Augusta Child Support Lawyers
Child support is determined by the Georgia Child Support Guidelines, which is essentially an equation that computes child support. These guidelines are established by the state legislature and use factors such as the income of both parents to calculate the child support amount. However, judges do have the discretion to consider other factors before making the final determination such as:
- Medical and health care costs
- Day care expenses
- Educational costs
- Extracurricular activities
Having a highly skilled and experienced family law attorney to represent you in child support matters can help you obtain the most fair and reasonable child support order possible for your case. At Shepard, Plunkett & Hamilton, LLP , our Augusta family law attorneys help mothers and fathers with their child support cases. We can help you calculate and obtain a child support order, seek modifications and enforce payments that are in arrears. If paternity and legitimation needs to be established we can also assist with that.
For assistance with all your child support needs, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation regarding your child support case. Our firm has offices in both Augusta and Evans, Georgia.
In order to modify an existing child support order, there usually must be a substantial change in circumstances, such as change in income, loss of employment or change in custody arrangements. We can help you with child support modifications in order to best reflect your current existing circumstances.
Child Support Enforcement
While Child Support Services do offer enforcement services, a better alternative is to seek a private action to enforce child support payments. Private actions to collect child support are generally faster and more efficient. At our firm, we can represent you in a private action in order to collect unpaid or late child support.
Defense Against Enforcement
If you are facing contempt or enforcement actions for child support payments, we can defend you. We understand that there are those situations that are out of your control, such as losing your job or falling ill. We are here to provide effective and experienced defense on your behalf.
Contact Our Experienced Evans Divorce Attorneys
The Augusta child support attorneys at our firm work hard to serve your best interests and those of your child. Whether you are seeking child support, child support modifications, enforcement or defense against enforcement, our attorneys will resolve your case efficiently and effectively. Contact us today for an initial consultation regarding your child support case.