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770-609-1247 | Child Support – Georgia Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Child Support - Georgia Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

Child Support – Georgia Divorce and Family Law Attorneys

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In Georgia, child support is determined through a worksheet that takes into account both parents’ incomes (O.C.G.A. § 19-6-15). The parties will thus either agree on – or ask the court to decide – the gross annual income of the parents. The parties will then input this data into the worksheet to calculate their monthly payments.

The child support worksheet calculations are based on a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • The gross income of both parents
  • Self-employment taxes
  • Health insurance programs
  • Actual income or income earning potential (based on education, work history and experience)

Georgia law also provides for several deviations/adjustments to the calculations to account for the specific circumstances of a case.

Eleven deviations for child support are outlined in Georgia law and can be used to modify the amount of child support to be paid. They are:

  • High income
  • Low income
  • Health related insurance
  • Child and dependent care tax credit
  • Travel expense related to visitation
  • Alimony
  • Mortgage
  • Permanency plan or foster care plan
  • Extraordinary expenses
  • Pre-existing child support orders
  • Whether either parent is supporting another child
  • Extracurricular activities of the child(ren)
  • Child care expenses of the child(ren)
  • Parenting time
  • Nonspecific deviations – Which are required to have a detailed explanation

Once the specific circumstances of the case have been factored in and the deviations have been calculated, the court will decide on the final amount to be paid. It is important to note that each person who fills out a child support worksheet could get different numbers, as they may have their own opinions of deviations, etc.

If the party assigned to pay child support does not follow the court orders, they may be found in contempt of court, which could lead to serious fines or even imprisonment. A child support modification form can be filed every two years if the circumstances of that party have changed.

Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s Georgia lawyers practice in the areas of Divorce, Family Law, Estates, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Bankruptcy, Business Law and Immigration. We have offices conveniently located at:

Alpharetta Georgia
North Point Park
5755 North Point Parkway
Suite 52
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Atlanta Georgia
Colony Square
1201 Peachtree Street, 400
Colony Square, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Dunwoody, Sandy Springs
GA 400, Atlanta Georgia
1200 Abernathy Rd
Building 600
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Cumming Georgia
The Avenue Forsyth
410 Peachtree Parkway
Building 400, Suite 4245
Cumming, GA 30041
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Johns Creek, Duluth GA
11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Duluth Georgia
2180 Satellite Boulevard
Suite 400
Duluth, GA 30097
Phone: 770-408-0477 | Map

Kennesaw Georgia
TownPark Center
125 TownPark Drive
Suite 300
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

1755 North Brown Road
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 770-609-1247 | Map

Georgia Areas We Serve
Coleman Legal Group, LLC’s divorce and family law attorneys handle cases in the following cities and communities: Atlanta, Alpharetta, Roswell, Johns Creek, Milton, Cumming, Marietta, Sandy Springs, Canton, Woodstock, Douglasville, Kennesaw, Gainseville, Norcross, Lawrenceville, Midtown, Inman Park, Duluth, Buckhead, Dunwoody, Vinings, Smyrna, Covington, Conyers, Newborn, Mansfield, Oxford, Social Circle, Porterdale, Buford, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Dacula, Ball Ground and Starrsville.

Our divorce and family law attorneys frequently handle cases for clients residing in the following counties: Fulton, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Cobb, DeKalb, Henry, Cherokee, Douglas, Carroll, Coweta, Paulding, Bartow, Hall, Barrow, Walton, Newton, Rockdale, Henry, Spalding, Fayette, Newton, Walton, Rockdale and Clayton. 

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