Helping You Modify Your Family Law Order

Family law court orders may be final, but certain terms can still be modified. If you have experienced a major life change such as a job loss, medical illness, or a situation that affects your ability to provide for your child or former spouse, you may be able to petition the court for a modification. Family law modifications can be incredibly complex, and in some cases, your former spouse may even contest your request for modifications. Work with our experienced Collin County divorce attorneys to help you navigate the process. We are prepared to fight for you in court using our decades of legal skills and knowledge.

Our team can help you modify court judgments regarding:

Modification Of Existing Child Support And Custody Arrangements

Whether both parents agree to the proposed modification or not, the changes must be made via a court order for them to be binding. Typical modifications include the amount of child support being paid and the amount of time each parent gets with their child. To begin the modification process, a Petition to Modify the Parent-Child Relationship must be filed by someone directly affected by the current order.

Reasons to petition for modification of an order in Texas can include:

  • Change in financial situation(s)
  • Change in family size/structure
  • Change in schooling/work schedules
  • Change of residence

A history of family violence or child abuse conviction also qualifies as a substantial change in circumstances that would justify the modification of an existing arrangement. If the petition for modification is contested — meaning the parents are not in agreement, the process is far more complicated. This is where a family law attorney with extensive trial experience becomes especially valuable.

Providing Professional Family Law Counsel

At Scroggins Family Law, our experience in the courtroom is just one of the many things that set us apart from other firms. We are board-certified in family law — which means we are experts at what we do. We've also been recognized by some of the most prestigious legal organizations for our professional excellence, including earning a 10.0 rating by Avvo, inclusion in the Super Lawyers list . With over 24 years of experience, we know what it takes to successfully petition for modification.

Give our Collin County modification lawyers a call at 214-469-3100 to schedule a case evaluation in our Dallas office.

Our Collin County modification lawyers represent clients throughout the area, including in Allen, McKinney, Flower Mound, Frisco, Plano, Lewisville and Highland Village.