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Child Custody Modifications in Albany, GA

Child Custody Modification in Albany, GA

Understanding Modification of Child Visitation in Georgia

Once a court issues a final custody order in a divorce or family law case, the decision is final. However, when significant changes in the family occur that impacts the children’s best interests, legal and physical child custody can be modified by filing a new court case.

If you are interested in modifying your child custody or child visitation order, our Albany family law attorney at The Shrable Law Firm can help you obtain the outcome you desire. Attorney Beau Shrable has a comprehensive understanding of the legal process to help you take the proper steps toward modifying your court order.

When Can I Modify a Child Custody Order?

For a court to modify a child custody or visitation order, you must prove that there has been a significant change in circumstances that affects the wellbeing of your child. In addition, you must also prove modification is in your children’s best interests. The court will review the evidence from each party, as well as the new proposed parenting plan from the petitioner, before coming to a decision.

Common to request child custody modification include:

  • Remarriage
  • Relocating to another state for a new job
  • A parent fails to cooperate with the current visitation schedule
  • A parent abuses alcohol or drugs
  • A parent is involved in criminal activity
  • A child has trouble with schoolwork
  • A child is old enough (at least 14 years of age) to request a change of custodial parent

Georgia courts are prohibited from using a bright line rule, which assumes that the custodial parent will automatically retain custody rights. This means it is possible for the noncustodial parent to request becoming the child’s custodial parent.

Call (229) 379-3618 to Get Started Immediately

Due to the complexities of the child custody and child visitation modification laws, having a skilled attorney on your side can make a difference. Attorney Beau Shrable can evaluate your proposed parenting plan and ensure the judge will accept it.

For more information about child custody modifications and modifying child visitation in Georgia, contact us and schedule a free consultation today.

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