Child Custody and Child Support
After your divorce is finalized, circumstances may change and require a child custody or child support modification. This may be necessary if one parent wishes to relocate or experiences a change in income or earning capacity. No matter how minor or temporary the change, it is imperative that it is formalized in writing. Hiring legal representation is the best way to protect your child's best interests.
For nearly 40 years, Randy Michel of College Station, TX, has been helping families establish and modify agreements to ensure children are properly cared for. In many cases, he can guide parents through mediation to reach an amicable resolution. However, Mr. Michel can also prepare a compelling case if a hearing is necessary. It is his goal to establish the most advantageous living situation for all parties involved. If you have questions regarding your legal options, contact our firm today.
Mr. Michel conducts child custody or support modification cases with two overarching principles in mind:
- The best interest of the child must be the primary consideration.
- The resolution should allow for the most ideal co-parenting situation in the future.
By placing these concepts at the forefront when advising his clients, Mr. Michel is able to provide sound legal counsel that benefits your entire family.
Factors to Consider
If you wish to alter your child support or custody agreement, the success of your request will depend on a variety of factors.
When seeking to modify support, the court will take into account your:
- Job stability
- Custody arrangement
- Financial needs of the child
The court can then decide to approve or deny this modification based upon its findings.
In matters of child custody, the behavior of each parent is integral to the child's safety and quality of life. A parent who lives in squalor, or is actively neglectful of their child's basic needs, may not be considered qualified to provide proper care. Engaging in drug abuse, violence, or parental alienation can also impact the court's decision to alter an existing custody agreement.
Resolving modifications outside of court can prove to be both emotionally and financially beneficial for both parties. Mr. Michel believes that mediation should always be the first avenue of resolution as it can often yield the best possible outcome in the most civilized manner. Negotiating a customized agreement can allow both parties to have more control over the results.
For nearly 40 years, Mr. Michel has helped families establish and modify agreements to ensure their children are properly cared for.
If mediation is unsuccessful, Mr. Michel can also provide skilled representation in court. Having served as both a judge and attorney in family law cases, he can guide you through your hearing to help you garner approval for your request.
While preparing testimony is undeniably a very important aspect of preparing for your hearing, Mr. Michel does not underestimate the value of educating his clients on courtroom etiquette and presentation. By equipping his clients with the tools they need for success, he can help ensure they:
- Present a compelling argument
- Conduct themselves appropriately
- Feel confident in their end goals
Our legal team can help you collect evidence and organize your claim to ensure the proper arrangements are in place. Contact us online or by phone at (979) 764-2435 to schedule a consultation with attorney Randy Michel.
"Randy Michel is an honorable guy, who ensures you are well cared for and fully aware of all legal nuances, no matter what."Tad V.