Most often created as a part of a divorce decree or paternity ruling, a child support order outlines the amount and timeline for paying child support. When you have a child support order, it will inform a spouse how much, how often, and when a payment is to be made. If you need information on alimony and spousal support, contact the family attorneys at Vayman & Teitelbaum. Their experienced attorneys can provide you with everything you need to know when it comes to getting the money you deserve.
Creating a Child Support Order
In a previous blog, we explained how you can collect back child custody payments, but many people have questions about how to create a child support order. There are typically three ways to create the order.
- As part of the divorce proceedings
- When unwed parents seek child support
- If a state’s child support agency is used
As Part of Divorce
When parents get divorced, most often the non-custodial parent will be obligated to pay child support to the custodial parent. This money will go towards the support of the child and will be paid monthly. The financial amount will be determined by the parents’ incomes.
When unmarried parents dissolve their relationship, the custodial parent can go to family court and seek a child support order. If parental status can be established through a paternity test, then the order can be put in place. Once action is taken, a specific amount to be paid per month will be set.
State agencies can help enforce child support payments. However, before any custodial parent is to receive help from a state agency in collecting back payments, there must be a child support order in place.
Why Do You Need a Child Support Order?
A child support order explains:
- Who pays the support
- Who receives the support
- How payments are made and received
- Penalties for late or non payments
Child Support in Georgia
Georgia legislators are currently working to create new laws that will enforce child support. One event that legislators are trying to eliminate is fathers attempting to request paternity tests to prevent the payment of child support. The state feels it will be better able to help those who need child support to take care of their children if the bill passes.
Lawmakers have already passed a bill that would protect men wrongly accused of paternity. The bill will allow help through state agencies.
Vayman & Teitelbaum Can Help
The law firm of Vayman & Teitelbaum can provide you with legal guidance when it comes to alimony and spousal support. With four locations in Georgia, Vayman & Teitelbaum, Attorneys at Law, is available to give you insight on alimony or child support payments. If you have any questions, contact us and let our experienced attorneys in family law go to work for you.