Gainesville, GA asked in Child Custody for Georgia

Q: I pay child support for 2 children, my oldest 16years old wants to move in with me, will I still have to pay for him?

We have 50-50 custody now, and I pay for my two children, it my oldest who is 16 does not want to live with his mother anymore, do I still have to pay child support for him? Can I just get my child support in half?

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need to file a modification of custody and child support. You cannot just reduce your child support without a court order allowing you to do so.

P. Justin Thrailkill
P. Justin Thrailkill
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  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You need to consult with counsel about a modification of custody and visitation, as well as a modification of support. Without seeing the numbers, it's hard to say exactly what will happen with support based on the new circumstances. It really depends on incomes and what happens with the other child.

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