The State of Georgia mandates both parents be responsible to provide for the care and support of their minor child. Child support was established as a means of meeting this responsibility in the event of a divorce or situation where the parents are unmarried. Child support is made by the non-custodial parent to the custodial parent on a monthly basis to help cover expenses incurred for the minor child. This support usually lasts until the child reaches the age of 18 and/or graduates high school.
The amount of support is determined by the financials obtained and the decision of the presiding judge. If you have a child support order established and the non-custodial parent is not meeting their obligation, we can represent you in taking enforcement action. Or, there may be situations where a parent may feel that they have been unjustly treated, and they need an advocate on their behalf.
Having zealous representation prior to agreeing to any settlement is essential in making sure parental responsibilities and financial obligations are equitably distributed. This can be problematic in divorce proceedings, and could be held up by lengthy and complex situations. We work to get financial compensation when needed prior to the final settlement to ensure the minor child is being provided for. Let us help you through the process to ensure a positive resolution.