How Georgia Child Support is Determined
Both parents, despite their separation, are still equally responsible for child support. Child support payments for non-custodial parents are determined by how many children they have, and how much they earn. Below is a chart that will educate you on how much child support would be deducted from the non-custodial parent’s pay check.
Locating a Non-Custodial Parent
Most non-custodial parents who reside in a different state do so to avoid paying child support. In order to enforce any type of child support, you must first locate the missing parent. Locating an absent parent can become a challenge. It could take months, or even years to locate a non-custodial parent and enforce child support. With the proper information such as the social security number and the date of birth, locating that parent would be a lot less difficult.
When a mother conceive a child and she is unmarried, she would have to establish paternity with the biological father before she can file for child support. To convert the biological father into the legal father, he would have to sign legal documents. If the alleged father claims the child is not his, then the court would assign a DNA test. The DNA test are done by drawing blood or by taking a sample of saliva.
Child support in the state of Georgia ends when the child reaches the age of 18 or when they graduate from high school. The child support laws states that when a child marries or dies, they are no longer eligible for child support.
-In America, more and more children are growing up without a mother or father. Children need both parents to raise, care for, and love them throughout their lives. Being a single parent is a difficult and challenging job. Protect and love your children the best way you can.-