Child custody orders in Georgia often come after weeks or even months of back-and-forth between the parents and their attorneys, or maybe even after a court hearing. If the parents cannot agree on a child custody order, fighting through the details can be a slog. But, what happens if after the order is entered you come to realize that it needs to be modified?
In Georgia, a child custody order can be modified under certain circumstances. However, there must be valid, justifiable reasons for a child custody order to be changed. After all, the order represents the decision of the family law court. That is not something to take lightly.
The proper circumstances for requesting a modification in a child custody order can vary widely. In some cases, one of the parents wants to move which, if that occurs, can change how the parents address child custody. Under other circumstances, there may be allegations of abuse or neglect by one parent against the other, or by the child in question. Another example is when a child gets to be old enough to have some input into where they want to live and, if it is different from what is in the child custody order, requesting a modification to “put things in writing” may be necessary.
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At our law firm, we have experience with child custody modifications and know when factors might warrant such a request. It is not always easy, but we work with our clients to attempt to get positive results. For more information, please visit the child custody modification overview section of our law firm’s website.