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Reasons to modify child custody

A modification case in Texas family law means that one party to a family court order has decided to change some aspect of that order. This is not uncommon in an unreasonable request because people’s lives can change significantly throughout time if you have a child custody order that is more than two or three years old. It is likely that some aspect and that order no longer works well for you and your family. Depending on your specific circumstances, you may be able to request a modification from a family court judge as a result.

What many families choose to do, rather than go back to family court, is to attempt to work out some agreements with the other person involved in the order so that they can avoid having to go back to family court to get a formal modification. In many cases, this works out well, especially if you have a good relationship with your Co-parent. Ultimately, you and the Co-parent have to trust one another to follow whatever agreement you all have come up with period; this is true whether or not the actual deal is written down in the form of a child custody order.

Two to the changing circumstances some of you may have experienced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I think this is a relevant topic for us to discuss in today’s blog post. Specifically, I would like to explore some of the more in-depth issues surrounding child custody modifications and how they may impact your children and your family. Keep in mind that not every family needs to get a child custody modification if you can work directly with the other parent to create a modified agreement between the two of you. What a child custody modification does is provide you all with Annette beneath the tightrope, so to speak, that will allow you to have some degree of trust that if either party violates the order, the other party will have the ability to go back to court and hold that person accountable.

In some circumstances, if you need a modification that touches on several different subjects, then you may very well need to head to family court. Family law attorneys like myself walk with people through challenging to manage modification cases with regularity, and I would like to take this opportunity to talk to you more about what a child custody modification is, what it can mean for your family and what circumstances may justify your filing a modification case. I will note that child custody modification cases are generally more intricate and challenging to manage in all family law. The reason being is that there is a high bar set for modifying child custody orders, and you need to have all of your ducks in a row to get this process accomplished.

With that said, some of you may be facing circumstances that justify requesting a formal modification of your child custody orders by a judge. At that describes where you are in your relationship with your child and with your co-parent, then I think you should hang tight and read through this blog post with us. I hope you will be able to take some of the lessons you learn and apply them to your own life to determine what route you need to go regarding requesting a formal modification of your child custody orders.

When can a child custody order be modified?

This is the first question that you need to ask yourself regarding a child custody modification request. If you find yourself at odds with some aspect of every child custody order, then he should probably get in line behind everyone else in your position who feels the same way. Without making light of your circumstances, the reality is that most people have something in their child custody orders that sticks in their craw. It could be something significant, or something that is relatively minor but still annoys you or put you out in terms of your schedule, your relationship with your kids, or anything in between. Let’s discuss what name child custody modification is and how one can request it.

To request a modification of your child custody orders, there need to be formal child custody orders in place. This may seem obvious, but for some of you who have some written down orders created by you and your child’s other parent, you may think that a family court judge can modify these agreements. However, keep in mind that while you and your co-parent may have been diligently following these agreements, it is not the case that these agreements constitute an actual order that a judge can enforce or modify. If you want to take