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Making Changes to Your Alimony or Child Support Arrangement

Things change: your income, your ex-spouse’s income, custody, visitation, and any of these things can trigger a modification of alimony, custody, or child support. In most cases, alimony and child support rulings are not set in stone. In most cases It is possible to make adjustments to these things through the process of Modification. Whether you have experienced a change in your financial situation, such as the loss of your job, or your former spouse has recently gained new employment, our Atlanta family law attorneys can help you understand your rights. Together, we have more than 30 years of experience handling a variety of family law matters and we are prepared to put our extensive knowledge, resources, and skill to work for you. At Berry Family Law Group, we are committed to the best interests of our clients.

Contact us at (404) 205-8942 today to learn more about our post-judgment modification services and how our team may be able to help you.

When Are Alimony & Child Support Modifications Allowed?

In Georgia, post-judgment alimony and child support modifications are typically allowed when a major life change results in substantial changes in the economic condition of one or both spouses. Furthermore, modifications can only be made if no prior agreement prohibiting modifications exists.

Some common reasons people seek modifications to alimony and/or child support include:

  • Loss of employment or dramatically reduced income
  • New employment/income generation of the receiving spouse
  • One spouse begins living with another partner or remarries
  • Changes in the financial needs of the child
  • Substantial change in the financial situation of the paying spouse

It is important to note that, in the case of a child support modification, the parent requesting modification must obtain a Court Order. Additionally, a motion to modify child support payments is typically only allowed once every two years. In any instance, either the paying or receiving spouse/parent may request modifications.

Contact Our Firm for Reliable Legal Support

At Berry Family Law Group, we understand that issues of alimony and child support can quickly become contentious. It is common for two spouses to disagree on what is a fair and reasonable alimony or child support payment, and filing for modifications can escalate emotions. When dealing with these situations, it can be incredibly helpful to have an Atlanta family law attorney in your corner who can help you understand your legal rights and help you work toward an agreeable solution. At Berry Family Law Group, we are committed to protecting the best interests of our clients and their children while also working toward the most peaceful resolution possible. While we strive to resolve family law matters in settlement, we understand that litigation is sometimes necessary. When this is the case, you can rely on us to aggressively advocate for you in the courtroom.

Need assistance with post-judgment modification for alimony or child support? Call Berry Family Law Group at (404) 205-8942 to speak with an attorney today.

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