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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Child support: What were you accustomed to during marriage?

A recent divorce story that we pass along to readers in Georgia and elsewhere today is unquestionably interesting along several fronts. For starters, it lends a clue as to what type of work a person might want to consider if he or she is contemplating becoming a billionaire. If that describes you, perhaps you might […]

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Making sure all child support bases are covered under Georgia law

Some might consider it crass to focus so much divorce discussion around money. It’s an emotional matter, after all. But the reality for Georgia couples going through the process is that the financial aspects pose perhaps the greatest stumbling blocks to bringing a marriage to an end. And where children are involved, the issues have […]

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Georgia child support: A deadline tomorrow is indeed material

Views across a wide spectrum are being expressed regarding a state mandate that is scheduled to kick in from tomorrow and potentially affect scores of thousands of people. One thing is certain: Those affected aren’t going to be happy. Georgia authorities, like their regulatory peers in other states, are routinely concerned with the outstanding obligations […]

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Georgia child support guidelines: Yes, they’re complex, detailed

“[Y]ou should contact a lawyer.” So states a primer on Georgia child support, which duly notes that the state’s guidelines in this subject area “are quite complex and detailed.” That of course begs this question: Truly, how arcane and convoluted are those guidelines, and how much information needs to be assimilated before a clear picture […]

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Tools that might avail divorcing spouses with support concerns

Are you a divorcing woman in Georgia or elsewhere who harbors more than a mere suspicion that your soon-to-be ex-husband is going to be less than dependable when it comes to court-ordered payments? Such payments centrally attach to matters like child support and alimony. For obvious reasons, it is critically important that such payment obligations […]

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Owe child support in Georgia? A word about those lottery winnings

The common expression, “Leave no stone unturned” certainly applies to the lengthily entitled Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) as it goes about its duties. Specifically, its statutorily mandated task of overseeing and enforcing child support payments owed by noncustodial parents. The DCSS has truly sweeping authority to examine and […]

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Report: Child support receipt getting tougher for more Americans

For increasing numbers of Americans, one family law consideration is becoming progressively more of a problem. Namely, that is this: Child support collection is far from easy for ever-more custodial parents, notwithstanding a court order or other mandate from a state requiring that payment be made. The problem is clearly of substantial magnitude across the […]

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Child support: dealing with a non-payer

OK, the court-mandated check from your former spouse didn’t arrive … again. Owing to that, financial matters — especially those relating to required outlays on the kids — seem ever-more perilous. What do you do? The above situation and self-asked question is a commonplace across the county, including in Georgia, millions of time each year. […]

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Coweta County’s unique child support program

Coweta County, on the outskirts of the Atlanta area, has tried a unique solution for bringing parents together when child support disputes arise. The county has set up what it refers to as a problem solving court that is intended to motivate parents to be better providers and to get both parents to work together […]

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