Both parents are required to support their children financially. Over the past 4 years, the guidelines for child support in Georgia have drastically changed. Formerly, child support was calculated using the income of the parent who does not have the child the majority of the time. Now it is calculated using the incomes of both parents along with attention to support paid for other children, health insurance premiums for the children and child care expenses. If an agreement between the parents is not attainable, we fight aggressively in court to secure the best arrangement for you and your children under the law. We will help walk you through the process to find the best solution for your family.
When situations arise that call for an adjustment in the amount of a previously established child support order, a modification case may be filed with the court. Either parent may bring an action for modification of child support provided that they meet the requirements of the law in establishing a substantial change in circumstances. Whether you are defending a child support modification or seeking one, the Stewart Law Officecan assist you with your needs.