As life brings about changes for you and your family, sometimes what is best for your children may change as well. Custody modifications can be sought based on major life changes such as one parent moving to another state, unsafe conditions for your child in the custodial parent’s home, or changes in your child’s behavior based upon the home environment. Parenting time and visitation modifications can be sought as well to modify a prior parenting time and visitation order. Whatever situation arises, the Stewart Law Office can evaluate the problem and recommend a course of action that is best for you and the needs of your child.
Post-judgment modifications to custody and visitation are common and should be handled through an attorney in the court of law. There are many reasons for modifications, including a change in financial security that makes child support or custody difficult, remarriage, neglect or abuse, the birth of another child, a new job in a different state, new work hours, a request for new living arrangements from a child, and many more. Ensuring these changes and requests are dealt with in a way that is pleasing to the family and in accordance with Georgia state law is critical.
In all of these changes there are countless options to modify your current arrangements while maintaining a healthy environment for your children. Making these adjustments through careful mediation and mutual agreement is ideal but in some cases a legal proceeding is necessary. These changes may be made any time there are significant changes; every two years a judgment may be reevaluated without a circumstantial change.
Ensuring any changes in custody or visitation rights are approved by the court is a very important step that is often overlooked. If you are considering modifications to your custody or visitation rights, I am happy to offer my services. For your free consultation please contact the Stewart Law Office here.