Keon Family Law

A prior article discussed whether Georgia law allows parents to waive their statutory right to seek modification of prior child custody rulings. In this article, we address whether parents can waive their ability to seek modification of child support obligations. The short answer is, no.

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Under certain circumstances, Georgia law has permitted courts or juries to utilize a party’s earning capacity rather than gross income to determine the amounts of child support, alimony, and attorney’s fees to award in divorce actions and other domestic cases.(1) One factor considered when analyzing...

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In legal actions to determine the paternity of a child conceived out of wedlock or to legitimate the parental relationship of such a child’s biological father, Georgia law expressly permits a court to award child support to the custodial parent upon a determination of paternity or entry of an order...

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Georgia law allows specific deviations, to be subtracted from or added to the presumptive amount of child support to be paid by a noncustodial parent, for high income, low income, other health related insurance, life insurance, child and dependent care tax credit, travel expenses, alimony, mortg...

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Our continuing series addresses deviations allowed by Georgia law from the presumptive amount of child support to be paid by a noncustodial parent. Following discussions of parenting time deviations, high income deviations, and low income deviations, this latest article focuses on “extraordina...

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