Financial stability is important to ensure a child’s needs are met. Among those needs are food, shelter, clothing, childcare, and medical expenses are met.
It is the joint and several duty of each parent to provide for the maintenance, protection, and education of his or her child until the child reaches the age of majority, dies, marries, or becomes emancipated, whichever first occurs… O.C.G.A. § 19-7-2. The age of majority in Georgia is 18.
In all cases involving minor children, a Child Support Worksheet is required. This document is used to record information necessary to determine and calculate monthly child support. See https://csc.georgiacourts.gov/.
The gross income of both parents is calculated to determine the basic child support obligation. Gross income may include imputed income of the parents. Deviations (i.e. health insurance, work-related childcare costs, parenting time, etc.) may adjust the support obligation for the parent paying these expenses. https://www.georgialegalaid.org/resource/calculating-child-support
Numerous factors are at work when calculating the final child support amount that may require the assistance of an experience attorney. We understand how important support is to your child and we can help you present a case to the court to establish or modify orders, increase the support amount, or help enforce child support orders.
To speak with an experienced Family Law attorney, contact the Parker Law Firm at 770-246-1331 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.