In Georgia, child support payments are generally calculated based on a formula. Those calculations are based on a number of factors, including the gross income of both parents, self-employment taxes, any pre-existing child support orders, whether either parent is supporting another child, and health insurance premiums, among other things.
To determine how much child support your children may be eligible for, the Georgia Child Support Commission has created a child support calculator that mandates the amount of child support a the non-custodial parent must pay to the parent with primary physical custody. However, this amount can be deviated if there are extenuating circumstances such as child care expenses, medical insurance payments or other specific financial conditions.
Generally, child support in Georgia must be paid until the child reaches 18, dies, marries, or becomes emancipated. If a child is in secondary school, payments may last until the child turns 20.
To find out more information about Child Support and Child Support Modification, please contact The Law Office of Alex M. Brown at 706-447-6994