In Georgia, child support is established using an income shares model which uses the income of each parent and takes into consideration the expenses associated with raising a child. When establishing a child support amount, it is important to obtain legal advice to make sure the amount which is ordered is appropriate for your financial circumstances. An experienced attorney can make sure all of the expenses are correctly calculated and addressed in your case.
Ignoring an order to pay child support can lead to serious consequences including contempt of court and incarceration. Knowing how much to pay and how to submit it to the other parent is important. If your financial situation has changed from the time the order was established and you can’t afford the child support you were ordered to pay, you may be interested in a modification. Additionally, if the other parent’s financial circumstance has increased since the last court order the Court may be inclined to increase the child support amount owed.
Whether you’ve recently separated and need to establish a child support order, you’re trying to enforce an already established order, or feel a modification of child support is necessary due to a change in your financial situation, you need an attorney with child support experience. The attorneys at Patterson Moore Butler can assist you with all child support questions and legal issues from the establishment of an order to the enforcement of an existing order.