Jeffrey Fishman is a lawyer with many years experience in corporations, business law and litigation and in personal matters of divorce, custody, injury, bankruptcy, debt management, criminal, DUI and other legal matters. Serving all counties including Gwinnett, Fulton, Dekalb and Cobb and the cities of Duluth, Alpharetta, John's Creek, Suwanee, Cumming, Norcross, Marietta, Lawrenceville and all of metro Atlanta, GA. Jeffrey also offers second opinions and consultations.

Modification or Enforcement of Divorce Decrees

Modification: Most Final Judgments are not really final.
After one gets a divorce, one may be forced to go back to court to "modify" the final judgment because life's circumstances have changed. One parent may want to relocate with the children out of state. Another parent may want to reduce child support because of a loss of a job or a serious illness. An injunction may be needed because one of the parents is alienating the affections of the child for the other parent. Visitation is frequently changed through the modification process. Changes in custody can also occur in this way. It is common for divorce decrees to be modified on two or three occasions if children are involved. Divorce decrees which involve alimony are often modified every few years.

The Firm assists clients in attempting to change the terms of their divorce decrees based upon a substantial change in the client's circumstances since their divorce decrees were entered. Some of the "changes" that can be made include but are not limited to:
  • Child support. Child support can be increased or decreased
  • Custody. Custody of children can also be given to the other parent or be more equally shared under certain circumstances
  • Visitation. Visitation provisions of a divorce decree can also be modified.
  • Alimony. Alimony can be reduced, increased or even terminated under certain conditions