San Antonio’s Lawyer Helping Families Deal with Post-divorce Modification
A child custody and support modification lawyer in Texas can help
Things change. That’s a fact of life. Responding and accommodating changes that affect your family and you is one of the most important tasks that the Law Office of Bill Baskette can assist you with. With my personal service and professional knowledge, I can help you with post-divorce modifications, including child custody, spousal support, child support and relocation.
We have a judgment/agreement/order — why go back to court?
Any modification to a divorce settlement requires official recognition by the court. The parties can’t just change things willy-nilly. With more than 30 years of experience, including private practice and nine years as a judge in Texas, I understand how important this is, especially as your children grow up and you and your ex-spouse start new lives, and I help you work through the process.
Sometimes parents who have a good relationship, even after divorce, get cozy with informal changes to their support or custody arrangements without letting the court know. This can have huge consequences if tempers flare or the relationship sours, leading to legal action to punish the other parent for violations that were informally agreed to. When I work with you, I take the steps to ensure that your spousal support, relocation, child support and child custody modifications are finalized with the court.
Directions for modifications from an experienced divorce modification lawyer
Remember, the court always considers the best interests for the child first. Even if you agree with your former spouse before heading into court, you still need to assure the court that it is good for the child or children as well. Whether you’re amending a divorce decree or trying to alter a child custody determination, I work with you to show the documents and records that the court requires.
From the Law Office of Bill Baskette in San Antonio, I’ve often worked with clients like you who want to change child visitation or custody modifications. Typically, child custody modifications are done to change the primary parent, modify visitation rights, manage relocation concerns or address a harmful relationship to the child. It’s always wise to work with an experienced child custody lawyer in these cases. Spousal and child support modifications almost always take place when income changes or a remarriage occurs for either parent — if one parent goes from making $50,000 to making $100,000, this could mean a huge change that a sophisticated post-divorce attorney can help with.
Modifications done by a lawyer with your best interests in mind
As your lawyer and as an attorney with over 30 years of experience — including 9 years as a judge — I understand what the court wants, how it wants it and what it takes to make a convincing case. I perform all the work on my cases and do not use paralegals or assistants to prepare cases, which means you always know what I know and never have to worry about information getting lost in the shuffle. Call the Law Offices of Bill Baskette for a compassionate initial consultation regarding your case. Contact me today with a free email inquiry about how I can represent you, or call my office at 210.930.1200.
My office is downtown, directly across from the Bexar County Courthouse, with plenty of street and lot parking within two blocks. I offer weekend and evening hours by appointment.