Taylors, SC asked in Child Support for Georgia

Q: I have 2 jobs if my support is be met by my 1st job can they take child support out of 2nd job as well?

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

A: Child support is based on your full income, which includes both jobs. Once the amount is fixed, they will take out the amount owed. If there is an arrears, that might be taken out as well.

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

A: It sounds like what you are asking is if the Court can "double dip." If the income from the first job satisfies support, and any accompanying arrears, they should clearly not be withholding from another job also. Talk to the child support office about this. If you get nowhere there, contact an attorney. Keep an accounting of any overpayments to ensure you get credit for them.

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