Motion to Modify Custody in Texas - The Barrera Law Firm

Nov 2, 2021
Divorce Law


Welcome to The Barrera Law Firm, led by renowned attorney James D Jones. We specialize in family law cases, including custody modifications in Texas. If you need to modify an existing custody arrangement, whether due to changes in circumstances or the child's best interests, our team of experienced lawyers is here to guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights as a parent.

Understanding Custody Modification in Texas

Modifying a custody agreement can be a complex legal process, but with the right knowledge and representation, it is possible to achieve a favorable outcome. In Texas, the court's primary focus is always the best interests of the child involved. To successfully modify custody arrangements, you must demonstrate a significant change in circumstances or prove that the current arrangement is no longer suitable for the child.

The Motion to Modify Custody

To begin the process of modifying custody in Texas, you will need to file a motion with the appropriate court. The motion should outline the reasons for seeking the modification and provide supporting evidence to establish a change in circumstances or the child's best interests. A skilled attorney from The Barrera Law Firm can help you draft a comprehensive and persuasive motion to present to the court.

The Legal Requirements

When filing a motion to modify custody, it is crucial to meet certain legal requirements. These requirements may vary depending on the specific circumstances and the court where the case is being heard. Some common legal requirements for custody modification in Texas include:

  • Substantial Change in Circumstances: You must demonstrate that there has been a significant change in circumstances since the original custody order was issued. This can include instances such as a parent's relocation, substance abuse problems, or a change in the child's needs.
  • Child's Best Interests: The court always prioritizes the child's best interests when making custody decisions. It is essential to show that modifying the custody arrangement will better serve the child's emotional, physical, and overall well-being.
  • Prior Notice: In most cases, you must provide prior notice to the other parent before filing a motion to modify custody. This ensures that both parties have an opportunity to respond and present their arguments to the court.
  • Evidence: To support your motion, you will need to gather relevant evidence. This can include documents, witness testimonies, expert opinions, and other materials that substantiate your claims for custody modification.

Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm

When it comes to navigating the complexities of custody modification in Texas, having the right legal representation is crucial. At The Barrera Law Firm, we have a deep understanding of Texas family law and extensive experience in handling custody modification cases. Here's why our clients choose us:

  • Expertise: Attorney James D Jones and our team of skilled lawyers specialize in family law matters, ensuring you receive the highest level of expertise and knowledge in your case.
  • Personalized Approach: We understand that every custody modification case is unique. We take the time to listen to your concerns, analyze the specific details of your situation, and tailor our legal strategies accordingly.
  • Strategic Advocacy: Our attorneys are relentless advocates for our clients. We meticulously prepare every aspect of your case, build a strong argument, and skillfully present it in court to maximize your chances of success.
  • Compassionate Guidance: Going through a custody modification can be emotionally challenging. We provide compassionate guidance and support, keeping you informed at every step and reassuring you during this difficult process.

Contact The Barrera Law Firm for Expert Guidance

If you are considering a motion to modify custody in Texas, contact The Barrera Law Firm today. Our dedicated team is committed to protecting your parental rights and securing the best possible outcome for you and your child. Don't navigate the legal complexities alone - let our experienced attorneys guide you to a successful resolution. Schedule a consultation now.

David Isaac
Great information, very helpful!
Nov 11, 2023
Tara Bowser
Thanks for sharing.
Oct 16, 2023
Abigail Gaston
Interesting and informative.
Oct 4, 2023