Georgia’s Flat Rates For Child Support
In order for you to receive child support, you must request a child support order and file it through superior court or through the services of a child support agency. When you decide to seek child support, you should consult with a family law attorney.
The state of Georgia’s family law outlines that child support is a flat rate of 25 percent of the noncustodial parent’s gross income, with added deviations. The deviations for a request include:
- Medical care
- Dental care
- Child care
- Other expenses
BRE Law, LLC, will help you receive the financial support you need or if the support is ordered, that it is a fair payment amount being requested of you.
What Happens After The Judge Decides To Award Child Support?
After you are awarded child support and you have requested and received an Income Deduction Order, the first payment from the noncustodial parent may be sent to the child support services if they are employed. It may take up to six weeks for the first payment to be mailed or sent via direct deposit to your account.
When The Noncustodial Parent Does Not Make A Payment
In the event that the noncustodial parent is unable to make a payment, the child support accrues and becomes a debt. Once a child support order is in place, your child would be owed any support that the noncustodial parent was due to pay.
In Georgia, if you request arrears accrued from dates prior to your filing, it will probably be denied; however if you request for arrears accrued during the filing process, the determination will be made at the judge’s discretion.
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