Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia

Q: I have an active case with DCSS in GA can I still file child abandonment against the NCP.

Over 6 yrs no contact with our children, more than $20,000 in arrears, over 90 days no payments.

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

A: Yes, you can file for child abandonment. You should also contact a private attorney to see if they can help.

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

A: Yes, you can. That may make you feel better about it, but the bigger issue is getting paid. If he's incarcerated on child abandonment charges, how can he earn money to pay you? The Court will likely incarcerate him for contempt anyway. Depending on the county, they can put him on work release to allow him to work to repay the child support. That's likely your better option.

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