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Post-Divorce Modifications

Post-Divorce Modifications Divorces are final, but sometimes, it becomes necessary to modify the original terms of a divorce. Whether it’s child custody issues or financial changes, modifications are often a part of a divorce that’s long since been settled. Nothing in life is permanent, and when it comes to our families and livelihood, we shouldn’t be anchored to agreements that no longer serve a purpose. Did you know that in 1960, there were just 300,000 single father households in the U.S? Today, there are more than 2.5 million single fathers who are raising their children. It’s a nine-fold increase that’s growing each year. A recent Pew Research study reveals, “The public believes that a father’s greatest role is to provide values to his children, followed by emotional support, discipline and income support.”

Texas allows for these changes, especially when it comes to children. What worked a year ago or five years ago may no longer be feasible today. The fact that more fathers are given full custody of their minor children is a perfect example of how fluid a divorce decree can be – and how society shifts its views on parenthood.

In recent years, we’ve seen how quickly a national economic crisis trickles down to affect families. While one spouse might have been earning an impressive salary when the terms of his divorce and child custody agreements were being worked out, today, he may be earning significantly less. It could be that a former spouse accepted a position in another country and the children wish to remain in their hometown. This opens the door for the non-custodial parent to seek a custodial modification. Whatever the reasons, your first best step should always be to contact an experienced Texas divorce and custody attorney. It’s too important to not have the benefit of his legal guidance. After all, it’s our children’s future at stake.

I and my staff have worked many contested modifications with successful outcomes. The courts want to know that any changes are in the best interest of the child(ren), which is something every parent wants. Often, though, one parent is not in a position to provide the best environment for the children. This is when a modification should take place.

My extensive experience in handling post-divorce and post-decree modifications has resulted in a better quality of life for children and their parents. And when it comes right down to it, isn’t well-adjusted, bright and happy children something we all want for our little ones? Contact my office today if you feel a modification to your divorce or child custody agreement could best benefit you and your children. My staff and I stand ready to provide that guidance.

Client Reviews
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Knowledgeable, respectful and great! Renee Moore
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Jon, once again – Great job! I can’t begin to express how grateful I am for your overall knowledge of the law and your impressive trial skills. Simply outstanding! It may have been just another day at the office for you, but you’ve made a huge positive impact on my life and more importantly on my son’s life. Thanks again. Anonymous
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My experience as Jon’s client was stellar and I can’t imagine having gone through everything the last few years without him going to bat for me. My case was a high conflict child custody modification. Jon is incredibly knowledgeable and he expertly applied this knowledge to my case. He has a very confident, commanding presence in the courtroom and his loyalty to the success of me and my case was clear in his actions. Our outcome was better than I expected and I am happy with the results. He and his staff are diligent, skilled and worth every cent. If you need assertive, sharp, highly skilled representation, then I absolutely recommend Jon. Anonymous
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A most genuine ‘Thank You’ from me and my family. (I am) very fortunate that I found you in 2006 to represent me in battling The Devil in Divorce-Custody #1. It’s no secret that I hold you in high regard and probably place unfair expectations on your back to carry into battle with me. Just know that there is no one I trust more than you when it comes to guiding/representing/fighting for me and my family. You earned my respect and trust nine years ago now. I already know the quality of man I walk into the courtroom with. And that provides me a level of confidence which cannot be replaced. I’m loyal to a fault, my friend. The quality of your work and your office staff’s support and responsiveness have all been top notch in dealing with me and my family’s legal issues... Anonymous