Getting divorced entails a wide range of financial considerations, including potential income tax liability. Spouses who are able to amicably resolve their divorces can often structure terms that provide tax benefits on both sides as certain arrangements have tax implications while others do not. Is child support tax deductible? What about alimony? Can your property distribution trigger income tax liability? Here is a brief overview of some of the key tax-related issues involved in getting divorced in Georgia:

Child support payments in Georgia play an important role in ensuring your child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs are met. In cases where these payments are non-existent, made sporadically, or fail to account for the total amount of your child’s expenses, we can assist you in seeking an order of support through the family court.

It’s important that both the custodial and non-custodial parent know when child support for a minor will end. It has a large bearing on planning for the future for both parties, either paying child support, or receiving child support. Knowing when child support payments end is crucial for both parents. There is standard language in Georgia law that governs this issue which reads as follows:

There is no doubt that divorce is complicated. To make matters more complex, the added component of a child, or children, to the legal mix is typically what makes a relatively basic case quite convoluted and take substantially longer. While the reasoning is obvious, it's important to understand that once your case is resolved, the implications of child custody and following child support laws are instrumental in your family’s long-term responsibilities. Whether you are receiving the support or paying, the well-being of your child depends on the court appointed responsibility of following the law. Knowing Georgia child support enforcement basics will keep both parties on the same page and ensure a consistent program.