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Child Custody & Child Support Archives

Court not necessary to handle child custody or support issues

Divorce is not the easiest thing to get through, and even when all is said and done, issues may arise that need addressing again -- especially if you have children. Not all parents find it easy to come to agreeable child custody or support terms. This does not mean that a Georgia court will get to decide these terms for you. You may be able to mediate the matter successfully.

Georgia child support Q and A

Divorcing couples who have children to consider are likely to have questions about how much each parent has to provide in monetary support for them every month. State laws do require both parents to provide financially for their children, so how does the state decide how much each parent is required to pay and which parent has to make the payment -- particularly in shared custody cases? Here are some answers to the common questions asked about child support in Georgia.

Holidays are around the corner, is your custody plan ready?

It is hard to believe fall is here and the holidays are just around the corner. When you have children, this time of year just seems to fly by thanks to school, sports and various other activities. While it may seem like there is time to wait, now is the time to look ahead to holiday schedules in order to make sure your custody plan is up to snuff. If it is not, you may want to consider a modification to your plan, which can be achieved by filing a request in a Georgia court or working out a new agreement with your ex.

Achieving a fair child support order is not always easy

When ending your marriage, you have a lot on your plate -- especially if children are involved. You want to make sure you walk away from the relationship in a position to take care of yourself and your children. The state of Georgia requires that child support be paid to ensure that children's basic needs are met. Now, depending on what side of the fence you are on, you may end up paying or receiving child support, and the amount you get or have to pay could greatly affect your financial situation post-divorce.

Social media usage can affect your child custody arrangement

Divorce is difficult and stressful without social media messing it up. Unfortunately, many people in Georgia and elsewhere find out the hard way that what they post online can hurt them and their families. For example, social media content can hurt or help one's child custody wishes.

On disability and have to pay child support: how does that work?

For various reasons, many Georgia residents receive disability benefits. This is income offered through a federal benefit for individuals who are not able to work. It may not be a lot, but it is generally enough to cover one's expenses. One's benefit may fall short if a child support order is in the picture.

Stevie J in trouble for not paying child support or taxes

Many Georgia residents have heard of Stevie J. He is the star of the reality show Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta. His work has made him a lot of money over the years. Unfortunately, he did not see the need to use any of it to care for his child or pay his taxes. He is now on the hook for unpaid child support and back taxes.

Will your child custody agreement work this coming school year?

While it may only be the middle of summer, the school year is fast approaching. Even if you do not want to think about it, now is a good time to review your child custody agreement and make sure it will still work when the kids head back to school. Some parents in Georgia may find modifications are necessary.

A woman's attempt to collect child support went too far

A Georgia woman has found herself in a whole lot of legal trouble for her attempt to collect financial support from her child's father. While there is nothing wrong with wanting to enforce a child support order, there is a right way to go about doing it. The lesson here is simple, think about the long-term consequences before acting.

Brad Pitt makes a case for child custody modification

Figuring out who should maintain custody of children when going through the divorce process is rarely if ever easy to do. Parents often struggle to agree on what type of child custody arrangement will best serve their family in the long run. Sometimes, initial plans turn out to do more harm than good. When this happens, parents in Georgia and elsewhere may have the ability to seek order modifications to correct the issue.

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