Divorce Law: Who Gets Custody of the Children When a Husband and Wife Separate?
Custody is a subject that comes up almost every single time whenever we take on a family law case. The answer to who gets custody could be a little unclear at times.
What is in the Best Interest of the Child?
We go through an analysis of factors to determine what is in the best interest of the child. Below are some factors that help make that determination:
- Who has the child been living with for the past few months of few years?
- Is there any criminal history with either spouse?
- Is the child going to school on time?
- Is the child doing well in school?
- Is the child healthy and stable?
This is how we arrive to the topic of custody.
Child Support. Who Owes it and How Much is Owed?
Anytime there is a child, one thing is certain. One party is going to end up paying child support. How it’s determined is based on the salaries or income from both the husband and the wife.
The Child Support Workseet
In Georgia, child support is determined by using a “worksheet” known as the Child Support Worksheet. It takes in data from both spouses regarding income and salary to determine how much will be owed.
At the Law Offices of Matthew C. Hines, we could help determine how much you will owe or how much you will be owed for child support. Simply call our office today and set up an appointment to meet with one of our Atlanta family law attorneys.