Modification of Court Orders and Divorce Agreements

Life does not always stay the same. The conditions that your divorce was based on may change. Since those conditions may have been used to determine child support, child custody and spousal support, these arrangements may need to change as well.

At F. Marian Weeks, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we can help you make modifications or argue against them, if need be. An attorney at your side through the modification process is critical.

Since 1980, our firm has brought a commitment to personal care and aggressive representation to every family law case we resolve. We serve people in Cobb County, Cherokee County, Paulding County and surrounding areas in divorce and modification cases.

How Is a Modification of a Court Order Completed?

To seek custody or visitation modification or child support modification, there must have been a significant change in circumstances for either party or the needs of the child. This change has to have impacted the welfare of the child or altered one parent's ability to care and support the needs of the child. Examples include change of income, job loss, parental relocation, child's schedule and parental fitness.

Petitions to modify child support are restricted on how often they can be filed. It is critical that it is done right the first time to prevent you from having to wait to try it again. We believe in preparation. Your attorney will thoroughly review your situation to make sure all facts have come to light. We will then work hard to get you the results you need to move forward with your life.

In some cases, the alimony from the original divorce may be modified. Alimony modification can be based on a change in the needs of the person receiving or the ability of the other party to pay.

A critical area of post-divorce modification involves parental relocation. If you are considering moving with your child, or if you have been informed that your former spouse is considering moving away with your child, we can help. We will work closely with you to learn about your situation and explain your legal options in Georgia. We will then guide you toward the path that is most suitable for meeting your needs. We are here to help.

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