Child & Spousal Support

Canton GA Child & Spousal Support Lawyers

Every state has its own laws regarding child support and spousal support. In Georgia  the state uses a formula to determine an amount of child support the noncustodial parent may owe to the custodial parent.  Spousal support, on the other hand, follows a general guideline but gives considerable discretion to the court.

The three important facts to consider are these:

The Mason Law Firm, LLC, is a father-and-son law firm based in Canton that is a full-service family law firm. We provide legal advice and strong advocacy for all family law matters, including child support and spousal support.

Understanding Divorce and Support In Georgia

Although there are child support calculators online that you can use to get an idea of the amount you may owe or receive, they are often a simplistic view of the calculation. An error in the calculation could result in the mistaken impression that you will not owe child support, but you will, or that you will receive child support, but you won’t.

The child support calculation considers:

  • Gross monthly income of the noncustodial parent
  • Number of children (not including children by another relationship)
  • Cost of family health insurance and who pays it

This calculation may seem simple, but it is not. Our law firm can help you with these calculations. We can also help you with any past due child support payments or with child support modification requests.

Georgia Spousal Support Lawyers

In our state, spousal support and division of property are linked. In general, a non-earning spouse may receive less spousal support if he or she is given more in the division of marital property. It is a complicated relationship, and the court is given a large degree of discretion in determining the amount of support and how long it may last.

For this reason it is in your best interest to have experienced family law attorneys handle your divorce agreement and spousal support negotiations. We represent either the husband or the wife. The court will consider the following factors:

  • Each spouse’s contribution to the marital estate
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The future earning power of each spouse
  • Each party’s age and medical condition
  • The value of each spouse’s separate (nonmarital) property
  • The standard of living during the marriage
  • Any rehabilitative time one spouse may need to become fully employed

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