Child Support

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 […]

Why Direct Child Support Payments are a Bad Idea

A couple who is going through a divorce will find themselves faced with multiple financial questions to answer. Property division, child custody, and asset sharing must be discussed with your attorney, your former spouse, or the court. A person who is ordered to pay child support or spousal support may feel that giving support payments […]

Child Support Misconceptions

Once a relationship has ended, a couple with minor children must still work together to ensure their children receive the care possible. Child support laws were established to help children receive financial assistance from both of their parents after the couple no longer lives together. Throughout the last decade, major changes in the way child […]

Why Quitting Your Job to Avoid Child Support Never Ends Well

Financial threats made during divorce are common and usually not taken seriously. A person who is hurt, angry, and stressed out will say many things that he or she will come to regret over the course of a legal dispute. Unfortunately, quitting a job to avoid paying child support is one threat that people often […]

Why Was My Child Support Modification Request Denied?

Each year parents throughout the United States pay or receive over $30 billion dollars in child support. Job loss, wage reduction, and other unforeseen events often impact a noncustodial parent’s ability to make timely payments, leading to 25% child support default rate. Requesting a child support modification is an option available for those who cannot […]

Tips for Preparing for a Modification Hearing

An involuntary change in financial circumstances may create a situation that makes it difficult or impossible to pay court ordered support. Falling behind in either spousal support or child support can place a former spouse or noncustodial parent in a precarious legal position. Instead of continuing to fall behind while hoping for a miracle to […]

Understanding Child Support Amnesty

Attitudes surrounding child support are rapidly changing as both state and federal lawmakers explore the negative impact child support can have familial relationships and personal financial growth. Studies have shown that even when a noncustodial parent is unable to pay the full amount of child support that the court has ordered, he or she is […]

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