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Modifying a Family Law RulingIt is not uncommon for parties within a divorce agreement to seek modifications or changes to the agreement. As time progresses, you or your partner may remarry, begin a new relationship, or start a new family. Such changes may require you to revisit the court and when you do, you need to bring legal counsel with you protect your interest.

At Shelander Law Offices, our Beaumont divorce lawyers can provide you with legal representation in modification cases involving:

To speak with our Beaumont modifications lawyer, call us at (409) 204-0895 or contact us online today.

How Do I Change Child Support?

Child support may be modified by the court at any given time. While the primary reason for this modification is often tied to a change in income of one parent, it can also be triggered by a change in the child’s residence or if the child decides to live primarily with the other parent.

If your child has specialized needs that require medical care or therapy, such expenses may be used as a catalyst to modify your agreement as well.

Can Child Support Be Modified?

One of the most common modification cases we see are changes to a custody agreement. These cases can be complex and emotionally draining if you do not have an experienced legal team behind you.

Grounds for modifying a custody agreement include:

  • Inability to provide a stable environment
  • Signs of mental illness or excessive drug use
  • Evidence of physical or sexual abuse or neglect

You may also request to relocate your children with a move-away request, yet you must first obtain the court’s permission for this modification.

We Work To Protect Your Best Interests

The divorce modification lawyers at the Shelander Law Offices in Beaumont understand how important it is to provide you with legal representation you can trust. We have handled hundreds of modification cases and have the knowledge and experience your case needs. Modification issues can be emotionally taxing, which is why we are here to guide you through the process and provide you with the care and compassion that you deserve.

For more information, contact us at (409) 204-0895 to set up a consultation!

Our Attorneys

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    Tara Shelander


    Tara Shelander offers a lot of energy, diligence, and motivation to serve you, as our client. Tara has a background in business and entrepreneurship. She has experience litigating cases involving business practices, contempt of court, child support, child custodydivorce, and criminal cases.

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    Mel W. Shelander


    Mel W. Shelander has practiced law at the same location for over 35 years, successfully handling thousands of different kinds of cases for clients throughout Texas. As a lawyer, he is intentionally not board-certified in any one area of practice because he does not want to narrow his practice to one specific area. Not only can he help in family law matters, but also personal injury, criminal defense, estate planning, business law, and landlord-tenant matters. As his client, you benefit from this ...
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    Colette Shelander


    Colette Shelander was born and raised in Beaumont. She is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2014 and she obtained a Master’s Degree of Criminal Justice at Lamar University. She then attended law school in Charleston, South Carolina and returned right back to her hometown after graduation. She has the energy and drive to fight hard to get you what you deserve. She has served as an EMT so she performs well under pressure, and she will show the same compassion for you as she did ...

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