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Child support plays a significant role along with child custody determining the child’s future after extenuating parenting circumstances. Georgia law states child support payments must be paid until the child is eighteen, marries, becomes emancipated, or dies. If the child continues education into secondary school, payments should be made until the child is twenty. Also, if the child has a physical or mental disability, the court may prolong child support.
To file for Georgia child support, one can simply apply online through the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) web site. An alternative is to also print the child support application from the same website and mail it to the local Child Support Agency. Next, DCSS must locate the non-custodial parent and establish paternity before the court can order child support. To order child support, the court follows the Georgia Child Support Guidelines, which analyzes both parents’ incomes, the number of children, and other relevant factors.
To pay for child support, in most cases Georgia law arranges for direct income withholding so that the support amount is subtracted from the non-custodial parent’s paycheck. If the non-custodial parent does not pay child support to completion, then a contempt action may be filed which may fine that parent, sentence him/her to jail, or both. The court could also take other actions like suspending passports, preventing collecting state income tax refunds, or suspending certain licenses. The court may also sentence the non-custodial parent to the Fatherhood program, which is a government program that assists non-custodial parents who owe child support but don’t have the means to pay for it.
Guardians have the right after three years to review a child support order for amendments. Only if significant changes have occurred can the court review the case before then. Requests can be submitted in writing to the child support office administrating your case.
Our Atlanta Georgia uncontested divorce lawyers and attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Midtown Atlanta, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, and Smyrna.
Our Atlanta Georgia uncontested divorce attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Atlanta Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Immigration, Bankruptcy and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at:
Alpharetta Georgia Office
5755 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Atlanta Georgia Office
659 Auburn Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
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