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Child Support in Atlanta

The need for child support arises when one parent has primary “physical custody” of a child. The other parent, the “noncustodial parent,” is then usually responsible for providing a certain amount of money to help with the maintenance of a child.

Unless the two parents can reach their own payment schedule, the Georgia family court system will need to get involved. Georgia now uses a complicated system called the Georgia Child Support Guidelines to determine child support. Child support in Georgia is determined based on a number of factors, including number of children, the income of each parent, and the amount of visitation time that the non-custodial parent gets. Generally, the more time the non-custodial parent gets with a child, the lower the child support payments tend to be.

Given the complex relationship between child custody schedules and child support payments it is advisable to ask a competent Atlanta Family Law attorney about your options.

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Careful: Child Support May Affect Your Taxes

After a divorce in which the couple has children, it's almost a guarantee that someone is going to be paying child support. So how are you supposed to declare that on your taxes?

If you're the non-custodial parent, you probably aren't claiming the child as your dependent on your tax return, unless your court documents explicitly state that you are. But you're still contributing to your child financially. Shouldn't you get a tax break too?

The short answer is yes. The long answer is that you're going to have to read the fine print.

After only a year of married life, Sarah Palin's son Track and his wife Britta are calling it quits.

The couple jointly filed for divorce in an Alaskan court, TMZ reports. No word yet on how Track and Britta will split custody of their 1-year-old daughter, Kyla.

Lakers star Steve Nash made the move from Phoenix to Los Angeles earlier this year, but apparently he doesn't want his kids to follow him.

When Nash joined the Lakers, he reportedly said one of the benefits of the move was that he'd be closer to his three children.

Strangely, the point guard is now trying to prevent his ex-wife Alejandra Amarilla from moving their kids from Phoenix to California, TMZ reports. Nash hasn't given his reasons, but it could be over child support.

Not even bankruptcy can save you from your child support obligations. Warren Sapp knows all about that.

The former NFL star exited bankruptcy earlier in the year, but is still struggling to keep up with his child support payments. Sapp has requested that his child support be decreased, but a clause he added to the child support agreement back in 2001 could prevent that from happening, TMZ reports.

Kid Cudi's "pursuit of happiness" seems to be getting in the way of his family life.

The rapper has been involved in a child custody battle for more than a year. Cudi's baby mama claimed the rapper shouldn't have custody of their daughter because of his history of drug and alcohol abuse.

Cudi recently settled the matter, granting his ex full custody of the girl, TMZ reports.

Yet another NFL player is in hot water over a child support debt.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been ordered to cough up eight-months worth of child support, TMZ reports. Now that Brown has signed a $42-million contract with the Steelers, he shouldn't have any trouble keeping up with his support obligations.

Scott Storch used to be one of the biggest music producers in the game, crafting hits for the likes of Dr. Dre and Christina Aguilera. Then in 2006, a serious cocaine habit derailed Storch's career and cost him his fortune.

Now the down-on-his-luck producer is embroiled in a child support dispute with Vanessa Bellido, TMZ reports. Earlier in the month, a Florida court ordered that Storch be arrested immediately for failing to pay $28,300 in child support. Fortunately Storch coughed up $20,000 and avoided jail time.

The stars of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" have been involved in a lot of family law disputes lately. Former RHOA star Sheree Whitfield may finally get the child support money she's been waiting on for over three years.

Sheree claims that her ex-husband and former Atlanta Falcon Bob Whitfield hasn't coughed up child support in 38 months, according to TMZ. Now Bob has about three weeks to pay Sheree $75,000 in back child support, or else.

Bow Wow isn't so "lil" anymore. In fact, the rapper was recently ordered to pay child support for his 1-year-old daughter.

Now Bow Wow is back in court fighting with the girl's mother, Joie Chavis, about the amount of that support. The problem is that the rapper failed to disclose important financial information, according to TMZ.

Deion Sanders thinks he's paying too much child support. He's filed documents with the Texas Supreme Court to challenge the child support order established back in May, according to TMZ.

Prime Time says $10,000 a month is way too much. His estranged wife, Pilar, disagrees, claiming the ex-NFL/MLB star is worth a whopping $250 million.