Georgia Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: MY HUSBAND TOOK MY 3 KIDS BACK IN OCT 2017 HE WONT LET ME SEE THEM OR GIVE THEM BACK AND AM WORRIED

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Mr. Samuel E. Thomas' answer
Why not file for divorce and enforce your custodial rights as their mother? It is time to act here.

Q: Can stepparent adopt my child if I am not legitimized and haven't paid child support but have maintained regular contact

1 Answer | Asked in Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Mr. Samuel E. Thomas' answer
You probably want to get an attorney for this situation. Is it possible? Maybe. I would need more facts before giving a true assessment. You have a complicated matter and representing yourself would not be wise.

Q: My child support order states my ex will receive a $200 travel deviation unless she moves back to GA. If she moved

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You are asking for specific advice about an order that we haven't seen that you yourself say is vague. The only way to get advice about this issue is to go see a family law attorney, and have them review your order and give you advice.

Q: My husband was awarded physical custody of his son. The mother gets him every other weekend. She lived in SC, so she

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You probably should do nothing. The travel deviation probably isn't enough to spend thousands in attorneys fees arguing over a few dollars in child support. He got custody, which was the most important thing, so sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone.

Q: I dont got that kind of money i still havent been able to het legetimized

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 6, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If you are having trouble getting legitimized through the court on your own, it may be your best bet to save up your resources to hire an attorney. I recognize that lawyers are expensive, but we know the legal process and are often able to cut through a lot of the red tape to get results efficiently.

Q: Looking for a lawyers help in a child support case ongoing in greene country GA

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Allen C. Ladd's answer
I don't know if this is an immigration case in any respect but as I am a Georgia-licensed attorney I will advise you to call the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta and ask for their Lawyer Referral Service, and then ask for help with a family lawyer in Greene County. Your best option may be in Augusta to the east or Atlanta to the west, but ask for a full list for the state if necessary and go over it. You may be lucky and get a lawyer right where you are, or the next county over. Keep an open...

Q: How does child support work in GA if there are 3 kids... 1 of which lives with the father and 2 live with the mother?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
That is a complicated scenario and you should consult with an attorney. Two child support worksheets would have to be done. If 1 lives with the father and 2 with the mother, AND the father makes equal or more than the mother, then father would probably pay something, but it's best to have an attorney run the numbers.

Q: How do i go about trying to take the mother ti court .she was arrested for fva trying to beat her mom up with child ther

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 4, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
If you have concerns with the child's safety while with the mom, you would need to petition the court for custody or for a modification of custody if there is currently a custody order. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible while the allegations are fresh.

Q: Does it say age 19 just in case she may have still been in high school?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Follow what the decree says. You were there, I wasn't. I cannot tell you why it was written that way. It is unusual, but the plain language of the order is clear if that is what it says.

Q: If my child has graduated high school & turned 18 does my support end? My final decree says 19 or graduates high school.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Your decree is what controls. If that is what it says, that is what you do.

Q: I have a divorce decree and child support order in Alabama but live in Georgia. How do I get enforcement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You can register and enforce the order in Georgia. An attorney can help you with this.

Q: Can the mother and father live together if the father is on child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Yes, but he still has to pay the child support order.

Q: Do I still have to continue paying court ordered child support to my ex if her mother was granted temporary custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 24, 2018
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
You need to file a modification action to address the child support issue if the mother no longer has custody of the child.

Q: I already have an existing child support order for one child in Georgia the mother of my recently tried to file in texas

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 19, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
If she lives in Texas, you need to speak with a Texas attorney about the process for legitimation there.

Q: How can I pay child support and never taking a DNA or not sigh a berth etc

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 18, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Sounds like you probably missed a hearing. Talk to an attorney and provide more information about when child support started and where the order came from.

Q: Do I have to have a lawyer to terminate child support when my child turns 18? She dropped out of school. I am the NCP.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 13, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
You need to bring your order to an attorney to discuss. If your child is 18 and no longer in school, generally child support is not still owed, but that depends on what the child support paperwork says.

Q: Can Child S. Agency make a father continue paying Child Support past age 18 even if child is still in High School.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 12, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Yes. if the child is still in high school, support stops at age 20.

Q: Does child support continue to accumulate if the payee goes to prison?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Yes, child support accrues even while someone is in prison. You could file for a modification of support, but, if they are in prison, it's hard to argue their earning capacity hasn't been diminished.

Q: Recently won custody of 15 yo son. Child support stopped but sent payment to another mother who refuses to give it back.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Dec 7, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Even though they screwed up, unfortunately, you can't get this back. Just deduct it from what you would've paid her for next month. Make sure they account for it in their system to show the overpayment.

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