Contempt & Enforcement

Child support is established to help pay for the necessary cost of living expenses associated with raising a child — food, clothing, transportation, medical care and other expenses. Courts generally require one spouse to make regular payments to help with these costs, often until the child is 18 or reaches an age where he or she is able to support himself or herself.

Child Support Enforcement

When a supporting spouse falls behind on payments or is "in arrears," action can be taken to enforce these payments. If you require regular child support payments to help raise a child, you shouldn't fall into despair when your ex-spouse fails to make on-time payments.

Turn to Thomas A. Camp, a knowledgeable family law attorney who thoroughly understands Georgia's child support laws and can help you take action to recover lost payments.

Making Changes To Child Support Payments

Conversely, there are situations where child support payments need to be increased, decreased or eliminated altogether depending upon a variety of factors including:

  • The incarceration of a parent
  • Changes in medical conditions
  • Unemployment
  • Reduced working hours

If you are required to make child support payments, a court will look at the financial circumstances surrounding your case to determine whether you need to increase or decrease payments, or eliminate them altogether. Regardless of your child support needs, an experienced family law lawyer is here to assist you.

To learn more about the skilled representation we can provide, please contact our Athens, Georgia, law firm today at 706-621-6284 or toll free at 866-475-8658.