Modification Attorney in Stephenville
Helping You Do What’s Best for You & Your Family
Normally after a divorce has been finalized, the last thing you want to do is reopen the case which was probably both physically arduous and mentally and emotionally draining. However, when life deals unexpected blows, significantly altering your ability to provide for your family, sometimes you have no other option than to apply for modifications. Divorce modifications are not usual, but child support, child custody, and spousal support can all be areas that require significant financial and legal changes due to radical circumstances that have occurred within your life.
Because ex-partners tend to be begrudging when it comes to requests for modifications, it is essential to get the aid of our modification lawyer in Stephenville. Our team at Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton can help you build a powerful case to file as a motion before the court.
Modifying Spousal Support
Spouses who have been separated in the state of Texas by divorce do not usually get anything that resembles alimony, or post-divorce support apart from child support. However, there special scenarios where a spouse may have the right to financial maintenance. This particularly applies if that spouse has a medical condition or disability which prevents them from obtaining enough income to care for themselves once the other spouse who originally provided the finances has left the marriage.
But, if either party experiences a significant change in life circumstances, this could be grounds for a change in maintenance, whether increasing, decreasing, or eliminating it altogether. One spouse might gain or lose employment, or another spouse might face a new, more debilitating progression of a disease. We can work to prove how your need for modifications is crucial to avoid negative repercussions of your changed status.
Modifying Child Support
Similar to spousal support, child support modifications are entirely dependent on the sudden presence of extreme circumstances that bar one spouse from accessing the financial support they need.
In the state of Texas, such modifications for child support can be pursued when:
- The physical, mental, or emotional needs and circumstances of either the child or one parent have drastically changed since the divorce
- Three years have passed since the preceding order, and the child’s monthly support is now 20% off, or $100 less, from the standard monthly amount advised by guidelines for child support in Texas
Modifying Child Custody
In cases where the circumstances of one parent or the child have greatly changed the parent’s ability to appropriately care for the child, it might be necessary to have a modification in terms of custody. A parent’s job situation might have changed schedules or required an international move, which would disrupt a child’s life. Alternatively, there may have been dangerous circumstances of abuse or neglect which would require a rapid alteration of current custody orders.
Protecting Your Family
Regardless of the circumstances that are plaguing you and your family, you can count on the Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton to put your family’s needs and interests as the top priority. With sensitivity and compassion, our modification attorney in Stephenville is determined to fight for your rights. We serve clients throughout Erath, Parker, Tarrant, Hood, Comanche, Hamilton, Bosque, Palo Pinto, Johnson, Somervell, Eastland, Brown Counties, and Tarleton State University.
“He really cares about his clients and takes time to listen to any questions or concerns you might have and answer them honestly.”- Carolyn
“he is very passionate about his work and others, very professional but also down to earth and treats you like a human being.”- Marlinna
“By the way, he talked and listened to me. It felt honestly like I was talking to a friend.”- Lucky