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Child Support in Georgia
In Georgia, parents are legally obligated to provide financial support for their children. This is why issues of child support must be sorted out during the divorce process. While the state uses a worksheet to determine the amount of child support that should be paid, it is important to have a skilled lawyer protect your rights and those of your children.
Our divorce lawyers help clients with child support disputes as part of the divorce process, and we represent clients who face contempt cases or need to modify existing orders Call us today at 912-502-1400 to discuss your needs with an attorney and learn how we can help you.
Your Case Is Important To You. It Is Important To Us, Too.
Obviously, the well being of your children and yourself are important to you. Your post-divorce life should also be important to the divorce lawyer you hire. We commit ourselves to providing the best possible representation for our clients, specifically striving for a reasonable approach to handling child support issues.
You can count on us to provide you with personalized advice, representation and counsel designed to get you results. We will do everything possible to make sure you and your children are treated fairly during this difficult process.
Georgia Child Support Calculator
Georgia law requires parents to support their children until the age of 18 or high school graduation, whichever occurs later. While parents are not required to support their children during college, this can be negotiated and included in the final divorce decree. At this point, it would be legally enforceable.
The state uses a child support calculator, which takes the incomes of both parents and applies it to a basic table. However, this is only a basic guide and many factors can affect child support obligations — such as the cost of health insurance for the child, the noncustodial parent’s parenting time and educational costs.
The lawyers at Burns Smith Law closely work with clients to ensure the whole picture is accounted for and the resulting child support agreement or order is fair and reasonable.
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You need to feel comfortable with the attorney you choose to handle your child support dispute. This is a very personal and important matter. Schedule a consultation with us to get to know our attorneys and learn whether we are the right law firm for you. Call 912-502-1400 or send us an email to reach our office.