Georgia Modification of Child Custody and Visitation
Court orders regarding child custody and visitation are established based on what is in the best interest of the child or children. However, if there are changes in circumstances that put a strain on the children, one or both parents can file a motion to modify either the child custody or visitation agreement.
Changes in circumstances for the parent with primary physical custody may include:
- Injury or illness
- Change in employment
- Addiction or substance abuse
- Different living arrangements (either housing or members of the household)
The amount of each child support payment—and who is required to pay it—will be reevaluated if custody is modified.
Visitation is often changed due to a change in the schedules of the children or the work schedule(s) of the parent(s). If the parents are unable to work together to develop a visitation schedule that accommodates the entire family, the court may intervene.