The courts of Georgia cannot predict the future or foresee potential changes of circumstances.
Bearing this in mind, the court is amenable to requests for modifications. Should an individual no longer be able to abide by a court’s order, it is essential to follow the latter until the court issues a modification. Showing contempt or going against the court can subject one to devastating consequences, such as losing a license or being held in contempt. Regardless of your situation or of the type of modification requested, contact the Law Office of Caroline Pineres first.
Modification to alimony
Life and circumstances change, along with one’s financial or domestic situations. Regardless of whether you are the payor or the payee, there are several justifications for requesting a modification to alimony. These reasons include:
• Change of income
• Change of dependency
• Voluntary cohabitation with a third party
Modification to child custody
Regarding a modification of custody action, an individual must provide proof that material changes have occurred in circumstances which substantially affect the current custody arrangement, making no longer in the child’s best interest. Common changes include, but are not limited to:
• The custodial parent moving or attempting to move too far away from the non-custodial parent
• One of the parents having consistent disregard for the parenting plan
• Actions undertaken by the custodial parent which are harmful and pose a danger to the child
• The child’s expressed desire to live with the other parent
Modification to child support
In a case involving child support modification, the requesting party must provide evidence that there has been a significant increase or decrease in the other party’s income or that the child’s needs have changed. For instance, if an expense such as childcare was factored into the initial child support worksheet, but the child is no longer in daycare, a child support modification may be in order. There are many instances for which a request to modify child support becomes valid. In the case you need to request a modification, it is vital to discuss your current situation with an attorney as quickly as possible. The legal standard for the court to modify an order tends to be rather high as the evidence required to support the request must be convincing. For a consultation with an experienced family law and divorce attorney, contact the Law Office of Caroline Pineres.
Life, can sometimes prove to be challenging and unpredictable and more so during the very vulnerable and stressful exposures, that one can be subjected to involving family and marital matters.
The Law Office of Caroline Pineres understands the complex and sensitive nature of family-related legal disputes and is prepared to guide clients toward appropriate and productive solutions with discretion, respect, and sensitivity. As a practitioner in a rapidly evolving area of law, Caroline Pineres is one of the most respected attorneys in her field and has zealously dedicated her practice to successfully assisting clients with all family law related issues. She routinely obtains winning results for her clients, regardless of the complexity of the cases.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) As a native Spanish speaker, Caroline has brought her knowledge and expertise to the Latino community, helping its members understand the law and the legal process involved in divorce.
Law Firm, specializing in Family Law serving Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, Bartow, Cherokee, and Hall counties.