Child support can be one of the most contentious family law issues for Georgia residents to address. In some cases, disputes arise between ex-spouses, who have child support orders in place as part of a divorce decree. In other cases, the dispute is between two people who were never married, but who have a child or several children together. Supporting a child financially is a legal responsibility for all parents.
However, how can you take on the legal hurdles in a child support case? After all, you may be quite emotional about the whole ordeal and, if that is the case, you may believe it is best to have a trusted advocate by your side to take some of the emotions out of the case and stick to the legal issues. If you are thinking like that, you are on the right track.
Overcoming legal hurdles
At our law firm, we have seen many of the legal hurdles that can hold up the resolution of a child support dispute. And, we have seen how the issues can be resolved, in some instances. For example, some parents may find it beneficial to participate in mediation—a form of arms-length negotiation in which a neutral third party can go back and forth between the two parents to listen to ideas and complaints and possibly present solutions. Or, others may need to go toe-to-toe in courtroom litigation. The path in some cases will be different.
We work with our clients to find the best path forward for their own unique child support disputes. Family and financial dynamics can be complicated, but we take the time to listen to our clients’ concerns. For more information about how we might be able to help with your child support issue, please visit our website.