Buford, GA asked in Family Law for Georgia

Q: I pay $950 in childsupport for my daughter every month, her mom made her get a job and our daughter has to use her own

Working Money to buy everything for herself. Ex said since our daughter has a job she doesn’t need to use the childsupport money for her. can I go back to court and modify childsupport since my daughter is working and buying her own things?

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

A: You likely are not going to get a decrease based on these facts. Your daughter is not paying rent or utilities - things child support covers. If she has a job to buy extras, like clothes she wants and going to the movies, that doesn't mean you get a reduction in child support.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your child's income will not be considered in determining your child support obligation.

Priscilla T. Upshaw and Homer P Jordan IV agree with this answer

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
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  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with the previous answer. Your daughter’s income covers incidentals whereas the child support you provide covers her needs.

If your ex received a raise or starting earning higher income, this would be adequate grounds for modification.

Consider consulting an attorney who can guide you through the process. We are glad to assist you.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

Homer P Jordan IV agrees with this answer

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleagues, your child’s income will not be taken into consideration when it comes to child support. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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