Whether you need to begin receiving child support or modify support you are already receiving or paying, we can help you get through this confusing process. As an Atlanta Child Support attorney, our firm can assist you through the entire process from documentation to trial.
Child support is not only an issue in divorce cases, but can arise in other family law cases such as parenting plan modifications, paternity, non-parental custody, and relocation. The family courts are actually required to ensure that an appropriate child support arrangement is reached in all family law cases that involve children – this is to ensure that parents adequately support their own children rather than the state taxpayers. Child support cases are often complex, requiring representation from a knowledgeable attorney.
Karen Brown-Williams is an Atlanta child support attorney that has represented hundreds of clients with varying child support needs. Our firm is experienced in:
– Establishing child support,
– Modifying child support, and
– Enforcing child support obligations.
Child support payments are calculated based on a statutory formula. To estimate child support obligations in your case, visit the Georgia Child Support Calculator provided by Georgia Child Support Commission.
In Georgia, child support is calculated primarily by determining the net income of both parents. Determining net income is fairly simple in the case of W-2 wage earners with no additional sources of income. Determining net income can become significantly more complex when the party is unemployed, underemployed, a business owner, or receives an irregular income.
To arrive at a fair child support resolution, you need a lawyer who will go to great lengths to obtain the necessary documents that accurately establish net income. At The Williams Firm, P.C, we have achieved countless successful case outcomes for clients, even when net income was difficult to prove.
Enforcing Child Support
When the parent charged with paying child support in Georgia fails to make these payments or make them on time, a private party or the state can file enforcement actions on a child support order. Our Atlanta family law practice has handled many enforcement and contempt actions, and have experience with back support judgments – both for parties pursuing those judgments and for parties defending against them.
Attorney Karen Brown-Williams has experience with child support cases brought by the state as well as child support cases filed through the Division of Child Support.
Contact our office to schedule your child support consultation.