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Modifying Child Custody

Child custody modification, or visitation modification can be necessary following a divorce. The lives of the parents and children involved will inevitably change. It often becomes necessary to modify a child custody arrangement to fit the current lifestyles of the parties involved. However, modifying child custody is not an easy process, especially if it was a complex divorce case.

If you are looking to modify your current child custody/visitation plan, you should speak to an attorney about the specifics of your situation. If you have experienced a significant change in circumstances that necessitates a change to your child custody arrangement, there are specific legal steps that you must take. Contact our family law attorneys today if you would like to understand modification of visitation orders.

When Can Visitation Be Modified?

Texas family courts consider each custody/visitation modification case on its own merits. However, it is necessary to show that a significant change in circumstances has occurred that makes the current arrangement inappropriate or unworkable.

Some common reasons individuals seek a child visitation modification include:

  • Relocation
  • Remarriage
  • Change in work schedule
  • Change in ability to provide child care
  • Change in the child’s needs
  • Changes in health

When you come to our law office for a free initial consultation, we will discuss the specifics of your situation and help you determine your legal options. It is important to remember that Texas family courts always consider the best interests of the child involved in any applicable legal matters.

Contact a Custody Modification Lawyer

Contact one of our family law lawyers to discuss your questions and concerns about modifying your current child custody/parenting plan. We have two offices for your convenience, Fort Worth (817) 755-1852, Arlington / Mansfield (817) 799-7125.


  • Great Lawyer in court and out

    Had a tough interstate custody case with my ex. Mike was awesome and made sure my kid end up here with me where he belonged. Highly recommend.


  • E. Jenkins

    In the summer of 2013 I found myself visiting multiple legal firms in the FTW area. I was searching for the perfect person and firm to represent me. I was filing for custody of my very young daughter. When I met Melissa Swan, I knew that my search was over. She immediately had a game plan and made me feel very secure. Anytime I had a question, Priscilla and Jason made sure that it was answered in a timely manner. We spent less than a year, and after it was all said and done, I have primary custody of my daughter. I would say hiring Ms. Swan and Schneider Law Firm was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made.

    E. Jenkins
  • B. Davis

    In 2012 I found myself looking for a lawyer. I found Schneider Law Firm. I went in for my consultation, and then met with Melissa Swan. Melissa is very understanding and handled my case with care.

    B. Davis
  • R. Carson

    My lawyer was Alison Porterfield she was the best thing that could have ever happened to my family during our custody battle. She was so proficient and caring.

    R. Carson
  • A. Hoover

    Absolutely the best law firm around when it comes to Family Law. I first came into contact with Melissa Swan in 2013 and I only wish our paths would have crossed way before. Melissa is outstanding and has been a total lifesaver for my daughter and myself. She, along with Priscilla and Laurie have gone above and beyond. I would highly recommend Melissa Swan.

    A. Hoover
  • K. Whitworth

    Bria Wallace represented me in a family case. I would and have recommended her to many friends who were or have been in the same situation as I was. She is very professional and honest. She helped me get the most precious thing back to me. Thank you Bria.

    K. Whitworth
  • N. Dood

    Melissa Swan was absolutely brilliant at handling a family law appeal judgement for me. Appeals in family court are VERY difficult, but she cared enough to really dig deep and make a bullet-proof appeal case and WINNING! Would highly recommend.

    N. Dood
  • K. Holloway

    Melissa swan did great ! Won our child custody case hands down. Rough start finding right attorneys but finished strong .Also won our child support case too ,in same case.

    K. Holloway
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