Child Support Answers – GA Family Law

Child Support Information & Answers to Common Questions

Sean Whitworth, Attorney at Law, knows the importance of providing current Child Support Information to potential clients.

In the past, the state of Georgia has calculated support based solely on the income of the non-custodial parent. Support was set within a certain percentage range, depending on the number of children subject to the order.

For example, if a non-custodial parent were ordered to pay ...

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How To Enforce Child Support in Georgia

Sharing the latest updates about Georgia Family Law and how to enforce Child Support 

Enforce Child Support for your children’s sake. Is your former spouse failing to pay you the awarded child support – letting you struggle to make ends meet?When faced with this problem, many custodial parents feel powerless. Fortunately, there are several ways to enforce child support in the state of Georgia if the non-custodial parent fails to meet payments, assuming those payments are ...

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Practicing Law is a Privilege

Are We Practicing Law Or Selling Used Cars?

Practicing Law is a privilege that requires setting proper expectations with each and every client.

Are we practicing Law or selling  used cars?

As the Practicing Law Profession becomes more saturated with new lawyers and our homes become more fractured with emotional upheaval, I have begun to ...

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How to Enforce Child Support – Georgia Law Article by Sean R. Whitworth & Team

How To Enforce Child Support in Georgia

The first step is to educate yourself by reading about the law in your state,  then hire a qualified Family Law Attorney that can help you enforce child support effectively.There are a number of legal actions you can consider if the parent that does not have custody (the “non-custodial parent”) is not paying the child support that ...

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What is Discovery? Divorce & Family Law Answers

DISCOVERY AND THE OBLIGATION OF PARTIES TO SUPPLY REQUESTED DOCUMENTS

Is your Lawyer billing you hourly? Choose your lawyer carefully and read this article to find out more. One of the most frustrating matters in litigation, and especially family litigation, is the use and misuse of what is commonly called discovery What is discovery as it relates to Divorce and Family Law?  Essentially it is the period in a litigated ...

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Georgia Child Support Law

THEY TOLD ME I DID NOT HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT:  Just because you do not agree with the court’s order is never a reason to disregard the order.  Many people come to my office and are surprised when their ex-spouse files contempt against them because they did not do something that was in the final settlement agreement or parenting plan.  Their ex spouse agreed one day that they would take less support or ...

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LEGITIMATION Atlanta

Child Legitimation Atlanta is Required in Georgia

Most people don’t realize that Georgia requires the father of a child born out of wedlock to formally legitimate this child.  This process actually involves a formal law suit in which the parties seek relief from the Superior Court in the county of the mother.  Because of this lack of information and/or because of the cost in both financial resources and time many fathers neglect to make their children legitimate, never ...

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Custodial Arrangements

Often, people come to my office and tell me that they have settled on the issue of custody and it will be a joint arrangement. Custodial arrangements, though, aren’t as simple as they seem. Parents assume that joint custody in Georgia means that they will share custody of their children. However, in Georgia you must specify between legal and physical custody. 

LEGAL CUSTODY AND CUSTODIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Usually in Georgia legal custody is ...

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ABANDONMENT OF YOUR CHILDREN IS A CRIME IN GEORGIA

image1 (1)If you leave your spouse with children you are potentially committing a crime in Georgia. In fact, if you leave your spouse while pregnant in Georgia you are potentially committing a crime in Georgia. In Georgia the law provides for abandonment statutes that simply state that if you willfully or voluntarily abandon your child ...

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Pay your Child Support

IF YOU CANNOT PAY YOUR CHILD SUPPORT MODIFY, MODIFY, MODIFY

The biggest mistake non-custodial parents make after losing a job or suffering a financial set back is simply not paying the court ordered support any longer. Once the support is not paid the overall amount owed in back support, or what is called arrears, begins to accumulate to a point in which it becomes overwhelming. Usually at this point the custodial parent becomes frustrated and angry and legal ...

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