Proven League City Divorce Lawyer For Modifications

Attorney E. A. "Trey" Apffel III has over 30 years of experience representing clients in modification proceedings throughout the Texas Gulf Coast. From Galveston to Houston, Trey Apffel is widely known for resolving family law issues right the first time and ensuring that modified agreements are always finalized in his clients' best interests.

Trey Apffel is a board-certified civil trial lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. At Apffel Law Firm in League City, we have all the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to help you either win or defend against a divorce agreement modification, but there is still no guarantee of success. If you need to file a motion for modification or contest a motion, you need an experienced attorney to guide you and represent you in the process. A modification will have significant effects on your future.

What Is A Substantial Change Of Circumstance?

For a modification of orders to be successful, the plaintiff must prove that a substantial change of circumstances has or will occur in the near future. The burden of proof is high — a point that cannot be stressed enough.

Changes in circumstances may include:

  • Job loss
  • Income change
  • Work schedule change
  • Child's school or activity schedule change
  • Health condition change
  • Serious problems or dangerous conditions in the parent's house with primary custody
  • Change in preference of whose home an older child wishes to reside
  • Parental relocation

Changes can affect a parent's ability to pay child support or spousal support, thus requesting modification. A visitation schedule or custody modification might be necessary if work schedules, school schedules or conditions in the primary custodian's home change. Property division agreements are generally only modifiable if hidden assets are discovered.

In some cases, changes can be made outside of the court process if you and your former spouse can come to a mediated or negotiated agreement. However, the court will still have to approve the modification, so making such legally binding changes should still be done with the help of an experienced attorney.

Discuss Your Case With Attorney Trey Apffel

Contact our office at 281-724-4701 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an accomplished League City divorce modification attorney who takes the time necessary to fully understand your unique case.