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Modifications

Once a court (or a couple, via a formal agreement) has determined child custody, it cannot be changed unless the court finds reasons to make modifications to the original agreement. If you feel that the current child custody set up is not in your child’s best interests, we encourage you to seek help from our knowledgeable legal team as soon as possible. We will go over the details of your case and help you prove your case in court, ensuring that your kids get the loving, competent care they need and deserve.

There are several reasons why a current custody arrangement may no longer be suitable for one or all of your children and the Jim Wells County Court is open to hear reasons why modifications may be in order. For instance, if your ex-spouse is now in a serious relationship with someone who has a criminal record, takes drugs, drinks too much and/or is abusive in any way, this is grounds for having the custody arrangement modified and the child being transferred into your primary care. If the spouse, who was originally granted custody, has left the child in your care for six consecutive months or even longer, you can petition the court to change the original custody agreement. Yet another reason that can be given to modify the original agreement is the fact that older children (from 12 years of age on up) are legally allowed to have a say in which parent they live with. If a child of this age changes his or her mind regarding which parent he or she would like to live with or comes of age and chooses to live with the parent who does not have possession of the children, the court may modify the original agreement.

Because child custody matters are sensitive and emotional, we encourage you to allow us to help you make wise decisions in this regard. Our team has a great deal of experience with family law and divorce and can help you collect evidence, find witnesses and more. What is more, we personalize our services to meet the needs of your situation, ensuring you get the help you need when you need it.