How Child Support Decisions Are Made

As part of our comprehensive divorce representation, the attorneys at Ordway Law Group, LLC, advise parents on their temporary and permanent child support rights. Whether you are the custodial or noncustodial parent, we will help ensure that the best interests of your children are met and that your individual rights are not taken advantage of.

Typically, when awarding child support, a judge will consider:

  • Number and age of children
  • Income of both parents
  • Percentage of custody
  • Educational costs for the children
  • Day care expenses
  • Standard of living before divorce

As your legal counsel, we will accurately assess your family's financial position, as well as your or your spouse's ability to pay. While child support is determined by a set formula in most Georgia divorce cases, we will ensure that your position is supported and that any atypical influencing factors are known by the court.

Additional Complexities In Child Support Cases

Child support in high net worth families: When a family of significant means goes through a divorce, child support calculations may take into account additional factors beyond the standard guidelines. The court tends to look at the financial resources of both parents, as well as the elevated standard of living the children had before the breakup of the marriage.

Child support enforcement: When a parent is ordered to pay child support and withholds payment for any reason, we can help you remedy the matter. Providing legal guidance to parties on either side of the dispute, our goal is to find effective and swift resolutions.

Child support modifications: Post-divorce, if one parent experiences a significant change in financial circumstances or if the financial needs of a child change drastically, our law firm can help you bring or defend against a petition for child support modification.

Each family will face a different set of circumstances in its child support matter, and we encourage you to contact our firm online or call 678-987-8447 to discuss your specific position. We serve families throughout the Atlanta metro area.