Modifying Your Divorce Agreement
Has there been a sudden and/or substantial change in a circumstance since your divorce – a lost job, reduced wages, serious injury or illness, or military transfer – that has caused you to seek a modification to your final judgment and decree of divorce or previous order? If so, whether your goal is to request or contest a revision of support and custody obligations, The Law Office of Lynn H. Sturges in Lawrenceville can help.
What Requires A Modification?
Various circumstances can dictate a change to your child custody or support order.
Custody: There must be a new and material change in circumstances affecting the child. That change may be positive or negative such as relocation, instability, substance abuse disorders or work schedule changes. Ultimately, the best interests of the child will be the determining factor judges may consider in making a custody determination.
Support: There must be a significant change in the financial circumstances of one or both of the parents, and the modification must be in the best interests of the children. There is no retroactive or back child support in Georgia except in limited circumstances.
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