Legal matters involving family members can be traumatic for everyone, especially if there are children involved. Georgia family law is complex, and when you find yourself in a legal dispute with a family member, you should have an experienced family law attorney by your side to help protect your rights and navigate the legal system. Justin H. Hayes has both the experience and compassion you need to help negotiate a resolution before even getting to a courtroom, and the tenacity necessary to fight your case in court if it goes that far. We will gather evidence, talk to witnesses, and help you fill out the paperwork necessary to file with the courts and get your case heard. Even if you have a good relationship with the family member with whom you have a legal dispute, let Justin ensure that the final resolution of your case is in the best interests of yourself and your family.
While Georgia law provides guidelines regarding child support, they may depart from those guidelines based on their assessments of each parents and the best interest of the child. In some cases, judges may have to consider whether one or both parents or the child have medical or educational expenses that are out of the ordinary. The amount of time each parent spends with the child is also a factor. A judge normally orders that support continue until the child turns 18, though exceptions apply if the child marries, has not finished high school, or becomes emancipated.