Warner Robins, GA asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Support and Collections for Georgia

Q: Childsupport enforcement let my ex husband close the case because I'll filed contempt charges against him for childcare.

Childsupport couldn't enforce the divided amont of childcare in the final decree because it was separate from childsupport. Now childsupport enforcement think im trying to double dip when my divorce decree states a certain amount for childcare and childsupport. Childsupport enforcement says I can open my case back when the judge decided on what should be paid. I was told he still has to pay for childsupport even though its not enforced. Any advice on upcoming contempt I've filed against ex.

2 Lawyer Answers
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You are right. He does still owe for child support even if not being enforced by the child support enforcement agency. If he has also stopped paying his ongoing child support, you should amend your petition for contempt to also include these amounts so that the judge may rule on that issue in the upcoming contempt hearing.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: He should still be paying child support and if he's not he may be in contempt. I agree with my colleague in that you will want to amend your petition so that this is addressed. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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