Georgia Child Support Questions & Answers

Q: My husband is worried that the judge will order him to be locked up after non child support payments, is that possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If the court order wasn't changed, he owes her the full child support. He needs to start making payments and exhaust all efforts to pay the money he owes. He also needs to hire an attorney and file for the modification to stop the payments, have her pay him and to change custody.

Q: My daughter was removed from my home for being a threat to my other children. State wants child support. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 8, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
If she is in DFCS care you are going to have to pay child support. You need to speak with someone about representation in the juvenile court case. You are entitled to court appointed representation in a juvenile dependency case if you meet the income requirements.

I've dealt with this situation before, and there really isn't a good resolution other than to see that the child gets the mental health treatment they need to keep her and the other children safe. DFCS should be able to...

Q: How do expenses for a current family impact child support sought by GA for a 10 yr old the father did not know about?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The father will get a credit for having 2 children in his home.

Q: What if any responsibility is there to a present spouse of a person facing a support order for a child with another?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
A Wife has zero responsibility towards the support obligations of a spouse. Taxes and accounts should be kept separate, because joint accounts can be garnished if there is an arrears.

Q: Where can I get the worksheet to determine child support including all aspects of a financial responsibility?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 5, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
https://csconlinecalc.georgiacourts.gov/frontend/web/index.php

Q: My ex defraud the state for benefits and she had to pay the money back. but I still have to pay the money back in child

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
Your child support is not affected by a separate case. If you think your child support was wrongly set based up her under reporting of income, then you should hire and attorney and apply for a modification.

Q: Can I sue my ex for overpayment in CS?

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 28, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
Nope. That's all on you. Anything you paid over and above what you were supposed to pay would be considered a gift at this point.

Q: Do we need to hire an attorney to stop child support for adult children? This is not back pay.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 27, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
You'll need an order stopping the income deduction order. Consult with counsel to discuss the process and to review the order. That wording does sound unusual, but that doesn't mean it is wrong.

Q: I got married when i was still in high school and i was pregnant and i have never had a job. will i get alimony?

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 24, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
Possibly. There are a number of factors that go into an alimony determination. The court will not only look at your financial need, but also his ability to pay support. You should speak with a family law attorney to determine your options based on the specific facts of your case.

Q: If NCP remarries, does the child support amount included the income from the new spouse?

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 18, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
No. Only the income of the parents are considered for determination of child support.

Q: I am paying child support and unable to see my son.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 17, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
If you haven't legitimated, you have no rights to your child at all. You need to speak with an experienced attorney about establishing custody and parenting time rights.

Q: What can the NCP do without paying excessive attorney fees when a CP kicked the child out the house?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case, present you with the options, and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

Q: If the NCP is awarded custody and becomes the CP, does this remove the child support order? Is a separate motion to

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 12, 2019
Ellaretha Coleman's answer
The new order should supersede the prior order on child support. However, if the child support is being collected by DHS, you may need to forward a copy of the new order to terminate the child support withholding.

Q: I am the non custodial parent, the custodial parent passed away in oct of 2018, im still paying support . and my taxes

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 11, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
The question is, "where is the child?" If you don't have the child, you still have an obligation to pay support to someone. Talk to counsel about your options to clear this up.

Q: Who pays for extra curricular activities for the children

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 3, 2019
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The child support order should state. If it does not require the non custodial parent to pay extracurriculars, and just has an amount, then the custodial parent pays.

Q: Paper states that I pay child support until child becomes 18 years of age, dies, married or otherwise enrolled in and

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 1, 2019
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
If the child has not graduated from high school, you still need to pay. It is not terminated until the child is no longer enrolled full time. Dual enrollment means the child is enrolled in high school and college at the same time.

Q: The mother has kept my children from me for a year. I am living in texas now they are in ga. What can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jan 29, 2019
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. There are facts of your case that need to be reviewed in detail, such as what your custody order was, to see if she is in contempt. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com

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