Challenges in determining child support in Georgia

Child support can be complicated even in the most simple of cases. Whenever there is anything to complicate matters – and there usually is – determining child support in a divorce or separation becomes even more challenging. Understanding the various challenges in Georgia child support determinations will help you approach your case with more knowledge […]

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Unstable retirement economics demand a strategic approach to divorce

Many people take a minimalist approach to divorces, especially when it comes to the financial aspects of divorce. For many divorcing parties, simply getting through the divorce as quickly as possible and moving on with life are the most important goals, so they don’t pay adequate attention to the financial considerations involved. Although the goal […]

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What are employers required to report concerning child support? – II

Last time, we began discussing how those individuals fortunate enough to land a new job may not realize that while they are busy acclimating to their position, their new employer may be busy submitting their personal information to a state-run child support database. While this may sound somewhat sinister, we discussed how the reality is […]

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What are employers required to report concerning child support?

When a person receives the news that they’ve been hired, it’s understandably cause for celebration. However, this celebration may prove to be short-lived once the person actually reports for work, as they will soon find themselves inundated with forms to sign, people to meet, policies with which to familiarize themselves and, of course, duties to […]

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How convenience stores are improving child support collection

Agencies across the nation — including here in Georgia — have made remarkable strides over the last several decades in expanding the child support payment options available to parents. Indeed, in addition to more traditional methods such as in-person payments and payments by mail or over the phone, parents can now rely on auto deductions […]

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What do people really think about the nation’s child support models?

In a post last week, our blog spent some time discussing the various models used by the 50 states in calculating child support. To recap, Georgia and 37 other states use the income shares model, which calls for the respective income of the custodial and the noncustodial parent to be considered in determining the amount […]

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How is child support calculated among the 50 states?

It may come as a surprise, but one of the more confusing issues to emerge for many people going through a divorce is not property division or alimony, but rather child support. This confusion can typically be attributed to the seemingly complex calculations that must be performed, the lengthy guidelines that must be consulted and […]

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Can Europe teach the United States something about child support?

As regards payment of child support, relevant laws across the United States stand out as being comparatively rigid and severe when examined alongside the legislation that governs this important area of family law in many other countries. We should be paying closer attention to that, argues the writer of an article focusing upon child support […]

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A few things to know about child support in Georgia

An interesting story regarding unclaimed tax refunds has relevance to a primary family law concern, and we pass it along for our readers as a segue to a brief focus on Georgia child support. Reportedly, about $1 billion is currently sitting with the IRS as money owed to taxpayers across the country who haven’t formally […]

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