As children grow, their needs change. Parents change too - a new job, a new partner, a new town. Sooner or later, it may be necessary to modify the custody arrangements or child support amount. 

Modifying Child Custody in Georgia

Either parent may petition to modify the child custody order if there is a significant change in circumstances, such as:

  • Change in the parenting schedule
  • Partial physical custody (one parent seeks more visitation time)
  • Primary custody (an older child switching households)
  • Sole custody (upon proof the other parent is unfit)
  • Parent relocation beyond metro Atlanta or outside of Georgia

If the parents are in agreement, we can amend the custody order and ask the court to approve it. Parents can enter an agreement even on the morning of the hearing. If the petition is challenged, we can represent either party in modification litigation.

Modifying Child Support in Georgia

Modifying orders for financial support also requires a substantial change in circumstances. We represent clients seeking or challenging an increase, decrease or termination of child support, including:

  • Inability to pay because of a job layoff or reduced hours
  • New job or big promotion of one party
  • Tuition, summer camp and other expenses
  • Child "graduates" from day care
  • One child reaches age of majority (18)

The Cherry Law Firm, PC handles child support modifications of family court orders. We can advise on which grounds would be most appropriate when petitioning to modify a child support order, and we can faithfully assert our client's case in contested proceedings.  We represent you on either side of these complex and contentious matters, in contested proceedings or out-of-court negotiations.  We practice in the greater Atlanta area, including Cobb, Paulding, Cherokee and Bartow Counties.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

To schedule a free 10-minute modification consultation, call us today at 770-444-3399, or click here to access our online scheduler. We serve clients throughout metro Atlanta, including those in Cobb County, Paulding County, Cherokee County and Bartow County.


Separation and divorce are often the most difficult times of a person's life. Our family law experts are dedicated to representing every client with integrity, dedication, and with the understanding that you are trusting us to help resolve your divorce or family law matter as if you were a member of our family.

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