Non-Payment of Child Support in Paulding County
Serving Cobb County, Douglas County & the Atlanta Metro Area
If your ex is not paying child support that was ordered by the court, there are several options available to you. In Georgia, judges have the ability to levy a punishment on parents who violate the divorce agreement by failing to pay child support. In situations where a child support agreement has already been ordered by the court, you can choose to bring a contempt action before the court. If your spouse is found to be in contempt, they may be ordered to pay fines or serve jail time.
Do Not Withhold Visitation Rights!
In many cases, parents who are not receiving the proper child support payments will make the decision to block the non-payer from visiting or communicating with their child at all. Withholding visitation rights, however, is serious. In these situations, it is important to get help from the courts and an experienced family law attorney.
"I Can't Keep up with Child Support. What Do I Do?"
Not everyone who fails to make child support payments is doing so maliciously. If you are obliged to pay child support but are struggling to keep up, we encourage you to contact one of our Paulding County family lawyers as soon as you can. Do everything that you can to remain current as failure to pay can result in the consequences explained above; however, there are ways that we may be able to help you find a workable solution. If there have been a change in circumstances since the court order—such as a lost job or decrease in income—we can file a petition to modify your support order, which can reduce what you owe.
Get the Support You Need from Our Paulding County Law Firm
At Henrickson & Sereebutra, we can handle your case for non-payment, regardless of whether you are the one who is obliged to pay or if your ex-spouse is in contempt. Call our firm as soon as you can to learn how we can help during these trying times.
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