Spousal Support, Custody And Visitation Modification

When child support, custody and visitation arrangements are determined, it is a reflection of the current situation of the children and both parents. However, as life happens, the circumstances on which the original determinations were based can change. If there has been a significant change in either parent's income or living situation, it may be necessary to modify the support, visitation or custody arrangements accordingly.

At the law office of Prater & Ridley, our attorneys help with child support, visitation and custody modifications. We work with parents to help ensure they are paying or receiving the appropriate support payments and that the custody and visitation arrangements protect the best interests of their kids.

From time to time there are significant changes in a parent's life, which may warrant modifications to existing custody, visitation or support arrangements. For example, a drastic pay raise or a demotion or a lay-off may lead to an increase or reduction in child support payments. However, a parent who chooses to work significantly beneath his or her earning capacity may not receive a reduction in child support payments.

Changes in a parent's life can impact visitation. If one parent is interested in relocating out of Temple, it would likely necessitate a change in visitation arrangements. Likewise, if one parent moves in with someone who is abusive, uses illegal drugs, abuses alcohol. or has moved into an unhealthy living situation, the other parent could request a modification in custody or visitation.

Our lawyers work with parents to protect the best interests of the children. We can help you understand your modification options during times of change. Learn more about the counsel we provide by scheduling an initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 254-773-9081.