Modification of Custody and Support Lawyers Stockbridge & Atlanta
When changes in life happen, we protect you and your family
Modifications are changes made to final divorce agreements or court orders relating to child custody and support when there has been a substantial change in circumstances for either of the former spouses or the children. These changes can be caused by:
- The loss of job or promotion
- Relocation out of the state
- Illness or unexpected medical expenses
Our domestic relations attorneys at Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. can evaluate your case and advise you on whether, and to what extent, your prior order can or should be modified. We can also help you request or defend a modification.
Georgia law allows a party to modify an existing custody or support order if there is a substantial change in circumstances. Although a division of property is not modifiable, alimony and child support may be modified, upward or downward, provided there has been a substantial change in income and financial status of either party or in the needs of the children. Once this threshold requirement is met, the payor’s alimony or child support obligation may be reconsidered under the appropriate standards. We can protect your interests.
Custody may also be modified subject to a threshold showing that there has been a material change of condition substantially affecting the interests and welfare of the child and that the proposed change is in the best interest of the child. A parent can also modify a parenting plan by showing that the proposed change is in the best interest of the child. This can be done regardless of whether there has been a material change of condition that substantially affects the interests and welfare of the child.
Effective Georgia family lawyers assisting with custody or support modifications
When changes happen in your life and you need to make modifications to an existing court order or divorce decree, call Stockbridge & Atlanta family law and divorce lawyers at Meadows, Macie & Sutton, P.C. at 770-450-1921 or contact our firm online to schedule an appointment.