Douglasville Child Support Attorney
The financial contribution expected of each parent in West Georgia child support cases is determined by the Schedule of Basic Child Support Obligations. State law holds both parents equally responsible for the financial responsibility of their children and considers a number of factors when determining that figure. Douglasville child support attorneys understand the need for an accurate accounting and have the experience and knowledge needed to find a correct figure that includes income, as well as the other parent’s involvement in your child’s life and the number of children he or she may have with other partners. Incidental income, such as paying for medical coverage, summer camps, clothing, etc. will also be factored in. As experienced Douglasville divorce attorneys, we know where to look and the questions to ask when seeking child support or alimony, including modifications. Call our team today at 770-999-1545 or toll free at 866-338-0555 to schedule a consultation.
We guide and advise you on your legal rights when you and the other parent of your child or children have reached a mutually agreeable settlement through mediation. Additionally, we vigorously protect your interests when the other parent chooses to be difficult by hiding income, coming to court unprepared for a scheduled case and asking for a continuance, or other delay/avoidance tactics.
Carrollton Child Support Lawyer Help Clients Navigate Financial Difficulties
The recent recession has changed life for many Americans, including parents, and paying or collecting child support may be more difficult now than ever. Douglas County child support lawyers represent parents facing such difficult situations. Some non-custodial parents choose deliberate outright refusal to pay child support, medical insurance payments or other court ordered reimbursements. Carrollton divorce attorney petition the court on your behalf for garnished wages of paychecks, unemployment checks, worker’s compensation payments and federal and/or state income tax refunds and ask for garnishment to be paid directly to the collecting parent. There are other options available, as well, such as jail time or revocation of driver’s license, as well as hunting and fishing licenses. Additionally, fines and interest may be owed on past due amounts.
Serious illness, loss of employment, or other emergencies may create difficulties in meeting the financial obligation of paying child support, despite best intentions. While missing payments can affect credit rating, there are oftentimes situations that leave one side in arrears, derailing the original financial arrangement. Douglasville child support attorneys, Miller & Hightower, help guide you through the process of requesting a child support modification before it grows into an overwhelming problem.
Douglasville Divorce Lawyers Represent Custodial and Non-custodial Parents
We represent Carrollton and Douglasville custodial and non-custodial parents, seeking the best possible agreement that protects the rights of all parties involved and best serves your interests. Email or call a Douglasville child support attorney at Miller & Hightower today at 770-999-1545 or toll free at 866-338-0555 for a free initial consultation.