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We understand that circumstances change and are here to help you make the best of them.
A child support modification can either increase or decrease the amount of the award, however, there must be proof that the circumstances have changed for either case to be valid. This entails a substantial change in either parent’s income and financial status or the child’s financial needs.
However, a parent must wait two years after making a previous request to modify support to ask for a subsequent modification, with the exception of these three scenarios:
– The request for modification is based on the parent’s involuntary loss of income (at least 25 percent income loss)
– The noncustodial parent has failed to exercise court-ordered visitation
– The noncustodial parent has exercised more visitation than was ordered by the court
If any of the above is true, the court will consider a motion to modify support without applying the two-year rule. It is important to keep in mind that the filing parent’s child support obligation will stop accruing at the original rate once the request for modification is served on the other party. Thus, if you have lost your job or have faced a significant loss of income or inability to work, contact one of our attorneys immediately to discuss your rights.
On the other hand, if you are a primary custody parent receiving support, you may file for an increase in the award if you or your spouse’s financial circumstances have changed such that would warrant this increase.
For any such modifications to be enforceable, they must modify the original order for child support. No verbal or written agreement outside of court is legally enforceable. Coleman Legal Group, LLC attorneys will help guide you through the process and determine a plan of action to protect your rights and get the best results for you and your family.
Our Atlanta Georgia uncontested divorce lawyers and attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, and Smyrna.
Our Atlanta Georgia uncontested divorce attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Atlanta Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Immigration, Bankruptcy and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:
Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Atlanta Georgia Office
659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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