Child Support Guidelines

Child Support Guidelines

Until January 1, 2007, Georgia calculated child support based solely on the income of the non-custodial parent. Support was set within a percentage range depending on the number of children subject to the order. Georgia child support law changed on&h...

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Learning your rights as a Non-Custodial Parent

Learning your rights as a Non-Custodial Parent

it is important to understand your rights as a non-custodial parent, Whether you are going through the divorce process or your former spouse or partner has already been granted primary custody. Georgia’s custody laws focus on protecti...

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Custody & Allegations of Alcohol or Drug Abuse

Custody & Allegations of Alcohol or Drug Abuse

Court Ordered Drug Testing in Child Custody Cases Substance abuse is a tragic and widespread issue in the United States, and drug and alcohol use play a major role in many divorce cases. If you are headed for divorce and… Read More

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What is Mediation in Divorce?

What is Mediation in Divorce?

Mediation in divorce is an important process that couples may take part in prior to finalizing their divorce. Mediation involves meeting with a third party (Mediator) to consult on which issues can be addressed without the court’s involvement through...

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How to Co-Parent with Different Parenting Styles

How to Co-Parent with Different Parenting Styles

When a couple with children separate or divorce, finding a way to co-parent successfully can be challenging. Even if the separation is the best course of action for a couple, powerful emotions inevitably accompany the end of a relationship. Although&...

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What is Parental Alienation, and What Are its Dangers?

What is Parental Alienation, and What Are its Dangers?

Alienation, by definition, means to isolate one thing from another. In the case of parental alienation, it means steps (often planned and malicious ones) a parent takes to isolate the child or children from the other parent through words and… ...

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What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is either an attorney or other qualified professional, such as a mental health professional, appointed by the judge to assist in a domestic relations case concerning the custody or welfare of a child. The superior… Re...

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When does Child Support End?

When does Child Support End?

Not knowing when does child support ends can catch you off guard, especially if you are the custodial parent. In Georgia, unless the parties agree otherwise, child support ends when the child reaches age 18, graduates high school (as long… Rea...

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