Georgia’s New Child Support Guidelines*. Income Shares *Effective Date is July 1, 2006. Purpose. Captures actual child-rearing expenses at various levels of parental income and then pro-rates these expenses between both parents. Requires consideration of the income of both parents
*Effective Date is July 1, 2006
Child Support Obligation Table—chart displaying the dollar amount of the basic child support obligation corresponding to various levels of the parents’ adjusted gross incomes and number of children
Basic Child Support Obligation—rebuttablypresumed to be the appropriate amount of basic child support to be provided by both parents, prior to any adjustments and deviationsDefinitions
Adjusted Support Obligation –the basic child support obligation from the child support obligation table, adjusted for health insurance, work related child care costs and parenting timeDefinitions
*Discretionary or as a reason for a deviation
--for whom parent is legally responsible and resides in parent’s home
--for whom parent is actually supporting
--who are not before the court to set, modify or enforce support
Theoretical Order –
-- Includes uninsured medical expenses, such as health insurance co-payments and deductibles, as well as expenses not covered by insurance.
--Parents should divide expenses pro rata.
--In instances of extreme hardship, extraordinary special needs for the child of parent’s current family may be considered as a deviation from the child support guidelines.
Extraordinary Educational Expenses
Produced by Jill Radwin, Administrative Office of the Courts