Modification of Custody and Support

Georgia Law allows a party under certain circumstances to modify an existing custody and/or support order. Although a division of property is not modifiable, alimony and child support may be modifiable, either upward or downward, provided there has been a substantial change in income or financial status of either party. Once this requirement is met, the alimony and/or child support obligation may be reconsidered under the appropriate standards.

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 interests of the child. Parenting time can also be modified upon showing that the proposed change is in the best interests of the child.

Amy and Alyson have extensive experience in modifying custody and support and can evaluate your case to advise you on whether and to what extent your prior order can or should be modified.

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