Beaumont Divorce Lawyer Texas Enforcement and Modification Attorney
Failure to Meet the Terms of a Divorce can have Serious Consequences
Issues surrounding child support and custody linger beyond the divorce proceedings. An experienced modification and enforcement attorney will assist you in issues that arise post-divorce.
It is a reasonable assumption that after a divorce is finalized and the issues of child support, child custody and visitation, and alimony have been settled, that things would run smoothly according to the legal orders. However, this is sometimes not the case and actions for modifying or enforcing these orders are needed. Sometimes other avenues are needed to compel a former spouse to comply with court decrees. Sometimes an order needs to be modified to make it possible for a spouse to comply with court decrees. At Suzanne Schaper Law Firm, we understand that failure to meet the terms of a divorce can have serious and unwanted consequences.
Enforcement of Child Support and Alimony, Child Custody and Visitation
When one parent is not complying with the court's order for child support, child custody and visitation, or alimony, the other parent may ask the court to enforce the existing orders. The remedies for refusal to comply with a prior court order include jail time and interest on the money not paid. In addition, failure to pay child support may result in wage garnishment, liens, and other enforcement mechanisms. Parents who are not able to meet their child support obligations may ask the court to modify those obligations in order to avoid the consequences of an enforcement hearing. Suzanne Schaper is experienced in handling both sides of the enforcement issue. We represent clients who have not received payment of child support or alimony or been denied child custody and visitation, and alimony, as well as clients who have allegedly not complied with those orders.
Modification of Child Support, Child Custody and Visitation, and Alimony
An order for child support can be modified anytime there is a "material change in circumstances" from the time that the existing child support order was signed. A material change in circumstances could be the result of changes in the parent's financial situation, such as a difference in the amount of income earned, loss of employment, inheritance, or a change in the amount of time spent with the child. The material change can also be the result of changes in the child's life, such as medical or educational needs. A significant change of circumstances may permit a former spouse to ask the court to increase or decrease alimony, or terminate alimony. These changes include disability, illness, increase or decrease in income, job loss, retirement, or changes in living expenses and needs. Suzanne Schaper has successfully modified existing orders for child support, child custody and visitation, and alimony. On the other side, she has also successfully defended the modification of existing orders in these areas.
They will listen about what you have to say
- Bobby Cunningham. 10/13/2019
Suzanne was so amazingly compassionate and truely cared about me as a person, not as a client. I highly recommend her.
- Brooke Franklin. 6/31/2019
Very patient and informative. She sat with me for a good while explaining the process I was about to go through while helping me see angles I had not yet thought of. Very professional and understanding of my situation. She clearly knows what she is doing and that gives comfort through this process.
- Ivory gilcher. 6/27/2018
It's a shame 5 stars is all I can rate Suzanne's office! Suzanne's entire staff really seemed like they cared about what I was going through, I was not just another phone call or box on the shelf when I requested their services. Anytime I went in or called, i was greeted promptly with a smile i could see and hear. Suzanne and her staff give their clients their complete, undivided attention during the entire process... I've never experienced the level of compassion and understanding anywhere like I did while being advised by Suzanne Schaper Law Firm! I hope I'm never in this situation again, but if that time ever comes, you can bet they be my only phone call.
- Cody Goins. 6/27/2018
Mrs. Shaper is a very respectful divorce Lawyer. She handled my case with top priority. Her paralegal team was very approachable and easy to talk to about the details of my divorce. I can honestly say without a doubt that getting a divorce is highly stressful. I think it is key that you hire a lawyer that can be attentive to your best interest. Mrs. Shaper is that person that can be by your side when you are going through a tough situation, such as a divorce. I would use her again if I need too.
- Joseph . 2/8/2018
Ms. Schaper represented me in my divorce and has handled several other family law matters for me since my divorce. Her legal advice, guidance, and professionalism proved to be invaluable. My divorce involved some complicated legal issues that required an in-depth understanding of complex legal issues, and Ms. Schaper not only recognized those complexities, but she was clearly prepared to tackle those issues and fight to resolve them in my favor in the face of vigorous opposition from my ex’s camp. I found Ms. Schaper’s office personnel to be responsive to my calls and questions, and Ms. Schaper never failed to clearly explain all the proceedings to me and prepare me for what to expect. She and her staff always displayed the utmost professionalism and legal knowledge and experience. I have since referred all of my family and friends who are seeking a top-quality family law attorney to Ms. Schaper and have heard nothing but rave reviews from them regarding her legal expertise and representation.
- Angela Allen. 0/19/2018
This woman was wonderful! I found her and her father to be very kind and professional. Personally, I think it's a bonus to have a retired state district judge be a member of my legal team. I casually read through the other review from a year ago. I think the EX-SPOUSE of one her clients giving her one star and disliking her is actually a compliment and why I chose to use her in the first place (thank you vengeful person, you ran a very effective advertisement for her)! The last thing I want is my attorney buddying up to my ex. Suzanne was there to represent me and my interest. Not my EX!