How Are Child Support and Alimony Payments Determined?
Whether you were a one-income or two-income family before separation or divorce proceedings does have an impact on the awarded amount of both child support and alimony or spousal support. Contacting your Gainesville, Georgia family law attorneys at Coleman & Chambers is an important step in making sure your rights and assets are properly represented and protected.
Child support in Georgia is based on the income of both parents. The Court will determine each parent’s share in support based on parent income, cost of child care, how many children need to be supported, special medical needs and expenses of the child, cost of any extra-curricular activities the child or children attend. The court also will take into consideration cost of health, dental, and life insurance, housing rent or mortgage, alimony paid and received, and numerous other factors.
With the new Child Support guidelines in effect in Georgia, you need a proven team to represent you. Having your Family Law attorney at Coleman & Chambers in charge of your case will assure that you have a knowledgeable and experienced team on your side.
Alimony or Spousal Support
There are many factors that the Court will consider in determining the amount of alimony that will be paid to one spouse, including the need of one spouse versus the ability to pay of the other spouse. In addition to monetary factors, the Court will look at the duration of the marriage, children involved and their needs, reason for the separation or divorce, the standard of lifestyle, and numerous other concerns. Trusted Gainesville, GA alimony lawyers at Coleman & Chambers will guide you through the complex legal process, developing a plan that will protect your interests and rights under Georgia law.
Gainesville GA Divorce Attorney
If you have concerns and questions about child support or alimony, call Coleman & Chambers, your Gainesville area Family Law team. We are here to represent you through this difficult time and complex legal process. Contact Coleman & Chambers for an appointment and free consultation.