FAMILY LAW

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UNDERSTANDING CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS IN GEORGIA

It is the responsibility of both parents to provide financial support for their child’s needs and that responsibility does not stop just because they get divorced or if they were never married.

Georgia law is clear with regard to these matters, and parents can suffer severe consequences if they fail to fulfill their obligations.

At Pratt & Wall, our attorneys represent clients throughout Gwinnett County and the surrounding area in a wide array of child support matters. Whether you are the custodial parent or the non-custodial parent, we have the knowledge and expertise necessary to pursue a favorable outcome on your behalf.

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HOW CHILD SUPPORT IS CALCULATED

Georgia has implemented a set of guidelines that include many factors that are used to calculate child support, including the income levels of both parents, the number of children needing support, special needs and other key considerations. The court has the discretion to depart from these guidelines in some instances.

We work hard to secure a child support order that fully provides for the children's needs without placing an unfair financial burden on our clients. We are thorough in our preparation of child support calculations, obtaining complete financial information for both parties and working to ensure that any special circumstances for both the parents and children have been addressed.

ENFORCING OR MODIFYING CHILD SUPPORT

We represent clients on both sides of child support enforcement and modification matters. If the other parent is not making payments according to the child support order, we can help you petition the court to make sure you receive the payments you need.  If there has been a substantial change in circumstances since your divorce and you feel that a modification of the amount of child support would be appropriate, we will review your case and help you get the child support changed.

DISCUSS YOUR CHILD SUPPORT QUESTIONS WITH A LAWYER

 

Contact our Suwanee office to discuss your child support questions and learn more about how we can help you. We offer a free initial consultation to all new clients. Call 770-614-4811 or contact us via email to schedule an in-person or phone/video consultation.

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