The amount of child support you are required to pay or are entitled to receive is based on several factors, including:
The incomes of both parents
The number of children you support, including children from another marriage or relationship
How many overnight visits you have with your child each year
Who pays for health care and childcare
Whether your child has special needs
Cost of travel for visitation, if you and your former spouse live far away from each other
In some cases, professional assistance is needed to determine income, especially if a spouse is self-employed, hides income, or receives earnings that can fluctuate such as bonuses and sales commissions.
Child support modifications: Child support may be changed after your divorce if there is a change in your circumstances that would affect the child support calculation. For example, if you lose your job or are forced to take a lower-paying job, child support can be reduced. We can also help you with issues such as child support enforcement. For your protection, never walk into a courtroom without the assistance of an attorney.
For more information about Child Support in North Metro-Atlanta, call child support attorney Jeffrey S. Williams at 770-645-0990.