Cullman, AL asked in Child Support for Georgia

Q: After judge signs final divorce and sets child support payment through the court how long does it normally take

My daughter says she has not received any child support from the children's father and it’s been a year. He worked in Georgia for a while and transferred with a company to Alabama. She doesn’t work and I am doing all I can to support them and myself.

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

A: The child supp rot should have started immediately. She needs to see an attorney as soon as possible to file for contempt.

Patrick L. Meriwether
Patrick L. Meriwether
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  • Woodstock, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Typically, the father is supposed to start making payments to the mother on a monthly basis immediately following the Court order. She has two choices at this point. Hire an attorney for file for contempt, or go to child support services. With child support services, Georgia will transfer it to Alabama, where he is currently working. As with most governmental agencies, this can take time. But, they can suspend driver’s licenses and seize IRS refunds to enforce an order. It may be worth it to you to at least consult with a lawyer to determine which option would be in your daughter’s best interest.

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