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Georgia Child Support Enforcement

When parents default on child support payments, state divorce laws have different child support enforcement techniques to help collect unpaid child support.

The following child support enforcement techniques used by Georgia courts include:

  • Withholding paychecks or unemployment benefits
  • Garnishing workers' compensation benefits
  • Intercepting federal and state income tax refunds
  • Reporting parents owing more than $1,000 in child support to credit bureaus
  • Suspending or revoking driver's, professional or occupational licenses
  • Reviewing or modifying child support
  • Intercepting lottery winnings of more than $2,500
  • Filing contempt of court actions that may mean jail
  • Filing liens and levy on tangible or intangible property
  • Suspending passports for failure to pay $2,500 or more
  • Seizing bank accounts after notice

If you are filing for divorce and want legal advice about how circumstances of your divorce may affect child support, connect with a Georgia divorce attorney today. Work to protect your child's future by learning how to collect unpaid child support.

Get in touch with a local divorce attorney who can review your case by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a divorce case review form.

The above synopsis of Georgia divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Georgia divorce lawyer in your area.

Georgia divorce laws were last updated October 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.