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
The child support law in Georgia is based on an "income shares"
model that requires consideration of both parties' gross incomes.
Once the monthly gross income of each party is determined, the two incomes
are added together to get the combined adjusted income amount. A Child
Support Obligation Table is then used to get the Basic Child Support Obligation.
That Basic Child Support Obligation is then applied to each parent's
proportionate share of the combined adjusted income.
The cost of medical insurance and work-related childcare will result in
the amount of the child support payment being modified with credit being
given to the parent who is paying these expenses. In addition, the amount
of child support may be modified if it is in the best interest of the
child to deviate from the presumptive amount of child support. Examples
of deviations may be extraordinary education expenses; extraordinary medical
expenses or special expenses that exceed seven percent of the basic child
support obligation. Child support obligations may also be adjusted to
reflect parenting time obligations.
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
at (888) 930-9165 or complete our online
We help clients throughout Marietta, Atlanta, Savannah, Lawrenceville,
Canton and Gainesville, GA.