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Modify Your Divorce Decree with the Help of an Experienced Divorce Attorney

By the time a divorce is finalized, both parties should be ready for everything to be settled. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. There may be situations that arise where it becomes necessary to modify a divorce decree. While this is good for those who need it, it can be bad for those who end up having to pay more.

At Schouten Legal, Attorney Schouten has the necessary knowledge and experience to help you fight for or against post-divorce modifications in West Houston. If you or your spouse has experienced a substantial change in circumstances, Attorney Schouten can help ensure that your divorce agreement continues to fulfill your family’s needs.

Call (832) 772-5774 to discuss your divorce modification case with a West Houston divorce lawyer.

Modifying a Texas Divorce Order

Texas law does not favor divorce modifications, except in the scenario where one spouse or a child of the divorce has experienced a substantial change in circumstances. In order to qualify, the change in circumstances must occur after the mediated settlement agreement or, if none, the rendition by the judge.

Events that may qualify as a substantial change in circumstances include:

  • A relocation of the parents or children
  • A significant change in income for either parent
  • Abuse or neglect of a child by one of the parents
  • A change in employment status for either parent
  • An unavoidable cost-increase of health insurance or healthcare
  • A remarriage or cohabitation of a spouse who is receiving spousal support

When a substantial change in circumstances takes place, an individual can file a petition for modification to spousal support, child support, child custody, or a parenting plan. Seeking the assistance of an experienced lawyer can be helpful in obtaining positive results.

Contact Attorney Walter Schouten Today

Whether you wish to file a petition for a post-divorce modification or need to defend against one, the West Houston modification lawyer at Schouten Legal can help. Attorney Schouten provides his clients with strategic advocacy and well-informed counsel. You can count on him for all your divorce-related needs.

To ensure the protection of your rights during divorce modifications, dial (832) 772-5774 today.

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