Are You Seeking Child Support?
Are you currently going through a divorce and have concerns about receiving or paying the correct amount of child support? Child support is typically based on a percentage of both parties’ incomes and certain expenses related to the children. It is highly advisable that you consult with an Atlanta area child support lawyer who can advise you on your options. We work with our clients to ensure you receive a suitable amount of child support to take care of your children.
Calculating Child Support in Georgia
udges in Georgia courts use a specific worksheet that determines an exact number of child support. It is important to have an experienced and competent Alpharetta family law attorney to represent you that is familiar with the way child support is calculated.
A few of the factors which are taken into account when making a decision about child support include:
Child Support Modifications
If you are receiving child support and the other parent has had an increase in income or are incurring more expenses for the children, you can request a modification of child support. Since there is a straight calculation of child support, an Alpharetta child support attorney from The Millard Law Firm can determine whether a modification is advisable. If your child support order was entered prior to 2007, it might be worth reviewing.
Significant Change in Circumstances for Modifications
Georgia law allows a party to file a modification of child support once every two years or when there is a significant change in circumstances. A significant change in circumstances can include a loss of job or other income or a significant increase in income through a raise or promotion. If you are paying child support and have suffered a job loss, you may petition the court for a reduction in child support.
You may also ask for an expedited hearing and for the child support not to accrue from the date of filing. Unless you request an expedited hearing, you may have to wait months to obtain an order reducing your child support.