Edwards, McLeod, and Money are your West Georgia and Cobb County child support lawyers. One of the most common concerns when looking into the details of a divorce is how much child support will be.
On January 1, 2007, pursuant in relevant part to O.C.G.A. §19-6-15, all divorce cases where children are involved are required to make use of the Georgia Child Support Worksheets for the determination of child support. All divorces with children must have a primary physical custodian and the other parent will be responsible for the payment of child support.
With the ability to make use of the exact same worksheets that the courts use to determine child support, why would you need a lawyer?
The reason is simple, while the worksheets on their face appear to be simple to fill out and use, there are many more variables beyond just what the worksheets seem to ask for. Depending upon the situation, there can be substantial deviations that can increase or decrease the actual amount of child support that is ordered. Deviations are generally not mandatory and require effective arguments to the court for those deviations to be granted.
You need a knowledgeable attorney who can ask the right questions to maximize your financial position, regardless of whether you are the one receiving child support or the one paying child support. We here at Edwards, McLeod & Money are very experienced at benefiting our clients to the fullest extent of the law with regards to child support determinations, especially as your West Georgia and Cobb County child support lawyers.