Modification Of Custody
Even after a divorce is finalized, there are still opportunities to modify the child custody order. If you or someone in your family experiences a significant change in circumstances, there are options to petition the court for a child custody modification. Whether you are seeking the modification or you wish to defend against one, it is imperative to retain an experienced family law attorney.
Changing Child Custody Arrangements
At Daniels & Rothman, our family law practice is led by attorney Gregory Daniels. He has nearly 25 years of legal experience and has successfully handled hundreds of contested child custody matters, including those involving modifications.
In order to be successful in a modification attempt, the petitioning parent will have to prove that circumstances warrant the request. This can include:
- A parental relocation
- Family violence in one of the households
- Job loss
- Parental neglect
- Alcohol or substance abuse
- Recovery from addiction
- The custody election of a child over 11 years of age
It is important to note that either parent can request a change to the visitation schedule without having to show a significant change such as those listed above.
Do I Still Need A Lawyer If The Modification Is Not Contested?
Absolutely. Whenever there is a legal matter involving your children, it is imperative that you hire an attorney. Without legal representation, you may risk agreeing to terms you do not understand. When you work with our law firm, we will help you understand all aspects of the custody modification. Our lawyers will also ensure that your parental rights are protected now and into the future.
Learn More About Parental Rights In Georgia
Contact our Athens custody modification lawyers at 706-621-5166 for help understanding your legal position. We can help you bring or defend against a modification request, and will protect your important custody rights.
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