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Child Custody & Support

Child Custody

In Georgia, a Judge will determine Custody of a Child by determining what is in the Best Interest of the Child. Determining the Best Interest of the Child is a subjective test that may require input from Child Psychologists, Child Psychiatrists, Expert Witnesses and a Guardian Ad Litem (A Lawyer appointed by the Court to represent the Best Interests of the Child), all of which will work to sway the Judge one way or the other.

At Georgia Family Law, P.C., we represent you to ensure that the Judge is given all of the appropriate information needed to make the right decisions for the Best Interest of the Child.

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Child Support

The new Georgia Child Support law went into effect on January 1, 2007, which dramatically changed the way that Child Support is determined in the State of Georgia. One of the key changes in this law is that the incomes of both the custodial and non-custodial parents are taken into account. To take this into account, Georgia uses a Tool called the Child Support Calculator.

While this Calculator sounds easy, it is a very complex and cumbersome tool that can cost you money if it is used incorrectly.

At Georgia Family Law, P.C., we guide you through the Child Support Calculator and make sure that you and your family are protected by ensuring that the Child Support Calculations are correct. Additionally, we have insight into the Child Support Calculator as Philip Ladin is on the Georgia Senate Sub-Committee for Child Support.