Have your familial circumstances changed? If so, you may be eligible for a child custody, child visitation, or child support modification. At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, our top-rated Sugar Land modification lawyers fight aggressively to protect the rights of our clients. Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, our lead attorney Mary Ramos has dedicated her entire career to practicing family law.
Our team is made up of the top talent and we invest heavily in advanced family law training. You deserve fully personalized, effective legal representation. If you have questions about a child custody modification, a child support modification, or spousal support modification, we are here to help. For a fully private consultation, please reach out to our Sugar Land law office today.
We Handle a Full Range of Family Law Modifications
Child Custody & Visitation Modifications
Life changes—a child custody or visitation arrangement that previously worked well for you and your family may simply no longer be workable or desirable. Until a child becomes an adult, a custody or visitation order is always subject to modification. When there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances, a parent has the right to file a petition to modify a child custody or child visitation order. At the Ramos Law Group, LLC, our Sugar Land child custody modification attorneys have the skills and experience needed to protect your legal rights and parental interests.
Child Support Modifications
A child support obligation may also be subject to modification. In most cases, child support obligations are modified because of a substantial change in a parent’s financial circumstances. Under Texas law, a party can only obtain an increase or decrease in child support payments if three years have past or there has been a documented change in income, whether that change is an increase or a decrease, it can affect the amount of child support to be paid. Our Sugar Land, TX family lawyers have experience representing both fathers and mothers in child support modification cases.
Spousal Maintenance Modifications
Similar to child support, ongoing spousal maintenance (alimony) may be modified in certain circumstances. To be clear, it is sometimes more difficult for parties to get spousal support modified than it is to get child custody or child support modified—you must be able to present strong and compelling evidence that circumstances have changed to make the initial spousal support award unjust and inappropriate. To get help with your spousal maintenance modification claim, please contact our Sugar Land law office right away.
Know The Standard: Prove a Material and Substantial Change Circumstances
Under Texas law (Texas Family Code § 156.001), a court that maintains legal jurisdiction over an ongoing matter has the authority to modify an order. It is important to emphasize the fact that Texas courts are not interested in litigating the same issues over and over again. Seeking a modification of a custody, visitation, or support order is not the same thing as appealing an adverse decision.
In order to get a family law modification, you must be able to prove a material and substantial change in circumstances. The party who is seeking a modification has the burden of demonstrating to the court that the previous order is no longer applicable, effective, or fair because something has changed that was not known or anticipated at the time that the order was entered. As an example, a visitation arrangement may no longer work because one or both of the parents moved to a new location.
How to Get a Modification that Works for You and Your Family
Beyond proving the existence of a material and substantial change in circumstances, a party moving for a modification must also be ready to demonstrate that their proposed change is appropriate. The more evidence that you have to justify a proposed modification, the better off you will be. All successful modification claims are built on a reliable foundation of evidence. If you are considering seeking a custody or support modification in Southeast Texas, speak to an experienced Sugar Land family lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact Our Sugar Land, TX Modifications Attorney Today
At the Ramos Law Group, PLLC, our Texas attorneys have the skills, experience, and training to handle the full range of family modification issues. If you have questions or concerns about modifications, we are ready to help. To schedule a confidential consultation, please contact us today.
From our office in Sugar Land, we serve communities throughout Fort Bend County, including Richmond, Meadows Place, Needville, and Rosenburg.
Our Client Testimonials
The decision to end my 25-year marriage was not an easy one, but hiring the Ramos Law Group was. From the initial consultation to the execution of the Divorce Decree everyone at the firm displayed the utmost professionalism and I was treated as if I was their only client. My attorney Lindsey, always provided precise legal guidance, was usually one step ahead of the opposing counsel, and had a superb understanding of how things would play out in the court room. Additionally, whenever my case needed a little extra horsepower, Mary provided that "surge" to keep things on track.
"Ms. Ramos and her entire staff worked with professionalism and compassion to guide me through the most difficult time of my life and to an outcome that was best for my family and myself. Ramos Law is incredible and I highly, highly recommend their services."
"I was recommended to see Mary Ramos for my on coming custody case,it was the best thing I could've done honestly.The Ramos law group was quick with emailed responses and telephone calls,informative with ANY questions I had and they also took action with what they thought would work,which it did,I had money troubles and they were still willing to help they sent me with a younger lawyer Lindsey Lewis to help save some money and she was the best!She knew what she was doing and Mary was still on my case to make sure things went smoothly and to catch any details Lindsey and I might have missed.All in all I am a very satisfied client and if I ever needed a family lawyer again I would come back.My case was won as I received primary for my daughter which is exactly what I asked for.If you're willing to listen to what they have to say and follow their guidance they're definitely worth hiring.I thought I wanted sole custody for my daughter and they explained that wasn't in the best interest for her and honestly they were right,they speak to you on a professional level and also a real level of how things are actually going to work and what could happen if you take a certain action.They definitely care about their clients and make their own bond with you,you're not just money in their pockets you turn into family. "
"I received excellent advice and representation from Ms. Lindsey Lewis. She kept me updated at every step of the process, and I never felt as if my case was set aside. I would hire The Ramos Law Group in the future. "
"I started my divorce with a lawyer who was not very responsive. My divorce case was complicated and needed more laborious scrutiny. Since the case was not moving forward I had to switch lawyers. Made the switch to Ramos Law group. Since the very first day Mary and her team have been very efficient and meticulous. Since the case was complicated the team had to go through myriads of pages in discovery. I was pleased with the legal team that helped us handle the paperwork in a very timely manner. All my questions were answered very promptly. The relay of information was easy with their software system. We finally had a law firm that we could trust. My divorce was finalized and I only have Mary and her team to thank for going through a difficult divorce. I would highly recommend the Ramos law group for their help and support for getting my life back on track. "