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What Happens to Child Support When Your Child Graduates?

Most child support orders expire when a child turns eighteen and graduates from high school.  So, what happens when you reach that day?  First, make sure you have a clear understanding of your child support order.  Then, determine if child support should stop or be reduced.  If child support is being paid directly between the parties, and support is scheduled …

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Can’t We Just Agree? (The Dangers of Modifying a Custody Agreement Without Going to Court)

Hands of parents fighting over their son each pulling him their way.

Many parents work well together after a divorce, and sometimes they make changes regarding custody and child support without going to court, because they are getting along so well.  Minor changes in a visitation schedule are fine, as long as both parties agree.  However, major changes like a child going to live with the other parent, or reducing or stopping …

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When and How to Enforce Child Support Orders

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Raising children is expensive.  According to an article on CNN Money, recent estimates put the expense at approximately $245,000 (and that doesn’t include college!).  Considering the nearly insurmountable costs of raising a child, why should any parent do it alone?  If you are a single parent not receiving court-ordered child support, here are some things to consider: 1) You can …

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Modification of Child Support When A Child Turns 18

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A non-custodial parent subject to an order for child support for more than one child should review his (or her) child support obligation when the oldest child turns 18.  When that happens, it is appropriate for the non-custodial parent to seek a modification of child support to reflect an accurate support amount for the remaining number of minor children the …

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Can we agree to zero child support?

Child Support

Many couples seek to resolve their differences and divorce amicably.  Often, as part of their discussions regarding divorce, they agree that no child support will exchange hands. Sometimes the agreement is based on a promise that both parents will continue to provide everything the children need.  Other times it is based on an agreement that both parents will have equal …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia? Part 3 – Expenses

Georgia Child Support Worksheet Schedule D Expenses

PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to have child support calculated for a divorce, legitimation, …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia? Part 2 – Income

Georgia Child Support Worksheet Schedule A - Income

PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to have child support calculated for a divorce, legitimation, …

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How is Child Support Calculated in Georgia?

Child Support Workseet

Part 1 – Demystifying the Child Support Worksheet PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this series is to explain some of the general principles of calculating child support under Georgia Law.  It is impossible to explain how child support is handled in every divorce case, because each case is unique, with it’s own special facts and circumstances.  If you need to …

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Child Support: What happens if I lose my job?

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Once child support is ordered by the Court, your obligation to pay continues until the Court changes it.  In many situations, the custodial parent may be willing to fore-go payments or accept a lesser amount, but such an agreement, even if put in writing, does not alleviate your legal obligation to pay child support according to the order of the …

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