Child Support

Child Support | Andrews & Sanders Law Offices

Addressing Legal Issues That Will Affect Your Children

Legal matters involving family, especially children, are some of the most trying and delicate circumstances to be a part of. We understand that these issues are sensitive and must be dealt with compassion, empathy, and firm support. These issues involving the care and support of children are among the most crucial matters dealt with by the Georgia family courts. Whether you are going through a divorce or otherwise involved in a child custody or support case, it is important to have a family law attorney who understands the system.

At the law firm of Andrews & Sanders Law Offices in Savannah, we regularly guide clients through the process of pursuing fair and appropriate child custody and support resolutions. We are experienced, knowledgeable, empathetic, and dedicated. Contact our Savannah child support and custody lawyers for a free phone consultation to discuss your case and your options.

Read answers to some frequently asked family law questions.

Custody and Divorce Attorneys in Georgia Pursuing Your Child Custody and Visitation Goals

Anytime a couple with children gets divorced, the family court will issue a child custody order that is binding on both of the parents. These orders are meant to reflect the best interests of the child or children involved. The family courts can also issue child custody orders to unmarried parents as well. All child custody decisions have two main components:

  • Physical custody: This term is used for the division of parenting time with the child. Often, one parent gets primary physical custody and the other parent gets the right to have the child for certain specific periods. However, the court can approve a plan that divides parenting time equally.
  • Legal custody: This term is used for the allocation of decision-making authority over health care, education, religious upbringing, extracurricular activities and other similar issues. Parents are often granted joint legal custody, even when one parent gets primary physical custody, because the court recognizes the importance of dual decision-making on a child’s upbringing.

As skilled custody and divorce lawyers in Georgia, we will evaluate your individual circumstances in light of your child custody goals and recommend an appropriate strategy for seeking a resolution that achieves those goals.

Evaluating Your Child Support Circumstances

In an effort to avoid arbitrary child support awards, the Georgia legislature has adopted a formula for calculating child support that is largely based on the supporting parent’s income and the number of children being supported. However, under certain circumstances deviations from the formula are appropriate and acceptable. An experienced and dedicated child support lawyer, such as those at the law offices of Andrews & Sanders, can better help you understand your unique situation and aid in determining what legal path will work best for you and your children.

Savannah Military Child Support Attorneys

Our attorneys are familiar with all aspects of the state child support guidelines, as well as military regulations that may require different support payments when a service member is involved in a military divorce. These situations are unique to each different family, and cannot be addressed generically. We will sit down with you and make sure we cover your child support issue from all angles, in a personal approach.We also assist clients with child support modification. If your current child support arrangement is not working out for any one of the parties involved, give us a call and we can do what we can to modify the existing situation to one that better fits your needs.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to learn more about your legal rights and responsibilities regarding child custody and support.

Based in Savannah, Georgia, we serve clients throughout Coastal Georgia, including Springfield, Rincon, Pooler, Brunswick, Darien, Statesboro, Hinesville, Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Woodbine, Bloomingdale, Hindsville, Garden City, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island and other communities in Chatham County, Effingham County, Liberty County, Bryan County, Bulloch County, Long County, McIntosh County, Glynn County and Camden County. We also represent service members at Fort Stewart Military Reservation and Hunter Army Airfield, and we handle certain military law matters for clients nationwide.