Under Georgia state law, both of a child's parents are required to have a hand in his or her financial support until the child turns 18, is legally emancipated, marries, joins the military, or graduates high school. Determining proper and equitable child support is an important aspect of the divorce process.
At Oles Law Group, we are very familiar with the child support laws in the state of Georgia and we are prepared to help you understand how those laws apply to your situation. Ensure that your interests and the future of your child is protected. Talk to our Alpharetta divorce attorney today.
Determining Child Support in the State of Georgia
There are about nine steps involved in determining child support payments for Georgia families. Specific guidelines are used to determine how child support payments will be calculated in the state. The law accounts for the regular income of each parent in establishing a combined adjusted income. The combined adjusted income determines the "Georgia Child Support Obligation Table" that will be used to decide the basic child support obligation.
The following sources of income, among others, are included in this calculation:
- Salary / income
- Commissions, bonuses, tips
- Overtime pay
- Severance pay
- Recurring pension income
- Income earned from interest
- Trust income
- Lottery winnings
- Dividend income
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This process can be very challenging and complicated, which is why it is always wise to enlist the service of a knowledgeable Alpharetta child support lawyer who has experience in this area of the law and who can help protect your rights and the interests of your child. Attorney David Edward Oles, Sr. is known as a true advocate for his clients.