Enforcement & Modification of Child Custody and/or Child Support After Judgment


It is often necessary to enforce or modify child custody orders and child support orders after the initial judment. From the time that a court issues an order in your case, the law expects that the conditions of the order will be followed. You have the right to be confident that you will receive the benefits contained in all official actions and court orders.

If your ex-spouse is not complying with the conditions of your divorce, child-custody, or child-support order, including visitation orders, and you are not receiving the benefits that you have been awarded, you are entitled to obtain those benefits. You have the right to enforcement of the judgment. You also have the right, within limits, to modify the terms of the original divorce decree, child-custody order, or child-support order with respect to property awards, child custody, visitation and support. You do not have the right to modify terms of the original decree regarding the division of property, although you do have the right to enforce the original property division. In some instances, the original decree is vague, ambiguous, or otherwise subject to multiple interpretations. In those instances, you have the right to request the Court to clarify the terms of the original decree.

San Antonio Lawyer J. Michael Clay represents clients in post-decree proceedings to ensure protection of their rights under the Texas Family Code. We have successfully filed many lawsuits on behalf of our clients for enforcement, and clarification of the terms and conditions of divorce decrees, child-custody orders, and child-suppport orders. We have obtained assistance for our clients for benefits stipulated in property division orders as well as money judgments.

To protect the rights of our clients and their children, we have filed and obtained modification and court-mandated enforcement of pre-existing child custody, child support and visitation orders. We have the proven experience to ensure that our clients receive the full benefits that the law allows. We will represent you from the initial filing of motions for modification, clarification, and enforcement, until the matter is finally resolved, whether through agreement, mediation, or litigation.

If you are not receiving the benefits that you have been awarded by court order, we can help. At the Law Office of J. Michael Clay, we will use our knowledge of the Texas legal system to help you receive all benefits that you have been awarded. Contact us and let us put our experience to work for you.

If you want to know more about family law in general, you are invited to consult the Texas Family Code which contains most of the laws which govern divorces and other family law matters in the State of Texas. Please be aware that the version of the Texas Family Code to which this hyperlink takes you is the most current version available online (2006), but is subject to legislative changes every two years (and sometimes even more often). Therefore, you should not take any action (or fail to take any action) based on the information you find in that version unless you have first received advice from an attorney of your choice and verified that the relevant section of the Texas Family Code is the most current.

Client Reviews

Mr. Clay exceeded my expectations. I was fighting for custody and child support with a bully of an ex. He was tough with the other lawyer and made sure that I was not taken advantage of. His knowledge and experience was very apparent. I highly recommend Mr. Clay to anyone needing legal aid.

K. Aleman

Absolute pro! If you need a Lawyer that truly understand law and can answer any question you present him with, Mr. Clay is your man! I am extremely happy to have him represent me! Picking a lawyer is like picking a real estate agent. So many, so it can be hard but let me tell you I am 100% happy...

P. Martinez

Mr Clay represented me during my divorce in 2011. He was absolutely incredible throughout the entire process. He is very reasonable and is hands down one of the best attorneys in San Antonio, Texas. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney!!!!!

B. Johnson

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