Child Support refers to a court-ordered series of payments made to the custodial parent to share the cost and provide for the needs and education of the child or children after a divorce or separation. Child support continues until a child reaches the age of 18, finishes high school at a later age, or becomes legally emancipated at an earlier age. The custodial parent does not need to account for the child support he or she receives. Items such as voluntary gifts, clothes, or transportation are not considered child support. Bill has the knowledge and experience to provide you with expert legal assistance in sorting out the child support your children are entitled to. Child support is calculated in Georgia based upon a formula mandated by the Georgia legislature which factors in the income of both parents, health insurance expenses, daycare expenses and numerous other factors. Click on the Child Support Guidelines link here to run some rough calculations for yourself. We will calculate precise figures once we obtain from you the necessary information.
In certain cases, a judge may order the non-custodial parent to pay an additional portion of the child or children’s expenses – above and beyond basic child support. Bill will help you in determine the details of your case and will be a support to you if the non-custodial parent does not meet their legal child support obligations. He can institute steps such as wage garnishment, property liens and income deduction through a court order or judgment in the event payments are not made or fall behind.
Child Support is an essential factor in providing a stable and secure environment for the children affected by divorce or separation. Bill’s skill and expertise can help make this part of the process flow more smoothly. Contact us as soon as possible. Bill represents clients throughout the entire Atlanta area including the communities of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Roswell, Decatur, Marietta, Stone Mountain, Lawrenceville, Cumming, Forsyth County, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Douglasville, Lithonia, Tucker and Snellville. Please click on the bio of William R. Lester here to learn more about his practice or click here to read some client testimonials. Please also feel free to utilize our family law resource links.