Does Child Support Automatically Stop If The Child Comes To Live With Me?

georgia divorce lawyerQuestion:

When our 16-year-old son came to live with me permanently I stopped paying the child support that was ordered to my ex-wife since she no longer was raising our child.

She went to the child support recovery office and demanded that I owe her child support because the court order was not changed even though our child lived with me.

Will this count as child support arrears, and will I have to pay my ex-wife the money she says she was owed?


I am unable to give you legal advice on divorce. I can give general divorce help for men, though, my knowledge is based on Georgia child support laws where I am licensed to practice.

If there is an order to pay child support, the order must be complied with until modified by a judge.

You should take proof showing the date your 16-year-old began living with you and that he is still living with you to the division of child support services office and try to work with them on the child support arrears. This is a better bet than going before the judge.

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If you are unable to do so, at least bring evidence to the haring showing your child has been living with you. The judge might take that into consideration when he determines the arrears.

Unfortunately, the Judge may require you to pay all of the back child support.

Remember, I am unable to provide you with anything more than divorce tips for men, so please consult with divorce lawyers for men in your jurisdiction.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss divorce rights for men with a Cordell & Cordell attorney, including Atlanta, Georgia Divorce Lawyer Amber R. Piotrowicz, contact Cordell & Cordell.

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One comment on “Does Child Support Automatically Stop If The Child Comes To Live With Me?

    can i sue a county that never billed my ex on her 174 dol payment for 15 years,they have no record of doing so
    i am currently envolved in a multi jurisdictional child support case out of santa clara county case #105CS113224.on july 18 2012 a rulling was made
    in regards to this case its pretty complicated try to follow me many things changed once i had found a court that had no fault in the mistakes made that cost me 15 years of child support enforcement a real hell. even though a 28.000 dol judgement in my favor stanislaus county threttened my license again 6 days later see turns out they charged me for to mutch child support
    even when i told my worker john conner who never investgated this iwas met with no help from people charged with my sons well oldest was abandon in 1998.2004. just left them no word for years somtimes.the only thing was she new i would take care of them and i did .wile at the same time keeping the wolfs from my door.stanislaus had a bill building against me anyway attaching my licence and bank account several times while i constanly told them she had no part at all and was gone there was no invesigation at all what i want to know is. can a side by side case exanple of what i paid and should have paid the amount of enforcement for each case and get compensation for all the times they didnt have to enforce and did one time they even admitted on there owen paperwork that they took my licences by mistake. all the while there was a bill Building from the court ordered pay ment she was supposed to pay me no record of her being enforced at all for 15 years not one payment from her in 15 years thnks for nothing butte county.and a thank to michel l ramsey district atty at that time #flo13324 .
    15 years of no payments never got arresed like all those fathers on fathersday in santa clara county in 06 how many of those guys were 15 years back or less or mutch less i think you get the point and the same weakend stainislaus got my bank acct even after ihad made an exsreanly large payment recently I beleave it was over 700 dols and they took over 450 from acct.Leaving me broke and wondering how to feed my kids
    i lived in santa clara county filed to have all cases together at once
    they took action it went slow but they did and i am greatfull

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