Modification and Enforcement Actions in Carrollton
Adjusting to Life’s Changes
Life happens and situations change. After there has been a significant change in circumstance from when child support, custody or visitation were originally ordered, those orders need to be changed accordingly to reflect the current situation.
At the law office of Malik & Associates, PLLC, our attorneys have experience in all areas of family law. We can guide you through the process of child support, spousal support, visitation and custody, as well as support you through the modification process. We work with you to make sure prior support amounts are still appropriate, or whether a modification needs to occur. With us on your side, you can rest assured that your new custody and visitation arrangements will protect the best interests of your children.
Call the team at Malik & Associates, PLLC today at (214) 881-2100 for a consultation.
When Are Modifications Necessary?
Modifications are necessary from time to time when there are significant changes in a parent's life. These changes may be substantial enough to warrant modifications to an existing court order.
Significant changes may include:
- Financial Changes: A drastic pay raise or cut, work demotion, or a lay-off, which may lead to an increase or reduction in child support payments.
- Physical Location: If one parent is relocating out of state or the country, a change in the visitation agreement is necessary.
- Living Situation: If one parent lives with a new partner, creating an unhealthy living situation, a modification in custody or visitation may be appropriate.
When a divorce happens or paternity is established, court orders are put in place to ensure the parties receive the appropriate financial support or time with their children. When one party fails to meet these obligations, the other party can pursue an enforcement action. An enforcement action is a legal avenue through the courts to enforce a prior court order for support, custody, or visitation, and essentially make the negligent party follow through on his or her legal responsibilities.
Have Questions About Modifying or Enforcing A Court Order?
The family lawyers at Malik & Associates, PLLC will work with parents to protect the best interests of their children should circumstances change. If the established legal father to your children or your ex-spouse has failed to follow through on support payments or custody obligations, we will work with you through an enforcement action. We can help you understand your modification and enforcement options during times of change.
Our Family Law Attorneys Can Help
If you need high quality legal services, give Malik & Associates, PLLC, a call at (214) 881-2100 to schedule your consultation today. You deserve the right to be represented and receive counsel by a competent team who is on your side and will fight for you and your family.