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Claridge Law Firm
344 Telfair Street
Augusta, GA 30901

Fax: 706-722-7834
Phone: 706-722-7798
Augusta Law Office

Child Support & Modifications

Experienced Child Support Attorneys ◊ Augusta, Georgia, Law Firm

Every child has the right to receive material support from both parents. Child support is calculated based on an equation set forth in Georgia's family law statutes.

At Claridge Law Firm, we understand the importance of family law matters. Our lawyers provide personal, experienced and cost-effective representation to help make sure our clients' right are protected and their children receive the support they deserve.

For a free consultation with on of our attorneys, call us at 706-722-7798 or contact our offices online today. We look forward to helping you resolve your issue.

How Child Support is Calculated

In the past, child support in Georgia was calculated solely as a percentage of the paying parent's income. Now, child support calculations factor in both parents' incomes as well as the child's health insurance and certain aspects of the child custody arrangement. You should speak with a lawyer to find out how this will affect your specific situation.

Child Support Modifications

Child support arrangements can be modified as the circumstances of the parties involved change. If either parent experiences a significant change in income, if new, unexpected expenses crop up, or if the expenses associated with raising the child change, then either parent can file a request for a child support modification.

We can help you file a motion for a modification, or we can help you resist one if the other party is trying to make a modification that you feel is unfair.

Enforcement

If either parent violates the child support arrangement, he or she can be threatened with an enforcement action by the Georgia family court. If the threat of action doesn't bring about the desired result, we can help you file a motion for contempt. We also defend against enforcement and contempt actions.

To schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at Claridge Law Firm call us today at 706-722-7798 or contact online.