Whether you are seeking child support in the wake of a divorce or outside the bounds of marriage, the child support lawyers at Rubin Family Law can help. In addition to our capabilities in establishing paternity and navigating child custody agreements, our experts can help parents pursue the best financial support options for their children.
Seeking Child Support in Georgia
Child support is always enforced for the benefit of the child. The laws in Georgia state that parents must provide for their children until they reach the age of 18 or graduate from high school. Children depend on their parents for essentials like food, clothing, shelter, health care, and more. One parent should not have to bear this financial responsibility alone, especially when the non-custodial parent can assist monetarily.
Our team understands the stress of providing more than you can handle for your family. At Rubin Family Law, we can lead you through the legal avenues necessary to obtain or provide fair financial assistance for your child.
Child Support Calculation Process
The court calculates the monthly amount of child support to be paid using a structured formula based that shares the support obligation between the parents. Through this model, the court estimates how much would be spent on the child if the parents were together. They then divide that amount between each parent proportionately based on income. The court also considers who pays for the child’s health insurance, childcare, or other needs and adjusts the calculation accordingly.
Once a judge issues the child support order, it is enforced immediately, and both parents must adhere to the terms.
Failure to Make a Payment
It is crucial to adhere to the terms of the court order, and that includes making payments on time. Failure to do so could lead to fines, jail time, or both. Our team can file contempt actions against the nonpaying party or offer defense against a citation of contempt if you have been wrongfully accused of not making payments.
Modifying the Terms
As time goes on, circumstances in the family often change. Parents may lose their jobs, one or both sides could remarry, or one of the children could reach 18 years of age. No matter the adjustment, changes in circumstance require modifications to the terms of the order. Our team will handle the legal process necessary to modify the terms of your current child support order.
Ensure Financial Stability for Your Children with Rubin Family Law
If you need to pursue a court order for child support, ensure fairness within the order, modify the order, or defend yourself against accusations regarding the order, you need strong representation from Atlanta’s trusted child support lawyer. Our expert legal team understands the nuances surrounding Georgia law, and will fight for you and your children at every step to establish proper child support payments.
A word from our client
“Kevin Rubin epitomizes professionalism and integrity, always striving to serve his clients in the most honest, ethical way possible. He is smart, bold and compassionate, a trait that is sometimes missing in family law attorneys. Kevin is a “family man” and treats everyone with respect, as he would do his own family. I was humbled to be represented by him and also proud to call him a friend.” – Rebecca