Q: Can a judge in Ga honor any agreement my soon to be ex and I agreed on and write it out on the divorce paper?
My soon to be ex agrees to pay more amount of child support than what Ga child support calculator indicates and longer terms (beyond age 18 of our children) in exchange of splitting his retirement pension. My question is can judge honor what we agreed on the child support terms and make it final on the divorce decree? I am afraid after I sign (by letting go of his retirement pension) and judge still orders child support amount and length based on Ga law which will be less amount and shorter terms. Then I will be screwed (because then it will be too late to fight back portion of his retirement pension and will be getting lower child support). ..
A: You need to consult with a lawyer to discuss the terms of your agreement and whether they are in line with Georgia law. If they are not, you could risk giving up rights that you would otherwise be entitled to.
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A: It is likely that the Judge will honor it BUT you really should retain an attorney to help with this to ensure its enforceability. We would be happy to help. Fell free to call our office at 770-723-7211 - and we can schedule a time for a consultation to discuss your options and the best course of action.
A: You absolutely need to hire an attorney to help you. If it is not correctly, you can give up pension rights, and then he can later modify the child support. In short, this is not a good idea.
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