If you already have an existing order, whether it be a divorce decree, a final order in a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (“SAPCR”), or a custody, visitation, or child support order rendered through the Office of the Attorney General legal process, Izzo & Associates can help you to modify these orders. The State of Texas has specific rules and procedures for modifying your parenting time, your rights regarding children, changing the custody of children, and both child and medical support. Whether an existing order was ruled on by a county or district court or by the Title IV-D court (Office of the Attorney General court), Izzo & Associates is specially equipped to handle these matters.
Modifications to a prior order may be necessary to increase or lower child support. In addition, other interested parties, which can include grandparents and sometimes aunts and uncles or other individuals, are able, in certain circumstances, to file a suit for modification to protect children or help another family member out. It is also possible for additional litigants to join a suit, such as when grandparents want to aid their adult son or daughter. Be aware, however, that once one party opens the door to a modification of a prior order, the opposing side can file their pleadings requesting relief. By filing a modification action, a party is basically admitting that substantial changes of circumstances have occurred, justifying a modification suit.
Note: This is actually required for a modification to be granted by the court. The other party can then argue that this change in circumstances justifies other adjustments that they want, as well.