Atlanta, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: My ex-husband and I have agreed to extend my alimony for one year until our last child graduates from high school.

What kind of document do we need to make our agreement legal? I would like to create a simple letter stating the agreement rather than a formal modification (which I think is more expensive). Please advise.

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Regina Irene Edwards
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Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need a formal modification - otherwise, it won't be enforceable. At this point, it's just a promise and he can change his mind with or without notice.

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. Unless you take the legal document it’s just going to be his word. You won’t be able to enforce anything if he backs out. You have to decide if that matters to you. If it does, then consult with an attorney regarding a modification.

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