Elovitz / O’Nan, LLC
Providing legal representation for families in Metropolitan Atlanta through representation in divorce, custody, & other domestic relations actions and by representing the interests of children in dependency and custody actions and mediating complex domestic relations cases

Modifications of Custody, Visitation and Support

Modifying a Custody Order

Regardless of how a divorce is ultimately settled, children's needs and parents' circumstances often change over time. The legal standard for determining child related issues is simply "the best interest of the children." The court determines best interests on a case by case basis. The best interests of children at the time of divorce may not necessarily remain best for the children years after the divorce. What happens if a parent remarries and the new spouse obtains a job out of state? Parents that divorce when their children are infants will likely face different issues when their children are teenagers.

In a modification case, the court will have to determine if a change in circumstance of either the parents or the children is significant enough to warrant a change of the parenting plan in the prior Order. Often times the attorney handling a modification action will not be the attorney representing a client in a modification action. Our firm can assist you with modifying your prior order whether you are a prior client, or a new client that utilized a different attorney for your original child custody lawsuit.

Modifying a Visitation Schedule

Life after divorce can bring many changes. Parents may move, switch jobs, remarry, or have any number of other things develop that require them to seek modifications to a child visitation schedule. In addition to changes affecting the parents, children reach developmental milestones that often require modification of an existing parenting plan. Often times, determining an appropriate child access schedule or modification of an existing visitation schedule requires utilizing psychological experts.

Elovitz / O'Nan has worked with a variety of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed family therapists, and counselors to help facilitate age and developmentally appropriate parenting plans and custody/visitation schedules for parents and children. We provide assistance to clients seeking modification of prior orders whenever a substantial change in life circumstances occurs.

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