Child Support Attorney in Greater Atlanta & Norcross, GA
Raising a child is an expensive ordeal. That is why it is important to seek the help of a child support attorney in Greater Atlanta, GA, to work toward an equitable arrangement. The Blackmon Law Firm represents both payees and payers in cases of child support, making sure that neither party is left shouldering an unfair burden in rearing the child. Custody and support are two of the most contentiously debated issues that arise during divorce proceedings. Our child support lawyer is here to walk you through every step of the process, fighting for your rights and financial needs whether you live in Georgia or Louisiana.
How Child Support Law Works
The payer, also known as the “primary physical custodian, is billed for child support each month and the payee, or “secondary physical custodian,” receives the payment. In the state of Georgia, the Georgia Child Support Commission provides the guidelines that determine the payment. It is based on the level of support the child would receive if both parents were using their combined income to support the child. A skilled lawyer for child support takes into account a variety of factors to help the court make their decision in a manner than is fair for both parties. Besides the gross income of both parents – including wages, commission, income, bonuses, severance pay, retirement income, and self-employment income – the court considers the following:
- Other Children Receiving Child Support
- Extraordinary Medical Expenses
- Extraordinary Educational Costs
- Health Insurance Premiums & Other Work Related Childcare Costs
- Self-Employment Taxes
- Day Care Costs
- Mortgage Payments
- Private School Tuition
Modifying Child Support
Everyone’s financial situation changes throughout life. It is important that no one pays money they can’t afford to pay and equally important that the child receive a fair share of any increases in income. That is where our child support modification lawyer comes in, advocated for either party. If you pay child support and lose your job, it is of the utmost importance that you aren’t punished for being unable to pay. Likewise, if you receive child support and your former partner sees a massive increase in income, it is only fair to the child that they see an increase in the money used to support them.
When you need to apply for modification of child support, depend on the lawyer with more than 25 years of experience. Nathaniel H. Blackmon III is on your side to help guide you through the process of renegotiating child support.
Do not hesitate to call us today for help with child support issues. We are proud to serve Greater Atlanta, GA, and are licensed to represent clients in both Georgia and Louisiana.