I Never See My Kids Because I’m Working So Much To Keep Up With Child Support

georgia divorce lawyerQuestion:

I am overworking myself in order to meet my child support obligation, but it has come at the expense of actually spending time with my children.

Because I have to work two jobs six days a week I often am unable to use my scheduled parenting time. But if I don’t work these jobs then I can’t afford child support.

How can I prove to the court that it’s better for the kids to see me more often even if it means working less with a lower income resulting in less child support?


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.

At any time after a divorce decree is entered, and two years after a modification is completed (which was filed by the same party), a parent can request a child support modification if he/she has experienced a reduction of income or significant change in financial circumstances.

Where I practice, the courts have held than a reduction in income of 10% or greater is cause for a modification of child support. Typically, if an individual is paid hourly, income will be based on a 40-hour workweek, unless a party consistently works overtime then that amount will be averaged into the gross income.

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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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