Child Support Enforcement in GA
When parents get divorced in Georgia, they are both still responsible for the financial welfare of their children. During the divorce, an established child support agreement will be determined. The noncustodial parent will be responsible for paying the custodial parent child support to help pay for school, food, shelter, sports, activities, and more. However, sometimes the parent responsible for paying child support fails to meet their obligations. When this occurs, it is possible to go to the courts for help with child support enforcement.
What are the obligations?
Both parents are obligated to support their children financially and emotionally. Therefore, the ordered child support becomes the obligation of the noncustodial parent to pay to the custodial parent to ensure the child is taken care of financially.
What happens when child support payments are not made?
If the parent ordered to pay child support violates or disobeys any child support orders, the judge can punish that parent. If you are the parent who should be receiving child support from the other parent and are not getting the payments, it is best to file a motion for enforcement with the courts. The non-paying parent could be contemptuous and face fines and jail time.
Your Paulding County child support attorney can help you file the court’s motion for missed child support payments.
Can modifications be made?
If there is a significant change in one parent’s income, it is possible to petition the courts to modify the original child support order. A child support attorney in Paulding County GA can help determine if a modification in child support is needed.
How a child support attorney can help
A child support enforcement attorney in Paulding County can help with child support enforcement. If the other parent has not fulfilled their obligations, your attorney can file all necessary paperwork with the courts and appear with you. Call the Law Offices of William R. Pike Law LLC to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.