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April 2014 Archives

Changing circumstances can lead to modified child support

Despite what some people may believe about family law matters such as prenuptial agreements or divorce settlements, the ultimate goal is to be as fair as possible to all parties involved. If you feel you’re paying far too much in child support and the situation is truly unfair, an agreement can be revisited to correct the inequity.

Father's 18-month custody battle coming to an end

Changes in culture are often accompanied by shifts in family law. For example, it was long held that women would almost always receive physical custody of their children in the event of divorce. However, men in general are now taking a more active role in their children's lives, and courts, including those in Georgia, are more inclined to split parenting time evenly between mothers and fathers.

Child support payments are affected by where you divorce

Child support payments are designed to safeguard the financial future of children after their parents divorce. Since 2007, child support payments in Georgia have been calculated based on a number of new factors, including each parent's time with the child and the income of both parents. While a judge ultimately makes the child support decision, these factors significant part in determining the amount of child support payments.

When extreme situations call for a change in child custody

In child custody disputes involving parents who both seek physical custody, one of the basic questions the court will ask regards the parents' ability to provide shelter, food and clothing for the child or children. Issues become more complex when questions arise as to whether a parent's behavior might be detrimental to the kids. If there is dispute over this matter, then each parent may have to provide proof to challenge the other's claims.

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