Atlanta, GA asked in Child Support for Georgia

Q: My husband was awarded physical custody of his son. The mother gets him every other weekend. She lived in SC, so she

received a travel deviation for her support amount. She has been staying with a friend in Georgia ever since the final order but won't admit it. She lives right down the street from us. She was ordered to pay $305/month with a $200 deviation...making her payment amount only $105. (She won't even pay that). What can we do? The final order states that if she moves back to GA then she will no longer receive the deviation, so she is purposely hiding where she lives.

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Regina Irene Edwards

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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You probably should do nothing. The travel deviation probably isn't enough to spend thousands in attorneys fees arguing over a few dollars in child support. He got custody, which was the most important thing, so sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone.

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P. Justin Thrailkill

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  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: If you can prove she still lives there, you could file a motion to modify based upon that. However, if this is a temporary situation, and she's headed to South Carolina, I wouldn't waste my time.

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