Modifications of Custody

You Can Request Modifications of Custody and Support Orders

Unfortunately, divorce is not always the end of legal disputes for parents. Since a divorce decree or child support order is based on facts that are present at the time of a legal proceeding, any significant change of circumstances may make a previous court order seem inappropriate. Often, if parents divorce when their child is very young, it is difficult to foresee all of the possible changes that may take place over time.

When changes occur that significantly change the financial circumstances of the parties or threaten the best interests of a child, a modification may be an appropriate course of action. At the Vaught Law Firm in Austin, Texas, we represent clients in a broad range of modification proceedings, including:

Before you initiate legal proceedings to seek a modification of a divorce order, child support order or other family law order, it is critical you speak with an experienced family law attorney to make sure you receive sound legal advice.

Many Disputes Can Be Resolved Without Protracted Litigation

At the Vaught Law Firm, our mission is to find the most efficient and effective way to resolve disputes. Through a proactive and creative approach to dispute resolution, we have been able to help many clients resolve visitation, child support and other family law disputes quickly and decisively without protracted litigation.

Undoubtedly, there are cases in which agreement simply cannot be reached. When one parent wishes to move with children to another state or pursues a change of physical custody, the differences between the parties may be so significant that a contested hearing before a judge is necessary. In those cases where agreement is not possible, our clients enjoy the benefit of an experienced and skilled trial lawyer.

Our Team

Jimmy Vaught is Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has over 40 years of legal experience and has considerable experience in contested hearings, trials and appeals.

Jillian French primarily focuses on divorce but also tackles complex child custody, military divorce, and property matters. While the vast majority of family law cases are resolved via mediation or informal settlement agreements, Jillian is not afraid to fight for her clients in the courtroom.

Erin Leake brings years of experience in litigation and family law to work for her clients to resolve disputes in the best possible manner.


Meet the Team


Board-certified in family law and civil appellate law by the Texas Board of Specialization. Experienced in all aspects of family law, divorce, and appeals.


Board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Specialization. Experienced in all aspects of divorce and family law.


Board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Specialization. Experienced in all types of family law, military divorce, and mediation.

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