Texas Family Law Services for People Throughout the Fort Worth Metro Area
Texas family law courts do not intend to set custody, visitation and child support judgments that will leave parents fighting over the lives of their children. Judges and child welfare services know that circumstances change in people's lives. Kids grow older. Jobs change. People become sick. If your original court order about parenting rights or child support is no longer realistic for your circumstances, don't continue to fight with your ex-spouse or the other parent of your child. You can pursue a petition to modify your order to meet your needs.
At the Bob Leonard Law Group, P.L.L.C., in Fort Worth, Texas, we think the courts are here to make sure people are treated fairly under the law. We will work with you to draft a petition for a modification that makes sense. Whenever possible, we look for a way to negotiate a fair deal, but we also know that some parties can stubbornly refuse to make a change, even when it might benefit their child.
Successful Negotiations Must Be Backed by a Willingness to Go to Trial
We are skilled litigators who have had a lot of success helping people get their original divorce judgment modified. The truth is, very few modification cases actually progress to trial. Family law judges will expect you to do everything possible to find a common-sense solution. We are excellent negotiators and mediation professionals, but we don't back down from a fight in a trial, if it is in the best interest of you or your child.
Most family law firms don't have courtroom experience involving a full-blown trial. When we prepare a case for a negotiated settlement, the opposing lawyer knows that we are ready to take the case to a judge and jury, if he or she doesn't come prepared to talk about a fair deal.
What Does It Take to Modify Your Original Court Order?
Modifications are not as easy to obtain as the original order. Before you can even present your case to ask for a change, you must prove to the court that there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances. The court will always look at what is in the best interest of your child.
Stop Fighting Over Enforcement of Court Orders That Don't Work for Your Family
You know that your children don't deserve to be caught up in the emotional battles that are left over from your divorce or child custody hearing. Before you get into one more argument about your current divorce settlement, it makes sense to talk to someone on our team. Let us help you use the courts to protect your rights and help you get a fair outcome. We can help you vigorously fight for the modification that will benefit your family. We can help you create enforceable, workable orders.
Our service area includes communities throughout the following North Texas counties:
Tarrant County · Denton County · Parker County · Hood County · Ellis County · Johnson County · Wise County
From offices in Fort Worth, our lawyers provide legal advice and representation for clients in communities such as Arlington, Grapevine, Colleyville, Irving, North Richland Hills and Saginaw, Texas. Call us at 817-336-8500 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a consultation with an experienced Fort Worth modification of child support attorney today.