Determining Child Support in Georgia

Child support levels in Georgia are determined by the formula contained within the child support guidelines. The guidelines factor in the gross income of each parent, the specific needs of each child and which parent will hold primary physical child custody, among other factors.

At F. Marian Weeks, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we guide you through every step of the process to securing your child support agreement, including walking you through the child support worksheets and what the state calls "income sharing."

It is crucial to have one of our attorneys by your side through every step of this process. Your agreement on child support will hold for several years (likely until your child reaches the age of 18) unless you, your ex-spouse or your child experiences a substantial change of circumstances that affects necessary expenses and standard of living.

You need an advocate and informative guide in this process. We can help you with modification and enforcement (contempt actions), if either are necessary in the future.

Getting Child Support Right

It is in your children's best interests that their standard of living does not change drastically during or following your divorce. Your children will continue to depend on their parents for support and guidance, and their well-being should be your top priority.

It is in your best interests to work with a lawyer who can help make this achievable through the most economic means possible. The Georgia child support guidelines are meant to be fair to both parties, but several variables regarding actual income from month to month, child care and medical expenses, special needs of children and more may allow deviation from certain guidelines or modification of the formula used to determine the level of child support necessary. This is when you want an experienced and detail-oriented lawyer in your corner.

Our Marietta-based attorneys will fight for your appropriate child support agreement and ensure that your children are fully supported in the final outcome.

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We regularly work with clients throughout Cobb County, Cherokee County, Paulding County and surrounding areas. We know the courts and the law. The judges and opposing attorneys know us. Our attorneys bring over 65 years of combined experience to your unique case.

Please call us today at 770-884-6296 or email us to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys. We look forward to speaking with you.