Georgia Child Support Lawyers
The laws in Georgia regarding child support calculations have changed significantly
in the last few years. For this reason, it's best to work with a knowledgeable
family law attorney who has kept current on the laws.
The Manely Firm, P.C., in Atlanta, we use years of experience and the latest technology to successfully
counsel our clients on child support matters including determination of
child support after a
divorce and child support
Child Support Laws in Georgia
In Georgia, child support laws are based on an "income shares"
model. This model takes the gross incomes of both parties into consideration
when deciding the child support amount. The gross monthly incomes of both
parties are combined in order to determine the Combined Adjusted Income.
At this point, a Child Support Obligation Table is used to calculate the
Basic Child Support Obligation, which is then applied to each parent's
share of the Combined Adjusted Income.
Child support can be modified in certain cases. In some cases, it can be
adjusted to reflect parenting time obligations. In other cases, it can
be modified to credit the cost of medical insurance and work-related childcare
to the parent who pays those expenses. Child support can also be modified
to a different amount if it is considered to be in the child's best
interest. Examples include extraordinary medical expenses or special expenses
that are over seven percent of the basic child support obligation.
The calculations and modifications may seem confusing, but the Georgia
family law attorneys of The Manely Firm, P.C., will be happy to explain
your options and help you find the right path for you and your family.
Contact Our Marietta & Atlanta Child Support Lawyers
Do you have questions about child support? To schedule a
free initial consultation with a family law attorney at The Manely Firm, P.C., call us toll free
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We help clients throughout Marietta, Atlanta, Savannah, Lawrenceville,
Canton and Gainesville, GA.