Child support is an essential aspect of any divorce agreement. It is the responsibility of the non-custodial parent to provide financial support for their child. However, what happens when your ex stops paying child support in Georgia? This can be a stressful situation, but there are steps you can take to enforce the agreement and ensure that your child receives the support they need. In this blog post, we will discuss what to do when your ex stops paying child support in Georgia.
1. Contact Your Ex
The first step is to contact your ex and try to resolve the issue amicably. It is possible that they are facing financial difficulties and are unable to make payments. You can discuss alternative arrangements such as a payment plan or modification of the agreement. Keep a record of all communication, including emails, texts, and phone calls.
2. File a Complaint with the Georgia Division of Child Support Services (DCSS)
If your ex fails to make payments despite your attempts to resolve the issue, you can file a complaint with the Georgia DCSS. They will investigate the matter and take appropriate action, which may include wage garnishment, interception of tax refunds, or suspension of driver's license.
3. Hire a Child Support Attorney
If the DCSS is unable to resolve the issue, you may need to hire a child support attorney. They can help you file a motion to enforce the agreement and represent you in court. An experienced attorney can also advise you on your legal rights and options.
4. Keep Detailed Records
It is essential to keep detailed records of all payments and communication with your ex. This includes receipts, bank statements, and any correspondence related to child support. This information will be useful in court if you need to enforce the agreement.
5. Seek Counseling for Your Child
Divorce and child support issues can be stressful for children. It is essential to seek counseling for your child to help them cope with the situation. Counseling can also help them understand the importance of financial support and how it affects their well-being.
At Poydasheff & Sowers, LLC, we understand the complexities of child support issues and can provide you with the legal representation you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.