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WILL I BE ABLE TO GET CHILD SUPPORT IF MY SPOUSE IS UNEMPLOYED?

In determining child support under Georgia law, a parent's unemployment alone does not absolve him or her of the obligation to pay child support. Courts look to what they consider reliable ...
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What Mothers Need To Know About Child Support and Child Custody

The issues that come up during divorce proceedings are often times complex in nature. To add to this point, depending on the party, each one will have it's own set of unique considerations to keep ...
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When Can Alimony Be Modified or Terminated?

Depending on a number of circumstances a Court may order a spouse to make either permanent or temporary payments to the other spouse at the conclusion of the divorce proceedings. This is known as ...
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WHEN DOES CHILD SUPPORT END IN GEORGIA?

Under Georgia law, child support terminates under the following circumstances: Once the child reaches the age of majority (currently age 18), unless the provision provides for child support to ...
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CAN I MAKE AN OUT-OF-COURT AGREEMENT WITH MY EX-SPOUSE TO WAIVE CHILD SUPPORT OR REDUCE IT?

After a final judgment and decree of divorce that establishes child support has been entered, ex-spouses may wonder if they are allowed to establish their own private agreements outside of court ...
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IS CHILD SUPPORT AUTOMATICALLY REDUCED WHEN ONE OF THE CHILDREN TURNS 18?

Parents who pay a lump sum child support payment for multiple children may wonder if child support is automatically reduced when one of the children turns 18 and has graduated high school. Under ...
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WHAT EXACTLY IS JOINT CUSTODY IN GEORGIA? IF THERE'S JOINT CUSTODY, DOES THAT MEAN THERE'S NO CHILD SUPPORT?

For those who are contemplating divorce and have children, questions often arise regarding the term "joint custody." Specifically, divorcing parents wonder what exactly does the term ...
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Alternatives To Jail When Child Support Is Not Paid

One of the greatest tasks for superior court judges throughout the state of Georgia is to determine what to do when a parent isn't paying child support. The ultimate punishment for the nonpaying ...
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Impact of Remarriage on Child Support

It is often necessary for Georgia courts to make a determination of the financial needs of a child or children at the conclusion of the divorce. In doing this the main consideration before the court ...
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What Is A Georgia Parenting Plan?

The process of obtaining a divorce in the state of Georgia can be extremely complicated or quite simple depending on the couple and the issues that they will be deciding. For couples that have ...
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What Happens If You Don't Pay Child Support?

What Happens If You Don't Pay Child Support? The parents of a child are required to provide for the child until he or she becomes an adult. Regardless of whether the child is living with the ...
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Georgia Separate Maintenance

Divorce is the process for the legal dissolution of a marriage by a court. However, there are circumstances in which couples may decide to live apart but not end the marriage. The reasons for this ...
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Concerned The Child Isn't Yours?

Concerns about fidelity, whether substantiated or not, can create a myriad of issues when a marriage is heading for divorce. For the husband in the marriage, one of the most difficult situations to ...
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HOW DO CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS AFFECT TAXES? WHO CAN CLAIM THE CHILD AS A DEPENDENT FOR TAX PURPOSES?

The process of resolving the issue of child support can be challenging for all parties involved. Furthermore, once child support has been awarded, it is important for both parties to know the tax ...
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WHAT IS THE PATERNITY ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM?

Often unwed parents recall signing a form at the hospital after the birth of their child called a Paternity Acknowledgment Form. These unwed parents often question the purpose of the form and what ...
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Legitimation: Securing A Father's Rights

The issue of what rights a father has when it comes to their children has been posed to our law firm by several of our clients. Several fathers of children born out of wedlock have had to address the ...
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Can I Be Arrested For Not Paying Child Support?

In the state of Georgia it is common knowledge that a person can be arrested because of a failure to pay court ordered child support. All parents have an obligation to financially support their ...
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How Do Georgia Courts Determine Child Custody?

When a couple reaches the decision to end a marriage the determination of child custody is often the most crucial. Georgia defines custody as sole, joint, joint legal and joint physical. Typically, a ...
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Calculating Child Support Payments in Georgia

Raising a child is by far one of the most expensive life events a household budget can experience. When a husband and wife divorce this becomes even more complicated as the Georgia family child ...
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