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Modification of custody

A modification of custody must be based on a substantial change of circumstances. This change must have taken place after the last order was entered. When can I file for a modification of custody?

When can I file a modification of custody in Gwinnett County?
  • You have not filed for modification within the past two years; and
  • No other state has continuing jurisdiction of custody; and
  • The child has been a resident of Gwinnett County for the past six months; and
  • The other party lives in Gwinnett County, in another state; or
  • The other party’s last known address was in Gwinnett County, but you cannot locate his or her current address.

Modification of Custody Packet

Modification of Out-of-State Custody Order

Registration and Modification of Out-of-State Child Custody Order

I want to modify a custody order which was entered in another state. 

Contempt and Modification of Out-of-State Child Custody Order (Only Against a Gwinnett County Resident)

I want to ask for contempt of a custody order which was entered in another state. The other parent and I live in Gwinnett County and our child has been a Georgia resident for 6 months or longer. I am also asking to change the custody order.