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I have been a divorced father of 5 since 12/4/2001. From june

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I have been a divorced father of 5 since 12/4/2001. From june of 2010 until July of 2011 I was out of my taught area of industry IT. Up until this time I have paid (have bank statements) a great deal than the court ordered. Sometimes for many months as much as $700 extra per month. Even during those times my ex would ask me to take kids to get haircuts, shoes, clothes etc. and I always did. The past year I was out of work I didn;t see the kids more than a handful of times. I got zero correspondence this past Fathers Day. I lost my home, my car and any and everything I had. I had to move into my sisters home with her and her family over a year ago. My three oldest are 24, 22 and 20. My 20 year old daughter text me this week to ask me to have her car fixed. The same daughter that told me in June she didn't want a relationship with me. The only time I can get any of them to see me is when I am handing over money or stuff, All other times they have no interest. My mom has not seen them in over a hear. Currently I owe $2041.25 per month for the two youngest. I was divorced the year before laws changed whereby the mothers income is calculated into th e monies each month for the kids. Everytime in the past I tried to only pay the monthly amount ordered my ex would have me feeling so bad about it that I'd cave in. Do you have any suggestions for me. I am in a new job and the text and emails I get from her during business hrs mess me up pretty good and I can not afford to lose this job. Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX XXX-XXX-XXXX
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

WebLaw :

*Due to rules of your state bar or mine, nothing herein is intended as legal advice, only intended as general information to better help yourself.*

WebLaw :

Support in Georgia typically terminates at age 18. Why do you still have a child support payment?

Customer:

2 of my 5 children are under 18 and in school

WebLaw :

I see.

WebLaw :



So sorry to hear of this dilemma. If my answer is not clear to you, please ask me for clarification by using the reply button.

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Customer:

I have to move out of my sisters home

WebLaw :



You can file for modification to the child support order to reflect your current income and account for the mother's income under the new guidelines.

Child support is subject to modification at any time there is a substantial change in financial circumstances of either the parents or the child. Until the court grants the modification you will need to continue to make your regularly-scheduled payments


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Customer:

and I have to go to paying what is ordered and adding as much as I can to pay back. I ran IT for the state of Ga. for DHR and the Office of Child Support was one of th ebiggest customers in IT. I have never shyed away for paying plus some.

WebLaw :

yes you will need to continue to make the payments until the court orders otherwise

Customer:

I understand that completely, but do you know of anything she might do against me while I try and get back on my feet (as long as I am paying the court ordered amount? Also would it make any sense for me to take her back to court since the laws in Ga changed after our divorce?

WebLaw :

Yes it seems that it would make a lot of sense for you to take her back to court. Her income would be considered under the new guidelines. There is nothing that she can do while you are making your court order payments

Customer:

u still there?

WebLaw :

yes

WebLaw :

have I answered your question

Customer:

I am a very laidback guy and have lived over the years with parents and sister. They still live in the home, they still go evry year to Florida and quite frankly I'm tired of being used by both her and my kids. I have tried to get the youngest two to join me on Sundays for church and she always comes up with a reason they can't go. I have decided that I will tell her that I expect for her to abide by my visitation rights and that she can pick this weekend or the next for me to start seeing them. That will at least resolve part of the question regarding church..

Customer:

I am saving all hateful txt and emails, just to have, but I do not put anything past her..

Customer:

Your last thoughts and thank you for your thoughts..

Customer:

and guidance

WebLaw :

My advice to you is to adhere to the court order and exercise your visitation rights. You may also petition the court to modify the support

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Customer:

Thank you much

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