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3 Key Things To Know About Child Support Jurisdiction

Video Transcript

Hello, my name is Dina Khismatulina. I’m an attorney with the Manely Firm. We do all family law all around Georgia all around the world. And today, I want to talk to you about several additional ways to establish jurisdiction and to file child support lawsuit in Georgia to help you and your family to get some relief. The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, or UIFSA, allows us to obtain jurisdiction and to file child support on several additional grounds. The traditional way to obtain child support is to file for child support in the country and in the state where the defendant resides. However, UIFSA allows us some additional opportunities to obtain jurisdiction.

The first jurisdictional point I want to talk to you about is obtaining jurisdiction through services on the other side in the state of Georgia. For example, if defendant is visiting Georgia for vacation or to see his or her children and defendant is served with the service of process in Georgia that allows Georgia to have jurisdiction over establishment of child support.

The second way to obtain jurisdiction and beliefs that to obtain child support is to file in Georgia if the other side resided in Georgia with the child or if the other side resided in Georgia and provided prenatal expenses or support for the child. This means that even if the other side never lived in Georgia visits the child, but at some point of time lived in Georgia and pay for some expenses for the child, even if they were prenatal that allows Georgia to establish jurisdiction over child support.

The third way to obtain jurisdiction to establish child support in the state of Georgia and under UIFSA is under the following circumstances. If an individual engaged in sexual intercourse in the state of Georgia and the child may have been conceived in Georgia It’s enough to establish jurisdiction and file for child support in Georgia. In other words, if you may have had a one-night stand in the state of Georgia, which resulted in you having a child, and the child may have been conceived in Georgia, that’s enough for Georgia to obtain jurisdiction, and for us to file for some relief for you in the form of child support. It is not necessary for the child to have been conceived in Georgia, it’s enough if the child may have been conceived in Georgia.

The three additional jurisdictional factors that we’ve discussed today in this video are just some additional ways that we can help you to obtain child support jurisdiction, file for child support, and help you get some relief for your family. We would love to hear from you and discuss with you specific details pertaining to your case.