The current child support law in Georgia is effective as of Jan 1, 2007. The income shares model is the current law. The income shares model considers both parties’ gross income to establish the non-custodial child support amount. If the other parent has a spouse, the child support calculator does not take into account the income of that person’s spouse. The cost of maintenance of a child is the purpose of child support in the state of Georgia. For instance, a parent may have sole or primary physical custody of the child and receive child support from the other parent.
Generally, both parents are responsible for the support of a child until the child reaches the age of 18, or graduates from high school, whichever is later, but no later than age 20. Moreover, there is no legal obligation to support a child in college or post-graduate studies. However, an agreement may be made through settlement negotiations and if included in the Final Decree of Divorce, will be enforced by the courts.
Child Support Attorney
Given these points, a child support attorney with our law firm assists with both modifications of child support and child support within a divorce, separate maintenance, or legitimation action. Child support claims survive bankruptcy proceedings and unpaid child support judgments are enforceable even after the child has reached the age of 18.
We predominately serve the counties of Clayton, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, Douglas, and Spalding. If you need a child support attorney to assist with obtaining support for a minor child, want to better understand your rights, or wish to have competent legal assistance in regards to a child support action, call our office today.
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