Georgia Divorce – Child Support from a Father’s Perspective

In many court cases, mothers hold custody and fathers pay child support. However, like all financial decisions, the ability to pay child support depends heavily on the individual’s circumstances and financial security. Because fathers sometimes hold more financial responsibility through child support than they can handle, Georgia provides the Fatherhood program to help non-custodial parents who don’t have the ability to pay child support on their own.

Georgia’s Fatherhood program is the largest fatherhood program in the United States that is run by the state. The Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) has worked together with other government and community agencies to partner with fathers so that they can pay child support independently and consistently. Some factors that can prevent fathers from providing child support regularly on their own include educational barriers, criminal record, no transportation means, no license, alcohol and substance abuse problems, unemployment, and mental health complications. The program is generally 3-9 months long and consists of workshops as to push for both employment and education pursuits.

Fathers may also have to consider child support from different angles depending on both their past and future decisions. Even though a father may have never married the mother of his child, he is still financially responsible for their children. However, if a father decides to marry a woman with children already, he is not responsible for her children unless he legally adopts them and nullifies the parental rights of the biological father.

Georgia Areas We Serve

Coleman Legal Group, LLC handles cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Woodstock, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Midtown, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, and Smyrna.

Our attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette and Clayton.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Business Law. We have two convenient offices located at: 5755 North Point Parkway, Suite 52, Alpharetta, GA 30022 and 659 Auburn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30312. We serve clients in Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Atlanta, Buckhead, Inman Park and the surrounding Metro Atlanta area.


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