Main Menu Practice Areas
Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C.
888-268-7997 / 214-385-4562

Texas attorney helps modify child custody agreements

Life is seldom without complications. Even when divorced parents have come to an agreement regarding child custody, for example, life often steps in with changes that force modifications to an existing agreement. Life changes that force one parent to move, for example, can be especially tricky. Fortunately, the law firm Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C. can help parents relocating into or out of Texas understand state law and pursue the best interests of their child.

Some child custody agreements stipulate that the parent with primary custody must live in a stipulated geographic area. If that parent wants a judge to modify those restrictions, he or she must prove that such action will be in the best interests of the child. While some disagreements regarding parental relocation can be settled through mediation, a judge must still be convinced that the agreement is best for the child.

There are other possible arrangements in the event of a parental relocation beyond a judge ruling that a child can not be moved out of a geographic area. The parents could restructure visitation so that the non-moving parent can still spend the same amount of time with the child. Another option allows the parent who is not moving to assume more custodial responsibility.

The decision to move is, in itself, a major one. When children of divorce are involved, such decisions become even more complicated. Fortunately, if you are considering seeking a child custody modification in order to relocate, our attorney can help you fully understand Texas laws regarding relocation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information