After a career as a Psychologist/Mental Health Counselor I decided to pursue a... more
After a career as a Psychologist/Mental Health Counselor I decided to pursue a career in Law. I have found that my experience as a Counselor was good preparation for the practice of Law, particularly in Family Law Cases. The primary skill to be successful in either of these professions is to be a good listener. Lawyers are known for “talking” but unless you have first paid attention and l... view profile
If you are a parent and you divorce, the parent the child lives with often receives money (child support) from the parent no longer living with the child. Unlike alimony, which is paid to maintain an ex-spouse's lifestyle, child support pays for the child's physical, emotional, and educational needs. A child support lawyer can help parents negotiate and calculate child support, either by agreement or in court. While national guidelines to calculate child support amounts exist, you or the judge may choose to calculate the amount based on your income and the child's needs. If you believe you are not the father of a child and want to contest a child support claim, a child support lawyer can also help you determine paternity. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation and protect against paternity fraud.
Child Support Lawyers in cities near Clarkston, GA