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Q: I pay $600 per month for 2 kids. Should I still be paying the same amount if one child is now 23 and not in college?

My divorce papers state that I pay $500 per month for two kids. When my son graduated I was informed that I must still pay $500 because it didn't state $250 per child. Since I owe back child support, I pay $600 per month. The monthly support should have been reduced to $250 for the one... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 31, 2020

Your child support doesn't necessarily go down because one child graduated. If you make more money than you did when the support was calculated, it's possible the support could even go up. $600 is not a lot to pay, so you might be better off just continuing as is. Or, you can file a... Read more »

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Q: Is child support/alimony considered late due to the bank transfer taking 3 business days?

I pay 2750 a month in combined child support and alimony on the 1st and 15th of each month, and I set up a payment through my bank into my ex’s bank typically a week before it’s due. The money always comes out of my account before the 1st or the 15th, but sometimes my ex gets it late due to the... Read more »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Dec 30, 2020

With respect to child support and I suspect spousal maintenance as well the answer is “no”. While it is “due” on the 1st, it is not uncharacteristic for it to be paid on a person’s pay period end date, usually twice a month. For that reason, it is typical that a month’s support is not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I recently was sent child support papers. Should I keep sending money to her or wait until the court day.

I was sending 600 a month for my kids to her and taking care of anything else the kids need school, sports, child care, cloths, trips,doctor co pays and bills. I have them on my insurance. Just unsure if I need to keep sending her money up until court or stop until we go to court and there is a... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 29, 2020

Yes, you should continue to send support.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Is my ex husband legally allowed to refuse my rights to visitation with my son if I owe back child support

I've been in and out of the hospital for the past four years and have been homeless for three years of that. My ex-husband, with whom I share joint custody, yesterday refused to allow me to see, talk to, and spend time with my son. He claims that legally he had the right to refuse me... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Dec 21, 2020

I agree with my colleague. The child support should not stand in the way of being able to visit with the child. However, since four years has passed since you have seen the kids it would be a good idea to work with someone to help insure that things go well getting back into the visits.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My Wife received an "Inheritance" Check.

From Georgia. She received this Money for her Dad's house from her Grandparents recently, but she was not 18 when he died, there wasn't a Will and they were on the loan financing the construction of the house and own the property it sits on. She was also never put on any legal... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 20, 2020

Whether the money is an inheritance or a gift - it doesn't matter. That is her premarital money and you are not entitled to it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How do you appeal a child support order when I found proof of $4000 he removed from our joint account and never replaced

We had an administrative hearing and my ex lied about a check I deposited into his account for child support. The account later became a joint account but he removed $4000 to his personal savings account that I had no access to. He claimed we both used the $5500 but I found proof after the hearing.... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Dec 9, 2020

You may not be able to do anything. Evidence you found after the fact that you could have found before is not a reason to reopen a case,

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Adoption and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: What forms do I need to file or how do I do a petition in Georgia to reverse a adoption
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Dec 3, 2020

Adoption issues are something that you usually can’t do on your own. It would be wise to at least consult with an attorney who can review the facts of the case in detail and present you with the options, as well as provide you with direction for the proper course of action to take.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Georgia on
Q: Is there a law in Georgia that states a divorced parent can't move out of state?
Samantha A Holloway
Samantha A Holloway answered on Nov 8, 2020

I’m not aware of a law that prohibits a divorced parent to move out of state. However most parenting plans contain a provision that requires parents to notify each other in advance when they are moving.

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If the divorced father doesn't work will/can the courts consider/touch his new wife's income?
Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Nov 8, 2020

No. The new spouse's income is not factored into a child support order. However, just because he refuses to be employed does not mean that the court can not impute him at an income commensurate with what he has the ability to make.

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I've been paying child support for 18 years and have back pay in North Carolina and I stay in Georgia. A home dna test

by my mother and come to find out the kids are not mine. So how can I handle this to get rid of my back child support and or if I can get some money back

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2020

If there was an Order establishing paternity, you will not be able to get the child support you have paid, or owe back. Did you do a DNA test at the time child support was originally put in place?

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Child Support for both girls? One is his biological the other mine and he supports.
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2020

He's only obligated to pay support for his 1 child.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Will, I revived child support for both girls, and am I entitled to alimony? I've been a stay at mom for 5 years

I am wanting to file for divorce from my husband of almost 8 years. I have been a stay at home mom for most of those ye

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 28, 2020

If you have custody of the children you should receive child support. It is likely that you will get some alimony for a period of time if you don't earn an income. Call us to help you get things in order.

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3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: My ex wife owes me 22000 in support for our 2 kids, now she wants to fight for custody because she can't pay, can she
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 24, 2020

Yes, she can file for custody. The money will still be owed. You should immediately file a contempt action for the money that is owed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Recieved final divorce papers, but no child support order. What should i do?

I received the final papers for my divorce in the mail, but I did not receive any orders for child support. But the initial papers that I saw had child support papers attached, but the final order does not.

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 22, 2020

You can contact the court to determine if you are missing a portion of the final orders that address child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Child support order says stops at 18, will it need to continue if still in school.

In the court documents, the first paragraph (a) states "beyond 18 for highschool", and the second paragraph (b) says "stops at age 18". The exwife chose the second paragraph. My husband is concerned he will still have to pay throughout highschool. My understanding is that when... Read more »

Ellaretha Coleman
Ellaretha Coleman answered on Oct 22, 2020

The order controls. If the order states, stops at 18, it stops at 18 unless a modification is filed prior to the child's 18th birthdate.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Can I get my child support lowered

I’m on child support for one kid, almost $500 a month... I have 2 more kids by a different girl...can I get it lowered.. if so what are the steps

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 22, 2020

Possibly. If the other 2 children are under a support order that you are paying, of if they live with you, the court can apply a deviation to the child support worksheet. The number may or may not go down depending on your respective incomes.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Is the non-custodial parent still responsible for child support if he or she remarries the same person?

My sister divorced her husband for the first time in 1998. He was ordered to pay child support and never did. They remarried each other July 2020. However, they recently divorced again. (October 2020) Is he still responsible for the child support from the first divorce?

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Oct 20, 2020

Technically, yes he is. However, we would need to find out why it wasn't handled in the most recent divorce. Have your sister call us to schedule a consultation so we can review the specifics of her case and formulate a plan to move forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If im married we have joint custody right ?I applied to put myself on child support, she hasn't responded to DCSS

what should i expect after her not responding? we ultimately share custody since we are married and got married in the state of texas when i was in the army, so the only thing that's a problem is that she is in GA and she doesn't let me see our child she keeps me from her she'll say... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 13, 2020

You need to file for divorce to address the parenting time issues.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Georgia on
Q: I was divorced in 2005 and granted $400 a month in child support I have not received any thing from him since 2008.

How do I go about collecting the back owed support. She is now 19. he before stopping the payments he paid me in cash and i gave him receipts.

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Oct 11, 2020

Contact an attorney who can assist you filing for contempt.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Collections for Georgia on
Q: I am on SSI. And child support collection unit withheld my stimulus check and have placed judgements against me.

Can I get my money back?

Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson answered on Oct 9, 2020

One of the few things that SSI can be garnished for is child support. Have your children applied for benefits directly from SSI?

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