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Ensure you receive sufficient child support payments

When two parents divorce and the circumstances are such that child support will be awarded to the custodial parent, a dispute is all but guaranteed to arise. Almost inevitably, the paying parent will lobby for the minimum amount possible, and the receiving parent will believe that a larger sum is necessary.

An attorney can help you determine child support

Thanks to changes in Georgia a few years ago regarding child support, the amount of payment required is subject to a number of variables. Prior to the year 2007, child support was simply a predetermined percentage of the parent's income, so you could be pretty sure of what you would be paying in child support, and there was not much you could do to change that amount.

Enforcing child support orders in Georgia

Like every state, Georgia takes child support very seriously, including determining who must pay child support, how much they must pay and most importantly, ensuring that the owed child support is paid. This is important because child support is often a very hotly contested issue, with both sides lobbying about the numbers. Those who are owed child support often feel that they deserve more, and those who must pay often feel that they are required to pay too much.

Child support is not a suggestion; it's the legal requirement

A man was recently arrested in Virginia after being pulled over for driving on a closed shoulder. The trooper who pulled the man over took him into custody after he learned that the man was wanted for child support and other charges in Norfolk. Even though this case happened in Virginia, Georgia residents could easily find themselves in a similar position if they fail to pay their child support.

Child support offenders could lose their license

Child support has been a source of tension for many divorced couples for years and years. It’s very rare that both parties are satisfied with child support payments, often because the payer believes they are paying too much, and the receiver believes that they are entitled to more. As a society, we could continue to talk about how the courts do their best to ensure that child support is fair to both parties, but the state of Georgia has recently decided to take more assertive action.

Child support offense is a crime

American courts take the well-being of children very seriously. In instances of divorce, the courts strive to be fair to both parents, but they almost always put the child's needs first. This includes which parent is granted custody of the child and how much child support is paid to give the child an acceptable standard of living. Because children depend on this money, the justice system is not very lenient when it comes to failing to make payments.

Father's Day arrest warrants issued to delinquent parents

As any parent in Georgia knows, the cost of raising a child is extremely high. With their constant need for new clothes, school equipment, days out and medical expenses, to name but a few things, the bills soon add up. Because of this, the child support system aims to ensure that children receive the financial support they deserve from each of their parents. However, all too often, child support goes unpaid and this can be of serious detriment to a child's quality of life.

Georgia man sentenced for fraudulent child support business

To a non-custodial parent who is making child support payments, child support may seem like an unfair financial burden, but it’s important to remember child support money is carefully allotted to be fair to both parties while still providing the best financial stability possible for the child. However, it is important to understand exactly how much you’re supposed to pay in child support and why. If you don’t monitor your child support payments carefully, you could make a serious mistake.

Dodgers' player in ongoing child support battle with his ex

Many children in Georgia grow up in the custody of only one of their parents. Some will still see the other parent from time to time, while others may have no contact with them at all. Even in this latter case, however that parent may still have child support obligations. Unfortunately, not everyone keeps up with child support payments and it is often the child who suffers for it.

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