Post-Divorce Checklist – Part III – Lawrenceville Divorce Attorney

Posted by Doug Lewis | Apr 23, 2015 | 0 Comments


Douglas W. Lewis, Lawrenceville Divorce Attorney – Gwinnett Divorce, Family Law, Legitimation, Paternity, Modification, and Custody.

This is Part III of the Post-Divorce Checklist series.

In Part I, we discussed essential actions that need to be taken in regards to changing your name, address, codes and passwords once a divorce is finalized in Gwinnett County or in any other metro-Atlanta county.

In Part II, we discussed items that need to be addressed in regards to division of marital property and insurance once a divorce is finalized.

Post-Divorce Checklist Part III – Custody, Child Support, Alimony, and Contempt Issues

Custody and Visitation

  • maintain a separate ‘custody/visitation' calendar and indicate the dates of visitation and deadlines for notices to be given
  • keep a log of the date and circumstances regarding any issues concerning custody and visitation so that you can refer to same at a later date
  • update a child's school contact information for you and your former spouse if necessary
  • provide notice of school events and activities to your former spouse if required by the Court

Child Support/Alimony/Medical Expenses/Debt Payments

  • keep a log of the date and amount of each payment that you receive or make that is required to be made by the Final Judgment and Decree of Divorce so that you can refer to same at a later date
  • do not make or receive any cash payment without obtaining a receipt for same;
  • do not make or receive a direct payment from your ex-spouse if same is required to be paid through child support enforcement
  • if an Income Deduction Order is required, follow up to ensure same is filed and a copy of same provided to the employer
  • contact child support enforcement to inquire about having child support payments made through their office if you feel same is necessary
  • if the parties are required to pay a portion of any uncovered medical expense or co-payment regarding the minor children then keep a log of the date and amount of each medical expense and co-pay that you incur that is not covered by insurance and keep a copy of the bill/receipt evidencing each expense
  • if an income deduction order (IDO) is required be sure to inform any new employer regarding same and provide a copy of the IDO

Contempt and Modification

  • contact our law office if you feel that your ex-spouse is in contempt of the terms of the Court's Final Judgment and Decree, or if you have questions or are interested in filing a modification of custody/visitation/child support/alimony

If you or a family member or a friend have any questions about divorce in regards to a case in Gwinnett County, or in any other County in the metro-Atlanta area including Cobb, Dekalb, Fulton, Walton, Barrow, Hall and Forsyth counties, then please do not hesitate to immediately call attorney Doug Lewis at 770-682-3765 for a free initial telephone consultation.

Lawrenceville Attorney Douglas W. Lewis has over twenty years of experience in Gwinnett County and the Atlanta Metro area handling divorce, legitimation, paternity and child custody cases, family law cases, personal injury cases, criminal defense, civil litigation cases and estate planning matters.  If you have any questions please call the Lawrenceville office for a free initial phone consultation or to schedule an office consultation.  You can contact attorney Doug Lewis by telephone at 770-682-3765, via email.  Client reviews can be found on Mr. Lewis' Google + page and on his website.

About the Author

Doug Lewis

Doug is an experienced trial lawyer and advocate with a particular emphasis in family law, civil litigation and criminal defense matters.  As a family lawyer, he has represented a wide range of clients in nearly every type of situation, including, complex and simple divorces, custody disputes, contentious move away proceedings, modification of child support and custody cases, contempt actions and restraining/protective order proceedings.


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