Child Support Attorneys In Gwinnett

Every child has the right to be supported by both parents. On January 1, 2007, new child support guidelines were implemented in the state of Georgia. Previously, child support was based upon a percentage calculated from the non-custodial parent's gross annual income. Georgia now utilizes the shared income approach to child support.

The shared income approach is based upon a rate table which establishes an amount which in theory is sufficient to meet the needs of the child or children. The new law takes into consideration the income of both parents, the cost of child care and health insurance, and several other factors. The new law is far more complicated than the previous guidelines and involves numerous steps to calculate child support. A child support calculator program can be found at You need an experienced child support lawyer to gather the needed information and be sure child support is calculated properly in your case.

Contact our Gwinnett County child support firm today!

How Long do You Have to Pay Child Support in Georgia?

Georgia law requires that a parent pay support on their child’s behalf until the child (among other scenarios) emancipates, turns 18 years of age, or graduates from high school (unless the child is attending high school, in which case child support shall continue until the child reaches age 20).

Child Support Modification

Child support can be modified if there has been a significant change in the financial circumstances of either parent or the needs of the child since the support was last established. No action for modification of child support can be filed if a previous modification of child support action was brought by the same party within two years.

WE CAN HELP YOU! Call the law office of Daniels & Taylor, P.C., if you think you are entitled to an increase or decrease in child support.

Child Support Contempt

Contempt is part of the court's inherent power to enforce its orders. The purpose of contempt is remedial, not punitive, to compel obedience to an order of the court. Contempt must be a "willful" refusal of the party to obey the order, rather than an inability to do so. Failure to pay court-ordered child support is a serious matter which can result in serious life-altering consequences.

As a general rule, the Superior Court which entered the order or judgment has exclusive jurisdiction to enforce it by contempt, but there are some exceptions to this rule.

The Trial Court in a contempt hearing has the authority to enforce the terms of its order, but not to modify the order. Enforcement sometimes includes: 

  • Incarceration
  • Seizure of driver's license
  • Forfeiture of automobile tag
  • Garnishment of wages or bank accounts
  • Seizure of tax refunds
  • Work release
  • Forced sale of assets

There are also obvious consequences to the children and custodial parent when child support is not paid.

Attorney fees can and often are awarded to either party within the sound discretion of the court.

If you are entitled to receive child support and are not being paid as ordered by the court, or if you have been accused and must defend against an accusation of not paying your child support, Daniels & Taylor, P.C., can help.

Partner with Our Trusted Child Support Lawyers in Lawrenceville

From our office in Lawrenceville, our lawyers represent clients in communities throughout Gwinnett County, Georgia. 

Call us at (770) 285-1673 or contact us by email to arrange a consultation with an experienced Lawrenceville child support lawyer today.

Commonly Asked Questions

Under What Circumstances Can Child Support Be Modified in Georgia?

Child support can be modified in Georgia if there has been a significant change in the financial circumstances of either parent or the needs of the child since the last establishment of support. However, a modification action cannot be filed by the same party within two years of a previous modification action. If you believe you are entitled to an adjustment in child support, consulting with our team can help you understand your options and the process involved.

Why Should I Choose Daniels & Taylor, P.C. for Child Support Legal Services in Gwinnett?

Choosing Daniels & Taylor, P.C. for child support legal services in Gwinnett is beneficial because we have a deep understanding of Georgia's child support laws and the experience necessary to handle complex cases. Our child support lawyers are dedicated to representing clients throughout Gwinnett County and are committed to providing personalized legal assistance. Whether you need help with calculating child support, modifying an existing order, or addressing contempt issues, Daniels & Taylor, P.C. offers the legal support you need.

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