Modification Attorney in San Antonio
Request a Change to a Divorce Order
Life is full of changes, which means your divorce decree might require ongoing changes, too. If circumstances in your life have changed and necessitate a modification of your custody, child support, or alimony order, The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC can help.
Our modification attorney in San Antonio understands the distinct process of petitioning for a modification and can guide you carefully through every step. We advocate aggressively for our clients to ensure their success. Let us help you move forward and make the changes you need to breathe easier and live happier. Our family law firm can also represent you if you want to defend against an ex-partner’s request for a modification.
Modifying All Types of Support & Custody Orders
If your divorce decree contains provisions or orders that no longer match your lifestyle, you may be able to petition for the changes you need.
Our modification attorney in San Antonio can help you modify a:
Keep in mind that property division orders generally cannot be modified once finalized. All other orders can be modified if the requesting party can prove that a substantial change in their circumstances necessitates the modification.
We can assist you with modification requests involving:
- Relocation: If you share custody of a child and are planning to move to a new city, state, or country, you will need to obtain the other parent’s approval. If the other parent does not approve, you can still petition the court for a modification to your custody order. We can also represent you if you want to prevent your ex-partner from relocating.
- Job loss or a promotion: A change in you or your ex’s job could necessitate a custody or support modification. Whether you lost your job and need to modify your alimony order, or your ex got a raise and you want to request more child support, The Law Office of Derek S. Ritchie, PLLC can help.
- A change in the child’s needs: If your child’s needs have changed – for example, if they suffered an injury or need to transfer schools – your support or custody order may need to be changed, too. We can assess your case and determine if your situation necessitates a modification.
How Can I Modify My Child Support Order in TX?
In Texas, either parent can petition for a modification of child support - a child support modification does not always have to be an increase in child support payments!
Generally, the non-custodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent. Reasons for a petition could include:
- The non-custodial parent received a promotion or started a new job that has a substantial increase in pay
- The non-custodial parent experienced job loss or a substantial pay cut
- The child's medical or living expenses greatly increased unexpectedly
The TX family courts will typically review child support orders 3 years after the orders were established, if the difference in payments is at least 20% greater.
Petitioning for any type of post-divorce modification can be complex and requires experienced counsel you can trust. Seek guidance from the modifications attorney at The Law Office of Derek S. Richie, PLLC.