Child Support Worksheet Lawyer in Cobb County
A child support worksheet is required in all situations where child support will be awarded. Georgia has had some recent changes with regard to the worksheet, so it is important to seek help from a lawyer who understands these changes. At the law office of F. Marian Weeks, our team is prepared to help you through the process.
Located in Marietta, our firm represents mothers and fathers in a wide range of family law issues. Our firm is led by Marian Weeks, a lawyer with more than 30 years of legal experience. She and our staff are friendly, knowledgeable of the law and have a proven track record advocating for clients. Because we focus exclusively on family law matters we feel we can most appropriately help our clients with their unique legal issues.
Child Support Worksheets — What Do I Need to Know?
Georgia now has what is called income-sharing when determining child support. The child support worksheet is prepared with a state program on the computer with help from your lawyer. While the basic child support amounts are determined by the state, it is important to work with an experienced family law attorney. An experienced family lawyer will know how to consider what should be included in all income sources, and deviations in determining the final amount. The courts will take into consideration income and costs including:
- Bonuses and overtime
- Rental income
- Day care costs
- Extracurricular activities
- Special educational needs
- Medical needs
- Any other form of income from other sources
The court will also consider how many children support is being paid for, including children from a previous marriage or family. The costs for medical, dental, extracurricular activities and more will be divided based on income-sharing figures. Once the child support worksheet is finalized, it will be included in the final order. If a modification of child support is needed in the future, a new child support worksheet will be prepared to include the updated incomes and costs.
We Are Here to Help
At the law office of F. Marian Weeks, we take a hands-on approach to working with our clients with regard to the child support worksheet. It is very detailed and requires a significant amount of information. We will help explain what receipts you will need to provide and what documentation we will need. Then, we will guide you through the entire process of creating the worksheet. We are here to answer questions and make sure you understand the process clearly.
Contact a Cherokee County Attorney for Child Support Orders
To schedule a free 30-minute consultation, please contact our firm at 770-884-6296 or 866-435-8732. Our child support worksheet attorney in Cobb County handles matters in Marietta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas of Cobb County, Cherokee County, Forsyth County, Douglas County, Paulding County and Bartow County.