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Child Support

Life Insurance, Child Support, and Divorce

Life insurance is an important issue to consider in a divorce proceeding, for a variety of reasons. For instance, if you are the spouse who will receive child support or alimony, you will want protection for that support should something happen to the other spouse. Requiring the providing spouse to obtain and maintain a life…

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Can You Modify Child Support by Agreement?

When a court issues a child support order, it is final. The parties must follow the original order until the court issues a new order to replace the original order. This is the case even if the parties have agreed to change the terms of the original child support order. While a court is likely…

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The Pitfalls of Informally Modifying Court-Ordered Support Payments

The situation is a common one, but not always a positive one.  For various reasons the two parties involved come to an informal (i.e. not court-ordered) agreement that their original court ordered child support or alimony payments will cease or be reduced.  While their intentions may be good at the time, and their agreement may…

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Child Support

The law on child support changed dramatically in 2008 with the adoption in the State of Georgia of what is known as an “income shares” child support model. It use to be that you applied a certain percentage to the payor’s gross income and you argued upward or downward from there, based upon the number…

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Child Support Modification – Involuntary Loss of a Job

It use to be, to put it bluntly, if you lost your job and your income declined, you were, not to sugar coat it, screwed in Georgia.  This is because by the time the court actually got around to hearing your case 6-9 months will have passed and Georgia courts had absolutely no power or…

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Child Support Modification for Involuntary Loss of Job

It use to be, to put it bluntly, if you lost your job and your income declined, you were, not to sugar coat it, screwed in Georgia.  This is because by the time the court actually got around to hearing your case 6 to 9 months will have passed and Georgia courts had absolutely no…

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