Often, arrangements made after a divorce may need to be revisited due to a variety of changing circumstances. Most commonly, modifications are made to child support arrangements, child custody agreements, and alimony payments. Alimony is one of the least common modifications to be made, as the court has often declared the plan of support to be final.
Child support and child custody or visitation arrangements can often be revisited due to:
When modifying child custody arrangements, the best interests of the children should always be at the center of any negotiations. The court often looks at the financial stability of each parent, the emotional ability of either parent to provide care, and the personal requests of the child. Since these are all semi-permanent factors, a change in a parent's job may affect his or her ability to continue to pay the previously agreed-upon amount for child support payments. Alternatively, a parent moving out of state will likely wish to increase visitation or shared custody arrangements in order to accommodate new travel needs and longer stays.
Regardless of the particulars of your situation, our family law attorney serves you with regular guidance, confidentiality, and devoted support as you work through these new arrangements. We can often recommend the best way to prepare your children for changes in their current living situations, or for lifestyle alterations. Keeping an open line of communication with your San Angelo family law attorney helps facilitate a smooth court process. Partner with Skinner Law Firm today to protect your family.