Fort Worth Custody Modification Attorney

It is not uncommon for parents to need to change child custody, visitation or child support orders. Even thorough custody arrangements may need modifications when unexpected issues arise. Fortunately, the court allows for modifications.

Whether you are the parent requesting or contesting the modification, working with a Fort Worth custody modification lawyer is the best way to protect your rights and your relationship with your child. Ken McAlister is an experienced Texas family law attorney who understands the complexities of modification cases and will advise you on the best way to move forward.

Changing Custody And Child Support Orders

Some of the most common reasons that parents seek custody modifications include:

  • Parental relocation
  • The changing needs of a child
  • A teen who wants to live with the other parent

The court will determine all modification requests by what is in the best interest of the child. Because each parent may have very different ideas about what is best, negotiation or mediation is typically necessary. If parents cannot reach an agreement informally or by mediation, they must ask the court to modify the orders.

Mr. McAlister can also help parents who are seeking or contesting a modification of child support orders. For the court to approve a child support modification, there must be a significant change in a parent's finances or circumstances such as:

  • A job loss or other financial crisis
  • An increase in salary
  • Changes in the child's needs

You can try to resolve child support modifications through negotiation or mediation. The court will decide cases that cannot be resolved by the parents.

Contact A Lawyer To Learn More

To schedule an appointment, please call 817-335-5455 or contact the firm online. Mr. McAlister offers a free 20-minute phone consultation.