Augusta Child Support, Modifications Attorney
With more and more children being born out of wedlock, it has become increasingly necessary for the custodial parent (usually the mother) to obtain child support from the non-custodial parent. This is frequently accomplished by filing a paternity suit against the alleged biological father. Once it is determined that person is the father, then the court can set child support in a fair amount according to the Georgia Child Support Guidelines. Applying these guidelines in family law can be a very complicated process, and the services of an experienced attorney can be crucial in assuring it is done correctly.
Obtaining Fair and Reasonable Child Support
The Georgia Child Support Guidelines are established by the state legislature. They rely on an equation that computes a specific amount of child support for each case. It takes a skilled attorney to ensure these guidelines are being used properly and with the correct information. While the incomes of both parents are included in the calculation of child support, there are other important factors that should can be considered before making the final determination, including:
- Medical and health care costs
- Day care expenses
- Educational costs
- Extracurricular activities
Attorney Stephen Hagler understands the importance of helping custodial parents obtain the most fair and reasonable child support, as this calculated amount can have a significant impact on the livelihood and quality of life for both the child and parent. Our legal services include helping you obtain a child support order as well as seeking modifications or enforcing payments for existing child support when appropriate. Modification can be made in situations in which there is a change in income, loss of employment or other major alteration in circumstances.
Stephen Hagler LLC, Attorney at Law has been representing clients in divorce, adoption, child support, custody and other domestic matters for since 1991. He has the experience necessary to help resolve all of the issues that may arise in your domestic case. To schedule a free consultation with a competent family law attorney, contact us today.