Child Support

What is paternity?

An action for paternity is a legal action to determine the biological father of a child for child support purposes. Once a paternity is established, a father then has the legal obligation to provide financial support for the child, but does not have a rights to the child until the child is legitimated.

What is child support?

Child support is an ongoing payment by a non-custodial parent to assist with the financial support of their children.

Who can collect child support?

Any custodial parent (person having the child more than half the time) or caretaker of a child can collect regular child support from a parent who should contribute.



How is child support calculated?

Georgia uses the "income share" method for calculating child support payments, which is designed to ensure that both the custodial and non-custodial parents contribute to their child's upkeep.  The amount each parent will have to pay in child support will be based upon both the mother and father's joint incomes, minus any deductions.

Do I need to hire an attorney?

Child support calculations can be very confusing as fair calculations should include the true amounts of each parent's income, any special expenses that each parent is paying for the child, the parents' financial obligations to other children, and any special circumstances that should be considered by the Court to make sure that the amount of child support is truly in the child's best interest.

You may find yourself facing many challenges when trying to prove whether the proposed child support amount is in your child's best interest and our experienced attorneys can guide you through this process. 


At The Hull Firm LLC, we offer compassion, understanding, and strong legal support to help you move forward. Make sure your child's best interests are protected — contact us today.

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