A parent may want to modify a custody order in Texas for several reasons, such as:
- Relocation: One parent may need to move out of the state or a considerable distance away from the child’s current residence. This could make it difficult to follow the existing custody arrangement, and a modification may be necessary.
- Changes in the child’s needs: The needs of a child may change as they grow older, and the existing custody arrangement may no longer be in their best interest. For instance, a child may require special medical attention, or their school schedule may change.
- Safety concerns: If one parent has concerns about the safety and well-being of the child with the current custody arrangement, they may seek a modification. This could be due to the other parent’s substance abuse, neglect, or involvement in illegal activities.
- Parental agreement: Sometimes, both parents may agree that a modification is necessary to better suit the child’s needs, such as changes to the visitation schedule.
In all cases, the modification of a custody order must be in the best interest of the child, and the court will make its decision accordingly.