Child Support

How is the Amount of Child Support Determined?

In Georgia, any custodial parent or caretaker can collect regular child support from a parent who should contribute to the child’s well-being. Georgia adopts an income sharing model to calculate child support. This implies that the amount of child supports a parent must pay is dependent on the sum of both parents’ income, minus any deductions. A court will first calculate both parents’ gross yearly income and put the results through a child support calculator that uses Georgia’s child support standards.

Helping You in Divorce

What is the Process for Child support?

Explaining The Child support Process

While the calculator and the guidelines are central to determining child support in Georgia, a court may increase or decrease child support depending on the individual circumstances of both parents and the best interests of the child. Let us help you determine which factors can be considered in your specific situation.

Helping Negotiate Payments

If both sides are unable to reach an agreement, litigation may result. We will help you serve your ex-partner with a child support order directing them to pay the amount determined by the Court. If they decide to appeal the order, they will need to hire their own lawyer to plead the case. 

Protect Your Legal Rights

When it comes to their children, both parents have legal rights, and each circumstance is unique. Unless extenuating circumstances demand otherwise, both parents have the right to proper visitation and financial support, so if you believe your rights are being violated, you have the option of hiring a lawyer to fight for your best interests.

Financially supporting your child is not an option.

We understand the complexities and emotional challenges of navigating child support matters. Our expert team, led by Joanna G. Boyd, will serve as your Atlanta child support lawyers and attorneys, offering guidance and support through every step of the process. Whether you need to establish, modify or enforce a child support order, we are committed to advocating for your rights and the well-being of your children. We strive to provide clear options and the representation you need to achieve a fair resolution, no matter your situation.

What Is The Process for Child Support?

Child support in Georgia involves both statutory guidelines and the nuances of individual circumstances. While a calculator and statewide guidelines provide a baseline for determining child support, every family’s situation is unique. A court may adjust child support obligations to better align with the parent’s financial circumstances and the child’s best interests. Your child support lawyers will guide you through identifying the factors that could influence your specific case. We aim to ensure that the child support arrangement reflects a fair and equitable contribution to your child’s upbringing and welfare.

Explaining The Child support Process

Reaching an amicable agreement on child support can sometimes be challenging. When negotiations stall and litigation seems imminent, it’s crucial to have a steadfast advocate by your side. As your child support attorneys, we’ll represent your interests and ensure your ex-partner is served with a court-mandated child support order. Should your ex-partner contest the order, our role includes steadfastly advocating for your position.

Safeguarding Your Legal Rights and Interests

Every parent’s relationship with their child is governed by legal rights and responsibilities designed to ensure the child’s best interests are always at the forefront. These rights include fair visitation and equitable financial support. If you find yourself in a situation where these rights are compromised, or your ability to contribute to your child’s welfare is challenged, it’s critical to have legal support.

As experienced child support lawyers, we understand the gravity of these situations. We’re here to offer you legal counsel and representation, advocating for what’s justly yours and your child’s, ensuring your rights and interests are protected.

Our Child Supports Lawyers and Attorneys Know What You're Going Through

Founded and operated by Joanna G. Boyd, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, J.G. Boyd Law, LLC is dedicated to serving the local community. Joanna Boyd completed her undergraduate studies at Georgia State University, focusing on Criminology and Sociology, and then pursued her legal education at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.

Get Help From A Child Support Lawyer with J.G. Boyd Law

Getting help can seem daunting, but at J.G. Boyd Law, our child support lawyers are here to simplify the process. Our approach begins with a comprehensive consultation, during which we discuss your unique situation and determine the best course of action. We then guide you through gathering the essential documentation and information needed to establish paternity and accurately calculate the child support you’re owed based on Georgia’s legal guidelines.

Our child support lawyers and attorneys work closely with you throughout this process, offering personalized advice and steadfast support. We do everything we can to safeguard your child’s future and respect your family’s needs. With J.G. Boyd Law by your side, you’re supported at every step, from initial filing to the final order, ensuring your rights and children’s welfare are prioritized.

Let's Secure a Brighter Future for Your Child Together

Navigating child support can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to face it alone. Schedule a consultation with a J.G. Boyd Law child support lawyer today, and take the first step toward securing the support your child deserves and protecting your rights. Our dedicated team is ready to provide you with the guidance, support, and representation you need to navigate this challenging time. Let us help you find a path that honors your child’s best interests and peace of mind.

Frequently Asked Questions: Child Support Lawyer and Attorney Services

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our child support attorney and lawyer services, please take a moment to read the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

A child support lawyer specializes in handling legal cases involving the financial support a non-custodial parent must provide for their child. They assist with establishing, negotiating, modifying and enforcing child support orders, ensuring the child’s financial needs are met while considering the circumstances of both parents.

Consider consulting a child support attorney if you are going through a separation or divorce and need to establish a child support arrangement, wish to modify an existing child support order due to changes in financial circumstances, or need assistance enforcing a child support order.

Yes, a child support lawyer can assist in cases of back owed (arrearage) child support. They can help navigate the legal process to enforce payment, including wage garnishment, seizing tax refunds, or taking other legal actions against the non-paying parent.

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