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Child Support, Enforcement, & Modifcations

Child Support Lawyer in Athens, GA

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More than 20 years of experience handling child support issues throughout northern Georgia

As a child of a blended family, Athens, Georgia child support lawyer Michael S. Brown knows the importance of children being supported by both parents and understands that often conditions and situations change requiring cooperation between parents or, in the alternative, court action to modify child support obligations. Recently, Michael Brown was quoted in a news article, stating:

People need to and are required by law to support their children. In today’s economy, though, many people are losing their jobs and either not finding new jobs or taking lower-paying jobs. When that happens, parents should work together to agree to a change in child support obligations that are reasonable; but, if they don’t, the person who lost his or her job and makes less money absolutely must hire an attorney to modify the child support obligation before he or she gets behind on child support and winds up with massive arrearages or even in jail.

What you need to know about child support in Georgia

The child support law in Georgia changed effective Jan. 1, 2007. The new law is based on an income shares model that requires consideration of both parties’ gross income. Courts use detailed child support worksheets, tables and financial affidavits to determine how much each parent should pay or receive.

Athens lawyer Michael Brown can answer your questions about the following:

  • How much will I get for child support after a divorce?
  • How much will I pay for child support?
  • Georgia’s old child support laws compared to current laws
  • New child support laws in Georgia
  • Modification of child support
  • Contempt actions for non-payment of child support
  • Insurance
  • Private schools and Christian schools
  • College expenses
  • Effects of having additional children
  • Getting married or your spouse getting married

An experienced Athens child support lawyer on your side

For more information about child support issues and concerns, call our Athens, GA office today at 706-548-3933 or visit our contact us page to make an appointment to talk to Michael Brown personally and in complete confidence. We never charge for the initial consultation.