Presentation to Georgia Child Support Commission November 30, 2005 Jane C. Venohr, Ph.D. Policy Studies Inc. 1899 Wynkoop St, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80202 303.291.5116 firstname.lastname@example.org. Presentation Outline. Purpose : Unveil draft of economic tables Outline : Background
Presentation to Georgia Child Support CommissionNovember 30, 2005 Jane C. Venohr, Ph.D.Policy Studies Inc.1899 Wynkoop St, Suite 300Denver, CO email@example.com
HB221 charged the Commission with creating child support obligation table.
HB221 implies table should provide same “economic standard of living enjoyed by children living in intact families consisting of parents with similar financial means.”
HB221 specifies how FICA is to be considered.
HB221 implies child care, health insurance expenses, uninsured medical expenses, parenting time, and other adjustments made in worksheet, not schedule.
All draft tables comply with HB221
Comparisons are based on net income & include child care, Insurance premiums, and uninsured medical expenses. However, these items are adjusted for in the tables.
Effect of tax assumption is married with children results in higher order amounts because there is more disposable income
Oct 6 Recommendation Is to draft table based on the average
Accounts for 74.5% of orders
Based on Actual Incomes in Georgia Cases
Assumes no deviations, percentage guidelines applied
No additional adjustments
*Estimated and mostly states that have never updated their schedules
**AZ, CT, MO, NC, OR, TN, VT, WY
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