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Case Law Reviews: Child Support

Robinson v. Robinson, S10A0929

Categories: Alimony, Child Support

Supreme Court acknowledged that there are contradictory lines of cases that dictate at what point in time awards of temporary alimony and child support cease to be effective after a final judgment awarding different amounts is appealed. Here, the Court held that, if not otherwise altered by the trial court, a temporary award continues in Read More

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Smith v. Carter, A10A1760

Categories: Child Support

The Court held that the trial court’s award to Mother of $70,224 in back support was an abuse of discretion, and that the trial court erred in refusing to consider the Child Support Guidelines of O.C.G.A. § 19-6-15 in its order regarding back-support. Mother had sued Father for past and future child support for the Read More

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Tanner v. Morris, S10A1227

Categories: Attorney's Fees, Child Support, Contempt

Parties had a self-executing child support provision in their Final Divorce Decree saying that Father would pay Mother child support while each child was living at home with Mother. Trial court should not have found Father in contempt for reducing his support obligation when he had Mother’s consent for the two children to live with Read More

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Willis II v. Willis, S10F1357

Categories: Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce

The parties’ appeals from the entry of a judgment and decree of divorce were before the Court by way of the pilot project. The trial court awarded the parties shared joint legal and physical custody of the sole child born of the marriage, with the parties exercising physical custody on alternate weeks. Solely for purposes Read More

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Woods v. Bradford, S10A0636

Categories: Child Support

The parties divorced in 1992, and Wife was awarded custody of the parties’ two minor children.  In 2001, the elder child, (“Son”) went to live with Husband.  The younger child (“Daughter”) continued living with Wife. The parties then consented to a modified custody order establishing, among other things, child support obligations.  The parties agreed that Read More

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Preparing for Divorce Court So You Don’t Leave Anything on The Table

Categories: Alimony, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Marital Property, Settlement Agreement

When facing off against a soon-to-be former spouse in divorce court, it is essential that you – the client – discuss with your lawyer what issues are most important to you so your lawyer can prioritize your objectives and build a winning strategy. During a divorce proceeding, each side generally has limited time to present Read More

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