associate Attorney

    Elizabeth C. Barr is a Dallas/Fort Worth native. She attended college at the University of North Texas where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Elizabeth’s eagerness to learn lead her to law school at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree. While in law school Elizabeth knew she wanted to practice family law.
  • Sarah E. Robbins Sarah E. Robbins

    Associate Attorney

    Sarah E. Robbins is the newest member of the team at the Law Offices of Mark M. Childress, PLLC. She was born and raised in Colorado where she graduated from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a minor in communications. After a visit to her uncle’s law office at the age of six, Sarah decided to follow in her uncle’s footsteps and become a lawyer.
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  • Diondra D. Lindquist Diondra D. Lindquist

    Associate Attorney

    Diondra Denise Lindquist grew up in Norman, OK where she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Arts in ...
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  • Konnor Lee Konnor Lee

    Associate Attorney

    Konnor Lee was raised in Arlington, TX and attended the University of Arkansas , where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts ...
  • Amie M. Wilson Amie M. Wilson

    Paralegal

    Amie began working in family law as a receptionist in a small private practice where she was tasked with answering the telephone, corresponding with clients and court staff and handling a multitude of other administrative duties. Amie’s ability to multitask and her attention to detail lead her to be tasked with handling an overflow of paralegal work.
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Why Choose Us for Your Family Matters?

  • Direct Access To Your Attorney

    Our Attorneys personally handle each case themselves. You will have direct access to your attorney to be able to get the answers that you need. 

  • Transparancy

    Honesty and transparency are critical in building trust with your attorney. You will always know what is going on with your case every step of the way.

  • Team Oriented

    At our firm you're not just a case number, our staff will always know the status of your case and help to make your situation more manageable.

  • Personalized Approach

    Our team understands that no two cases are the same. Your strategy will be tailored specifically to you and your family's goals.

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  • Fort Worth Texas City Magazine - Top Attorneys
  • Best Divorce Lawyers in Fort Worth - Expertise 2020
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