How do I go about getting a divorce and obtaining child support?

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How do I go about getting a divorce and obtaining child support?

My husband out a year ago and abandoned me with 3 children. I was forced to move out of my house and had to move in with my parents.  I am working but not nearly enough to make ends meet. He is living in the city with another woman. I cannot afford to hire an attorney. I need a divorce and child support now.

Asked on March 2, 2011 under Family Law, Georgia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your troubles.  Take a deep breath.  Now, there are always these do it yourself websites and kits for divorces but honestly, I would be worried about your rights.  I would be worried that you would waive your right to certain assets that you would have a right to.  So in the mean time go down to what ever your local "Family Court" would be that allows you to get your child support at least while you can save for an attorney.  The Court will order support based upon a statutory support model using income and really only very little expenses allowed.  This will give you some peace of mind and some security for you and for your children.  Good luck to you.


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