Post-Divorce Modifications Serving Collin County

Family Law Services For McKinney, Plano, Frisco And Surrounding Areas Since 1987

Parenting plans establish concrete guidelines for family interactions following divorce or parental separation. However, as years go by, your family's needs or routines may change. Changed circumstances may permit or require changes to custody, visitation or support.

Before you decide to modify your parenting plan or seek a support modification, speak to an experienced family law attorney. Diana Porter is Board Certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has extensive experience modifying child-related orders in Collin County, Texas.

Modifying Custody Orders

When appropriate, parenting plans may be modified to accommodate changed circumstances. A parent might neglect his or her duty to care for a child, or a child might simply desire more time with a parent. A common misconception in this area is that when a child reaches a certain age, the child may choose where he or she lives, but that is not the law in Texas. Courts value consistency in the lives of children and not all changes will support a modification.

Diana Porter has represented family law clients in Collin County since 1987. She can help you determine whether modification is likely or possible given your unique circumstances.

Support Modifications

One of the most common post-divorce issues is the modification of court-ordered child support. Support orders may be modified when there has been a change in the family's circumstances since the original order was established. Such circumstances include increases or decreases in the income of the parent responsible for paying child support, changes in visitation and custody arrangements, or when the needs of the child change.

If you are paying or receiving child support and considering seeking modification of your child support order, Diana Porter can evaluate your case and discuss your options.

Representation Tailored To Your Family's Needs

If you have questions about whether you may qualify for a post-divorce modification, contact McKinney lawyer Diana L. Porter by calling (972) 562-0038 or by email. Because each case is unique, it requires a unique and tailored approach. Ms. Porter will review your situation with you and provide forthright counsel regarding your options.