Child Support

Important Things to Remember About Military Families and Child Support

All parents are financially responsible to some degree for their children, but military parents have particular duties when it comes to caring for their families. As such, several laws exist to make sure that the children  of military parents receive adequate care. 

The failure of military parents to follow these laws can lead to serious penalties. […]

Orthodontic Expenses and Divorce

While most parents recognize the value of children having straight teeth, braces are often expensive. Many parents find a way to pay for the cost of braces, but this can be made much more complex if parents are divorced. 

As a result, it is common for parents who have sole custody of children after a divorce […]

Requesting Child Support Modification

Child support is a complex issue, which can be made even more complicated when the amount that a person must pay changes. There are a number of common misunderstandings surrounding child support payments and the modification of those court-ordered arrangements.

Most often these changes occur because one or both parent’s finances have changed as a result […]

Essential Items to Include in a Parenting Plan

Children progress through a number of phases as they grow. If you are divorced and have a child, however, it is critical to have a well-written parenting plan that helps to deal with the various obstacles that could arise. Failure to create an adequate parenting plan can make life more difficult for you, your ex, […]

Divorcing When a Child has a Disability

It is not uncommon for unanticipated obstacles to arise during the divorce process. Sometimes, these obstacles are simple. For example, it can be difficult to find an experienced divorce attorney. Other obstacles are much more complex. For example, negotiating child support and a parenting plan with your soon-to-be-ex spouse when you have a child with […]

What to do if You Cannot Afford Child Support Payments

When a person has a reliable paycheck and a steady job, child support payments are often easy to make. If an obstacle arises, however, it can become difficult to continue making child support payments. In these situations, it often becomes critical to obtain a child support modification. While there is not any guarantee that a […]

Retroactive Child Support in Georgia

There are some situations in which a father is not made aware that he has parental rights or responsibilities to a child. For example, a father might not learn that he is the biological parent to a child until many years after a child’s birth. Other times, an unwed father might be involved with a […]

New Georgia Child Support Program: A Positive Outlook

The Georgia child support laws are set up to punish parents who do not pay their child support by garnishing the payments from paychecks, intercepting federal and state tax refunds, suspending the parent’s driver’s license, or imposing fines or jail time. The court system did not have provisions in place to listen to the reasoning […]

Why Some Parents are Afraid to Ask for Child Support Modification

Child support is an amount of money that a noncustodial parent provides the custodial parent to help meet the financial needs of their mutual children. This support is paid until the child turns 18, graduates high school, gets married, or is emancipated, meaning that those who separate from a co-parent when their mutual children are […]

Long-Term Effects of Involving Kids in a Custody Dispute

Parents who are going through a divorce are usually under a great deal of emotional and financial stress. That time of turmoil sometimes leads to unwise decisions such as placing their children in the middle of their litigation. While adults usually realize what they are doing and stop, even a short period of being placed […]

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