Setting Child Support In Northeast Atlanta
As a parent going through divorce or not living with your co-parent, it is natural for you to be concerned about child support. If you are worried that the level of financial support ordered for your children will be too high or too low, having the guidance of an established family law attorney will greatly reduce your anxiety and ensure that your children’s financial requirements are met.
At The Law Office of Lynn H. Sturges, our attorney has more than 25 years of legal experience and has focused exclusively on family law for more than a decade, including children’s legal matters. Lynn Sturges will help you separate your emotions from the practical realities of establishing a child support order in Georgia. We represent parents throughout the northeast Atlanta metro area.
How Child Support Really Works
Some parents expect that they will have to get into a bitter emotional battle with their co-parent before the court will issue a dollar figure. The truth is, Georgia uses a detailed formula to determine child support. This can take a great deal of stress and adversity out of the process. The guidelines consider several factors, including:
- Each parent’s income and financial resources
- The number of children the parents have together
- The children’s financial needs
- In some cases, the standard of living the children experienced prior to their parents’ divorce or separation
Often, we draw on the legal guidelines to negotiate a plan out of court. Your child support order will be based on your family’s particular circumstances. Lynn Sturges knows how to balance your children’s best interests with the noncustodial parent’s ability to support them, both now and long term.