Modification and Contempt
Conditions change following a divorce or separation that may require modifying the original agreements on child custody, visitation, child support and alimony (spousal support). The law office of Martin M. del Mazo understands these situations and works hard to create new plans that better serve our clients’ situations.
What Are Some Reasons to Modify a Court Order? In Georgia, there must be a significant change in circumstances to modify an existing parenting plan, child support or alimony agreement, such as: Relocation/move-away : If the custodial parent needs to move to another city or state, a judge may find it in the best interest of the child to grant primary custody to the other parent. Material change in condition : Loss of job, a significant pay raise, birth of another child, remarriage and health conditions: these are all situations that can affect a person’s financial standing and may require child support or alimony modification. Child request to live with a different parent : At the age of 11, the wishes of a child may be taken into consideration in a request to modify custody and visitation. The court will interview the child and make the final determination on the outcome. At age 14, the child has the right to make an election as to which parent he or she lives. The election will be honored by the court except in rare circumstances. Change in work or school schedule : We can help modify a parenting time plan to better fit a parent’s work or child’s school schedule. Neglect or abuse : The neglect or abuse of a child by a parent presents an obvious need to modify an agreement. Our firm strives to makes these modifications through mediations and mutual agreement between the parties. If these are not successful, we will provide strong advocacy through litigation if necessary. We work swiftly to provide a favorable resolution on your behalf.
For assistance with post-judgment modifications, contact a family law attorney at the law Law Office of Martin M. del Mazo 750 Hammond Drive,#12-200, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, or call 770-935-8999.