May 2013 Archives

What Determines Child Support Payments in Atlanta?

The calculations for determining child support changed in Georgia starting January 1, 2007. There is now an income-sharing approach to calculating the amount of child support that must be paid. The mother and father's income are placed into a mathematical equation to decide how much the non-custodial parent must pay to the custodial parent. The court will look at both incomes and find a gross annual income for each party and make a determination accordingly. On top of looking at income from each parent, they look into other earnings such as:

When is My Divorce Officially Complete?

Going through a divorce can be extremely time consuming due to the countless issues that have to be resolved when it comes to dividing property and assets. The question many people have is regarding the actual end of the divorce. In Georgia, a divorcing couple is required to wait 31 days after filing the divorce service with the court. That is the technical answer to the question. However, it generally takes longer than this because of the countless offers and counteroffers that the parties go through in order to sort out all of the agreements.

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