Determining How To Financially Support Your Child
Child support obligations can significantly impact your financial stability. An experienced lawyer can protect your rights and guide you through the entire process. Our attorneys at Dodd & Burnham are dedicated to providing personal attention and knowledgeable advice to our clients in Valdosta and throughout south Georgia.
Many people have questions about child support during the divorce process. Contact our attorneys to understand your obligations and explore your options.
How Child Support Is Calculated
Child support awards are determined by state guidelines and are based on what is known as the Income Shares Model. Among other factors, the gross income of both parties is one of the main factors that drives the child support calculation.
Child support is supposed to help pay for the care of minor children. Child care expenses, medical and dental insurance premiums, medical and educational expenses, and many other factors known as deviations are used to determine the amount of child support.
Modifying Child Support Orders
Child support may be modified at a later time depending on specific statutory factors and changes in circumstances. We understand the child support laws and guidelines used to determine support. We will review your situation to determine what options are available.
Child support guidelines can be difficult to understand. We will educate you about the child support process so you know what to expect. We will help you plan for the future and provide zealous representation to protect your rights.