We know that you love your children more than anything else in the world and that you want to make sure they have everything that they need. This also means making sure that your spouse or co-parent doesn't take advantage of you throughout the process. The good news is that there are guidelines that help to determine how much you need to pay towards child support. At Blake & Associates we will help you determine the legal child support requirements specific to your case.
We have seen how frustrating child support cases can be, and how complicated the process seems. We are supportive and compassionate and will be aggressive when necessary to protect your interests at all times. We are licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina, and will make sure that cross-state jurisdictional issues are managed appropriately throughout your case.
Our goal is to help you get through this quickly so that you can move on as a parent who provides both financially and emotionally for your children.
Understanding State Child Support Guidelines
The laws of both Georgia and South Carolina require parents provide financial support for all of their children. Whether you are going through a divorce or you want to establish child support for a child born out of wedlock, the law requires that a calculation be made according to the current child support guidelines in each case. This is the starting point for every judge in determining the amount for the noncustodial parent to pay to the custodial parent.
The guidelines are in place to protect both parents – the custodial and noncustodial. Some of the factors that go into calculating child support payments include:
- Gross monthly income of each payment
- Healthcare costs
- Child care costs
- Custody arrangements
- If a parent is supporting another child
- Special needs of child
Ultimately, one of our lawyers will sit down to review the financial situation of both parents. We will then be able to calculate the amount that should be paid or received, depending upon whether you are the custodial or noncustodial parent. We can also help you determine if any special circumstances exist in your case that would bring into play a deviation from the guidelines child support calculation.
Additionally, we will be able to help you file a modification of support at any time should you need to modify the amount of child support originally set in a court order.
Let Us Help
Allow us to help you make sure that your children receive the support that they need. Call us today at 706-724- 7514 in order to schedule a free initial consultation regarding child support.