Practice Description

There are many different circumstances that could lead to the custody of a child being modified in Atlanta. If you believe that the custody rights of your child need to be modified, get in touch with an experienced custody modification attorney as soon as possible. The custody modification process can be complex, and it is advisable to seek the counsel of an attorney that will be able to help keep you and your family’s rights protected.

At Andersen, Tate & Carr, our team of knowledgeable and dedicated custody modification attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that your Atlanta custody modification process goes smoothly. There can be many moving parts during this process, and you can rest assured that we will be with you every step of the way.

Types of Custody Modifications in Atlanta

There are two main scenarios that can lead to a custody modification in Atlanta. In both scenarios, a judge will make the decision that is in the best interest of the child. The most common custody modification occurs when a child turns 14 and decides that they want to live with their other parent. In this situation, the judge will review the child’s current living situation and the situation he would be going into with the other parent. The judge will then decide if it is in the child’s best interest to move in with the other parent.

If a child is 11, they can still request to move in with their other parent. However, a judge will perform a more extensive review of the child’s current living situation and their new potential living situation. If you are a parent in either scenario, it will be very beneficial to have legal representation to make sure you and your child’s rights are protected.

The other custody modification can occur when the parent with custody of the child moves to another residence. It used to be the case in Atlanta that the custodial parent’s move would only be reviewed in court if the other parent could prove that the move would be detrimental to the overall health of the child. However, a recent update to the law has made it mandatory for a judge to review the living situation of a child every time a parent makes a permanent change of residence. If the custodial parent is moving into an unhealthy environment for their child, a custodial modification will be made.

Contact Our Team of Experienced Atlanta Custody Modification Attorneys Today

At Andersen, Tate & Carr, our skilled Atlanta custody modification attorneys have handled all kinds of custody modification cases, and we will be able to ensure that your modification process goes smoothly. Our team of family law attorneys, led by Patrick McDonough and Trinity Hundredmark, are experts in these situations. They will work hard to get you and your family the best possible outcome in any custody modification case. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you.

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