Georgia Child Support
Georgia believes that both parents should be legally responsible for their children’s financial support. The father is no longer expected to provide sole support; the mother has to accept her share of the burden as well.
So how much are you going to have to pay?
That depends. Georgia has adopted a complex spreadsheet to make the calculation easier (because lawyers don’t do math) and this takes into consideration:
- All sources of income for both parents
- Parenting time
- Preexisting Child Support orders
- Child care expenses
- Healthcare expenses, including insurance premiums
- Any additional expenses which may have been incurred, and actually paid, by either parent; and
- Potential for deviations, downwards or upwards for low and high income parents
Once all of the numbers have been input into the spreadsheet, a Presumptive Child Support Obligation for both parents can be calculated. The jury or the court may then deviate upwards or downwards from that “presumptive” Child Support amount.
The Trial Lawyers of The NA Firm
The spreadsheet is fairly complex, but you can rely on the trial lawyers of The NA Firm to calculate Child Support under the guidelines and to protect you against overreaching by your soon-to-be ex-wife.