Modification Of Child Custody
Modification Of Child Custody Has Special Requirements
If you are interested in modifying your child custody, it is important to know that there is a one year provision that requires you MUST be able to prove a significant impairment to the safety, health, or welfare of the child. After a year has passed, you MUST prove that that your set of circumstances have changed, and it would be in the best interests of the children for the custody to be modified.
Courts are hesitant when modifying custody orders, especially without good evidence of it being necessary. Often, you will need to have mental health experts, psychologists, and other witnesses testify that it is beneficial for the child.
Once a child reaches a more mature age in Texas, he or she may, upon a proper motion filed with the court, be able to confer with the judge in chambers, to express their desires and opinions about custody. The court ultimately will decide what is in the best interest of the child.
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