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The Complexities Of Child Support Law

When parents get divorced, the parent granted primary custody is often eligible to receive child support payments from the other parent. Child support helps the custodial parent cover the costs of taking care of the child, including medical expenses, day care, education, activities and more.

At my firm, Tommy L. Thigpen, LLC, I help my clients – the parents of Valdosta, Georgia, and the surrounding area – by providing my skills as an attorney. I review custody arrangements and court orders and vigorously advocate for my client’s best interests in child support matters.

How Do You Get A Child Support Payment Order?

Child support typically comes up in divorce cases, although unmarried parents can also create a child support agreement. The court determines the amount of support based on the custody agreement, the income of each parent and the specific needs of the child.

In any case, both parents share an equal responsibility in providing for their children financially. I can help you:

  • Understand child support laws
  • Estimate your payment amount
  • Establish a child support order
  • Make a modification to your child support order if financial circumstances change

Georgia state guidelines consider several factors, including the income of each parent, the number of children in need of care, the amount of time each parent will spend with the child under their visitation agreement and the child’s health care costs.

Get The Guidance You Need Today

Child support law can be complex, especially if the child’s parents live in two different states. Regardless of your situation, I will help you find an efficient and effective resolution that ensures your rights and your child’s best interests are protected. Schedule an appointment with me by calling 229-474-6582 or sending me an email.