I received my undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and was awarded... more
I received my undergraduate degree from Western Michigan University and was awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree upon graduation. I also received my Juris Doctorate degree from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. I am licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia and have been admitted to and practiced law before the Georgia Supreme Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, and the United... view profile
Attorney Jason G. Smith has been practing law for more than twelve years. As... more
Attorney Jason G. Smith has been practing law for more than twelve years. As managing attorney for the firm of Southern Piedmont Law PC, he specializes in family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and adoptions. The firm provides personal attention and cost effective, quality representation.
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. A child support lawyer can be useful during negotiations to help objectively determine the most appropriate amount of child support for your situation.