Determined Hood Law Firm, LLC Child Support Lawyers Protect Your Children’s Futures
Direct advice from Hood Law Firm, LLC alimony attorneys
In Georgia, all children under the age of 18 are entitled to financial support from both of their parents. However, not all spouses are entitled to support for themselves after a divorce. At Hood Law Firm, LLC, we understand the importance of both child and spousal support payments to maintaining your quality of life. We look at your case and offer you frank advice about what steps to take.
What you need to know about child support
As of 2007, child support is determined based on the income of both parents. Once the total incomes are determined, the courts decide how much money each parent is responsible for providing by considering the following factors:
Additional factors may be considered at the court’s discretion. At Hood Law Firm, LLC, our experienced child custody attorneys work with you to provide evidence needed to obtain a fair and balanced child support agreement
How paternity can affect the outcome of support
A paternity suit is filed by a mother against a man, allowing her to declare that he is the father of the child. In a Georgia marriage, the husband is assumed by the courts to be the father of the children. But if the couple is unmarried, no such assumption is made. Therefore, child support payments and visitation rights may depend on proof of paternity.
At Hood Law Firm, LLC, we help mothers and fathers obtain the support and rights they deserve. Our Hood Law Firm, LLC divorce modification attorneys help clients prove or disprove paternity so that the children receive all the benefits they are entitled to receive.
Hood Law Firm, LLC alimony attorneys tell it to you straight
While there are rules governing when the court may award alimony, there is no law that says it must. Most courts use the following guidelines to determine whether to award spousal support:
The family attorneys of Hood Law Firm, LLC have more than 40+ years of combined experience creating spousal support agreements that are fair and balanced. When a mutual agreement cannot be made outside of the courtroom, we take action in court on your behalf.
For more information regarding child support, alimony or paternity in Calhoun or Cartersville, Georgia, contact the law firm of Hood Law Firm, LLC
Our divorce law attorneys are well versed in the rules and regulations governing support payments and paternity. We vigorously defend your best interests and those of your children. To speak with a lawyer who cares about your future, contact Hood Law Firm, LLC today by phone at 706-602-0602 in Calhoun or 770-387-4500 in Cartersville or online.