Metro Atlanta Child Support Attorney
Regardless of whether you are the primary earner in a marriage or a stay-at-home parent, you want what is best for your children. If you are going through a divorce, maintaining your children’s standard of living is important. You want, after all, to cause as little disruption to their lives as possible following the divorce.
At the family law firm of Deborah M. Lubin, P.C. in Atlanta, Georgia, we examine the factors that influence this important determination and assist you in making decisions that support a positive future for you and your children. To find out how we can address child support issues together, contact us today.
Do I Have Any Influence Over Child Support?
Child support is based on an equation, yet this important determination is not as formulaic as it used to be. Child support determinations take into account both parents’ incomes as well as external factors. Depending on each party’s income, there is a presumptive amount of support granted for each child of the marriage or relationship. Each party is responsible for contributing their portion of child support.
Deviating Away From the Guidelines
Although there is a guideline for setting proportional child support, these proportional amounts can be affected by additional expenses: health and medical costs, educational expenses, extracurricular activities, and daycare are all matters that may influence the amount each parent must pay in support of their children. These factors, often called deviations, are up to the discretion of the court.
When you come to Deborah M. Lubin, P.C., you get the help you need to make a fresh start for yourself and your family. You will receive personalized, attentive and responsive service that addresses your concerns and answers your questions. If you are contemplating divorce and would like to learn more about child support, schedule a consultation today. You can call our Atlanta law office at 404.816.7776 or contact us online.