One question always in the mind of a divorcing parent is the question of child support, who will pay it and how much will the support be.
Whether you pay or receive it, it is best to look at the support as an award to the children, with the parent receiving it a trustee of the award. In Georgia, the amount of support is determined by using a formula set by Georgia’s state statutes and is called the Georgia Support Guidelines. The Guidelines take into consideration each parent’s income and allow for various adjustments based on the agreement by the parents, or by order of the court. Even though there are guidelines for child support, the court has broad discretion in their award. No matter what process you arrived at your divorce the GA child support guild lines will need to be considered if you have minor children.
Contact CJ and the Remboldt Mediation Firm at 404-348-4081 to arrange your free telephone consultation to discuss Child Support
Modifying and Enforcing Support Orders
There is much confusion about when and how frequently support modifications may be filed and how to get a support order enforced. If you have already received or are paying a support order, but circumstances have changed since your divorce or your last modification you may be able to have your GA Support order modified to reflect your current situation or agreement with your spouse.
Also, if you received a support order and you or our spouse have not honored the terms of the order, a spouse may file a contempt motion against the noncomplying spouse. You should seek the advice of a family law attorney if your former spouse is not complying with a support order.
Contact CJ and the Remboldt Mediation Firm at 404-348-4081 to arrange your free telephone consultation to discuss how mediation can resolve your divorce or a child support dispute.