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In Georgia, one of the court's primary concerns in a divorce is establishing a healthy continuum for any children involved. Part of ensuring this consistency is making sure the custodial parent has the financial means to provide the child what it needs to thrive. Whether you are the parent who is entitled to child support or the party that will be paying it, you want to proceed with your divorce with a knowledgeable legal advocate on your side.

At Reeder Law Firm, we understand what goes into a child support determination in our state and what facts need to be asserted before the court to ensure that that determination is fair. If you are approaching your divorce and have concerns about child support, we invite you to contact our offices today.

Our Alpharetta child support lawyers are ready to assist you. Contact us to request a consultation.

How is Child Support Determined in Georgia?

In Georgia, child support is determined based on the “Income Shares Model.” You and your separating partner will have to list your income and expenses on a child support worksheet and turn this into the court.

This model takes into account both parties’:

  • Income
  • Bonuses
  • Commissions
  • Self-employment income
  • Rental properties’ income
  • Severance income
  • Annuities income
  • Capital gains income
  • Unemployment
  • Social security income

Other factors that may be considered include how many children are involved, health insurance and daycare expenses, taxes, medical costs, educational costs, mortgage payments, travel or visitation expenses and the amount of parenting time each parent receives.

Does This System Offer Any Flexibility?

Based upon these factors, child support will be calculated to a monthly amount. Georgia’s new laws do allow for a deviation of support, however. If for example, your parenting time is slightly above the 20.8% standard visitation amount, you may have to pay less support. You might also obtain a child support obligation reduction if you earn $1,850 a month or less. Deviations are always made by the court in accordance with a child’s best interests.

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