A divorce decree is a contract between two people, enforceable by the court.

It is based on the conditions at the time of divorce and addresses foreseeable future events.

When the unforeseen happens, parties have the option of going back to court for reasons such as

My approach in enforcements and modifications is to first determine representation. If it is ethical for me to proceed, I will.

My next steps are to:

From there, it can be fairly straightforward to determine the law that applied at the time the decree was entered, as well as any changes in statutes or new case law that have occurred since then. An important consideration for many custodial parents is the recent changes in Texas law improving child support collection.

Modifications and enforcements are almost always adversarial; collaborative law processes seldom apply. However, the number of issues is limited, in comparison to the initial decree, typically resulting in faster and less costly proceedings.

Please contact me to discuss the specifics of your case.

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I understand that divorce is both a legal and personal process.

My job is to manage the legal process to protect and extend my client's interests- allowing them the room to address the personal issues.


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