Columbus, GA's Experienced Child Support Attorneys

Child Support Services

Understand the Child Support System

The legal system frequently plays a role in family dynamics, particularly in areas like child support, where the challenges often transcend the personal sphere. Our family law firm covers crucial aspects affecting child support, such as divorce and child custody. This demands careful handling, especially when the involved parties strive for peaceful solutions. Phillips & Sellers, P.C. have over twenty years of expertise in family law, specializing in mediation—a method aimed at settling disputes amicably and effectively, emphasizing facilitating fair child support arrangements.

Navigate Georgia Child Support Laws

Child support is a crucial component of family law that guarantees financial security for children. However, navigating the Georgia child support process can be complicated and emotionally exhausting. At Phillips & Sellers, P.C. Attorneys at Law, we recognize that without proper legal guidance, your family’s future could face unnecessary obstacles.

Our law firm has extensive experience in dealing with all types of child support cases, including those with various arrangements. Our aim is to ensure that support arrangements are equitable and meet the needs of all children involved.

Benefits of Choosing Phillips & Sellers, P.C.

Whether you are establishing child support through a court order or through a private agreement, Phillips & Sellers, P.C. will ensure that every aspect of your arrangement is legally sound, so you can provide for your child with confidence, knowing the support is structured for long-term stability.

Let us help you ensure that the process is as smooth and efficient as possible, allowing you to focus on the well-being of your child and the joy of securing their financial future.

Your Trusted Legal Partners in Columbus, GA

Choosing the right path for resolving family disputes is crucial. Attorneys Phillips and Sellers are dedicated to offering legal support process that is not only effective, compassionate, and also respectful. Our founders, Scott Phillips and Angela Sellers, bring a wealth of experience and a genuine passion for family law, treating each case with the personalized attention it deserves.

Our Practice Areas

Here are several of our primary areas of legal experience and expertise.

Family Law FAQ

An adoption is filed in the county of residence of the person(s) who is adopting the child. You must have lived in that county for at least six (6) months prior to the filing of the adoption.

In Georgia, you must be 25 years of age or over or married and living with your spouse. You must be at least 10 years older than the child. If you are married, you must file jointly to adopt. There is no length of marriage requirement in Georgia. In Alabama, you must be 19 years of age or older. If you are married, you must file jointly. If you are the step-parent attempting to adopt your spouse’s child, you must be married for over one year before filing an adoption.

A licensed agent interviews and investigates the adoption petitioner to determine if the petitioner is physically, financially and emotionally capable of adopting a child. The agent looks at your home, your finances, and your criminal background and makes a report to the Judge to determine if the adoption is in the best interest of the child. The cost in Georgia for the home study is approximately $250.00. The cost in Alabama is more expensive but varies.

In Georgia, a home-study evaluation is required in all adoption cases except step-parent adoptions. In step-parent adoptions, the person petitioning for adoption will have to submit to a criminal background check in lieu of a complete home-study evaluation.

The fees vary depending on the complexity of the adoption. If both birth parents consent to the adoption, the adoption is considered uncontested and less expensive.

Choose Phillips & Sellers, P.C.

Where we treat you like a person and not like you’re just another file.

Selecting the right legal representation in family matters is crucial. At Phillips & Sellers, P.C., we prioritize your family’s well-being, offering personalized, compassionate, and skilled advocacy. Our founders, Scott Phillips and Angela Sellers, are not just passionate about family law; they embody dedication in every case, treating clients with the care and respect deserving of family.

Resources & Documentation

In certain circumstances, we lawyers will need clients to provide us with documentation at the time we commence our representation or later during the natural flow of the case. This documentation may include marriage licenses, birth certificates, proof of income, certified documents from previous litigation and other kinds of public records. Below is a list of websites where such information can be obtained as well as links to required parenting seminars, child support calculators and other information that prospective or current clients may find helpful.