An Experienced And Effective Marietta Child Support Attorney
Georgia’s family law courts often order noncustodial parents or joint custodial parents with a higher income in a divorce, paternity or legitimation case to pay child support to the other parent. The legal battles involved in these orders can feel overwhelming and emotional for every party involved. If you face a child support fight, you need a lawyer who will represent your interests and fight to get a fair amount.
At Young Law Firm, LLC, our family law attorney uses her more than 35 years of experience to help clients in Georgia get fair child support orders. Attorney Diana Whipkey Young will examine every detail in your case and then create a personalized strategy for your child support matter. You can learn more about how our attorney can help by scheduling a free consultation at our Marietta office. Please call us at 770-615-7248 to set up your free, 30-minute consultation.
How Is Child Support Determined?
Georgia courts must determine the amount of child support to be paid by considering many factors and applying the Georgia Child Support Guidelines. One of the most critical factors that judges and juries consider when deciding a child support award is each parent’s gross income. Juries and judges may determine income based upon testimony or from documentary evidence admitted, such as:
- Pay stubs
- W-2 forms
- 1099 forms
- Tax returns
- Bank statements
- The Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit, which is required to be filed in the case
If one parent provides health, dental or vision insurance to the child, those costs for that parent are considered when determining the child support award. Other extenuating factors include:
- Child care expenses required to allow a parent to work
- Summer camp expenses
- Extraordinary medical expenses
Above all, an experienced child support attorney can make a big difference in the factors that are considered and ultimately the amount of child support awarded. Attorney Diana Whipkey Young can effectively represent your child support case and work to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.
Helping Parents Enforce Support Orders
If a parent does not pay child support when ordered, the other parent has several ways to collect payment. A garnishment action can be filed if the child support has not been paid for more than 30 days. This type of action will allow the owed parent to collect unpaid support. Other options include an income deduction order and a contempt action.
Our experienced attorney can help decide what child support order to use for your specific situation. She will also assist you in collecting child support if the other parent still refuses to pay. She will take every action that she can on your behalf and work to get your outstanding support.
Learn More In Your Free Consultation With A Child Support Attorney
If you are concerned about child support obligations, call 770-615-7248 or contact us online to set up your free, 30-minute initial consultation with our Marietta child support attorney. For our clients’ convenience, we accept all major credit cards. We serve clients in Cobb County, Paulding County, Bartow County, and Cherokee County.