Child Support Enforcement Can Recover The Money Your Child Needs
If your ex is not paying court-ordered child support, there are legal steps you can take to obtain the payments you need and deserve.
The Siemon Law Firm can take action on your behalf. With four office locations, we represent parents throughout Atlanta and Northern Georgia. Call 770-888-5120 now to schedule a consultation with one of our family lawyers.
The Benefits Of Working With An Attorney To Collect Child Support
All Georgia families have access to the state Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) to enforce a parent’s responsibility to pay child support. The DCSS also provides help with establishing paternity when the parents are not married and in locating nonpaying parents. It does not charge for its services.
You can also hire a private law firm such as ours to assist you in collecting past-due child support. Our attorneys provide more time to our clients and can act faster than a large government agency.
How Can I Obtain Past-Due Child Support?
If your ex-spouse has not been fulfilling their obligations, our child support lawyers can get a judgment for the amount that he or she is in arrears. With a court judgment, our attorneys can garnish the wages of the nonpaying parent.
If your spouse is knowingly and willfully not paying child support, our lawyers can also help you file a contempt action with the family law court. If the nonpaying parent is guilty of contempt, he or she can be jailed if he or she does not comply. However, if the payer does not have the money to comply with the court order, he or she would not be guilty of contempt.
Contact Our Child Support Attorneys Today
Whether you are planning for a divorce or you need to respond to a divorce filing by your spouse, our lawyers are here to advise you. If you have questions about child support enforcement in Georgia, The Siemon Law Firm can help. Please contact us today and arrange a personal, discreet consultation. We are conveniently located in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Cumming and Marietta.