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The Woodlands Custody Modification Attorneys

Fighting for Your Custody Rights in The Woodlands and Greater Houston Area

Going through a divorce or a custody dispute with the other parent of your child can be incredibly stressful, both for you and for your children. Although the court strives to make the best decision for your children and may do so at the time, circumstances can change. While you work to make the transition period easy for your family, you can rely on our custody modification lawyers in The Woodlands to advocate for you. At Parchman Law Group, PLLC, we truly care about our clients and helping you achieve the outcome that is best for you and your children.

Contact The Woodlands family lawyers at Parchman Law Group at (713) 364-0777 to request a free consultation. We offer Spanish and Farsi speaking services.

When Custody Modifications Are Allowed

Over time, following a custody hearing, your family's needs may have changed. You can file your petition to modify a child custody arrangement at any time. While remaining amicable is wonderful, as it can make the process move faster. However, in cases where parents do not agree, the case needs to be heard by a judge in court to help decide.

Grounds for a modification to custody include:

  • Relocation requests
  • Changes in income
  • Changes in work hours
  • Changes in a child's needs
  • A parent has become unemployed
  • A parent has developed alcoholism or substance abuse
  • Changes in medical health care needs

How Do You Modify Custody in Texas?

Texas law states that either parent has the option to file a petition seeking child custody modification at any time. Unless the child has moved, the petition must be filed in the court that granted the divorce. In this event, the case could be moved to the court where the child's county may be.

If both parties are able to come to an agreement, then the modification process can be much faster. On the contrary, if both parents agree that a modification is necessary, then all that must be done is to propose a custody order which reflects the revisions to the court. If the court reviews the modifications and finds the terms to be fair, then they will approve it. Only then will the order be legal and enforceable.

How Long Does it Take to Modify Custody?

While no case is identical and the waiting period may vary, it's not uncommon to wait at least one year from the prior order or settlement agreement to modify their custody arrangement outside of unseen circumstances.

In some cases, the courts may consider a modification of the child’s primary residence. This may take one year or less and the parent needs to show the children’s present environment may endanger their physical health or significantly impair the children’s emotional development.

Hire a Modifications Attorney with Custody Experience

At Parchman Law Group, we can work with you to illustrate exactly why you need a modification to child custody and how it is in your child's best interest. Whether we are gathering evidence to show the other parent has neglected your child or whether you would like to move across the country, we are here to help. Our The Woodlands child custody modification attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of family law.

Understanding the Best Interests of the Child Standard

When it comes to child custody modifications, the court always considers the best interests of the child. This standard takes into account various factors such as the child's emotional and physical well-being, the stability of each parent's home environment, the child's relationship with each parent, and any history of abuse or neglect.

Our experienced custody attorneys at Parchman Law Group can help you understand how the best interests of the child standard applies to your specific case. We will work with you to gather evidence and build a strong case to support your desired custody modification while keeping the child's best interests at the forefront.

It's important to have a knowledgeable attorney on your side who can navigate the complexities of the best interests of the child standard and advocate for your rights as a parent.

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Let us discuss the many ways we can approach your modification. Give us a call at (713) 364-0777 or contact Parchman Law Group online.

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