Child Support Modifications
Are you paying too much child support? Do you need more child support? Contact me, attorney James M. Miskell. I am a Georgia family law attorney with nearly 20 years of legal experience.
My law office is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. To speak with me about your child support order, call 770-884-7203, or contact me by e-mail.
Georgia Child Support Laws
In Georgia, judges issuing a child support order must perform a child support calculation using the Georgia child support guidelines. Although judges may deviate from the guidelines in certain circumstances, such deviations are rare.
To determine if your child support award or obligation is correct, let an experienced family law attorney perform a guideline child support calculation for you. I have extensive experience in child support cases and can perform a guideline calculation on your behalf.
Modifying an Existing Child Support Order
A person seeking a child support modification in Georgia must show that there has been a material change of circumstances since the time of the previous child support order. Examples of a material change of circumstances may include a job loss or a significant change in wages or child care expenses.
Modification of a Custody or Visitation Order
I also represent clients who are seeking a change of custody or visitation. To obtain a change of custody or visitation, you must show a material change of circumstances since the time of the previous court order.
Minor modifications of a visitation order are easier to obtain than a change of custody. A change of custody is warranted in cases where a child's welfare (physical or emotional) is significantly impaired by the existing custodial arrangement. In addition to custody and visitation disputes, I represent clients involved in a home relocation dispute.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about a custody, support or visitation modification, contact my Georgia law office at 770-884-7203.