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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.

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 orders are not permanent

If you have a child, reaching a settlement in your divorce can fill you with very mixed emotions. On the one hand, your marriage is over and you can move on with your life, but on the other hand, child support terms have just been set that will affect you for the rest of your life. If you feel that those terms are unfair to you, or that they may one day become unfair, the prospect could seem even more daunting. What you should know is that there will always be arrangements following your divorce, but the terms of these arrangements are subject to change.

Individuals can keep their premarital assets in divorce

Lack of understanding can make divorce a frightening concept. What should be an option for leaving a difficult marriage could instead become an unknown legal procedure that costs you much more than you bargained for. This fear can prevent people from taking advantage of divorce for fear that they will lose many of their assets or custody of their children. For individuals with above average wealth, this asset division could be even more concerning.

Stable parenting makes a strong custody case

When settling a custody dispute between a divorcing couple, the courts take many factors into consideration to ensure that the agreement reached is best for the child. Oftentimes, this means that courts must make a judgment call on parenting methods that may seem harmless or acceptable to some parents. In instances where you may be battling for child custody, it behooves you to be on your best parental behavior to prove that you are fit for the role. Providing a stable environment goes a long way in showing good parenting.

Divorce can legally split spouses, but not personally

It’s no secret that divorce can be a very lengthy and complex legal process, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t matters outside of the courtroom that divorcing couples should attend to. It’s a simple fact that divorce will change your life, and unfortunately your relationship with your ex-spouse might take a turn for the worse. For couples who have lived together for an extended period of time, this animosity might manifest itself in cruel and unfair ways.

Grant Program promotes fatherhood in custody arrangements

It would be wonderful if custody disputes were always easy and both parents parted amicably and agreed to maintain a good relationship for the sake of their children, but this simply isn’t the case. When a marriage ends in divorce, parents can sometimes have feelings of anger or resentment toward their former spouses, and this derision can sometimes cause a rift between a child and his or her parent.

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.

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