After divorce, or in a suit affecting child custody and support, the court order you have regarding your child(ren) is what determines when each parent has possession of the children and how the children’s expenses are paid. Often, this arrangement needs to be changed. Or, the other parent may not be following the court order, so you need to enforce the terms of the order.
Custody arrangements and child support obligations are only enforceable with a court order in Texas. If you currently only have an “informal” arrangement with a co-parent regarding support or custody, you should seek an order formalizing the terms of the agreement. Custody and support orders may go through several iterations as it is common for arrangements to be modified over time because there has been a change in circumstances as the children grow up.
Making changes to or enforcing an agreement that isn’t being followed can be stressful, but it can improve your situation. Whether a custody or support agreement can be modified depends on a number of factors.
At Whittemore Law Firm, we listen to and evaluate your current situation, we compare it with your court order, and formulate a strategy for enforcing and/or modifying your current order to reach your desired outcome.
For a free 20 minute consultation, Contact the Whittemore Law Firm at 832.215.3706
Whittemore Law Firm is dedicated to helping clients navigate difficult family law issues. Whittemore Law Firm serves clients throughout the Houston and The Woodlands area. If you need help enforcing or modifying a custody, alimony, or child support agreement, Whittemore Law Firm can help make sure you get a fair resolution.