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Methods the Georgia legal system uses to enforce child support

Getting the Georgia courts to issue a child support order is relatively easy if all the requirements are in place. It is getting the order to remain enforced where problems can often arise. Even though the court has given a parent specific instructions to follow, the parent responsible for support may still attempt to evade making payments.

What are the types of restraining orders for domestic violence?

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a problem across all Georgia cities. No one can anticipate when a family relationship will turn a corner into violence, but the law provides victims of such violence with as many tools as possible to keep safe. One of these tools is a restraining or protective order, which helps keep a safe distance between the alleged victim and the alleged defendant.

Using a child support legal action as a fathers' rights tool

Suddenly having to face legal actions for child support can feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you. However, there are occasions when the filing of a legal action in Georgia might actually help an unmarried father seeking rights to his child.

Parents in Georgia face jail time for unpaid child support

The terms and figures of court orders placed on child support payees are coming under scrutiny as more jail cells are being occupied by parents unable to meet such obligations. Recently, the Southern Care for Human Rights has filed a lawsuit on behalf of parents in Georgia who have been sentenced to jail for failing to make child support payments but lacked legal representation.

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