While a final divorce decree is supposed to bring closure, a divorce order is only as good as the willingness of the parties to agree to the terms in the order. The nonpayment of child support is one of the main issues that may arise following a divorce, and given the implications for children who are not receiving the financial help they deserve, it is critical to enforce such orders.
At the law firm of Baskin & Baskin, P.C., our Marietta child support enforcement attorneys have extensive experience with Georgia divorce cases. Through the filing of contempt motions and post-divorce judgments, we have helped clients recover essential support for their children.
Helping Children Get the Financial Help to Which They Are Entitled
Under Georgia law, a parent who is ordered to pay child support, or to provide medical insurance or to pay for medical bills, can be held in contempt for the failure to make payments in a timely manner. The punishment for contempt of court can include fines, probation and potential jail time.
In other cases, it may be best to pursue a garnishment of wages, where a portion of the parent’s check will be pulled out for support on a monthly or weekly basis. This is often a simple and inexpensive method of collecting support when a parent eventually pays but is often late or skips a few payments. Our attorneys have the experience to analyze the situation and to inform you of your best options for recovery.