How Child Support is Calculated in Georgia

Child support can be a difficult and confusing challenge to face after a divorce. The calculations for the amount each parent is responsible to pay can be complex, and it’s important you have an experienced, knowledgeable family law attorney to guide you through each step.

How are Payments Calculated?

In Georgia, the court considers multiple factors in determining child support payments including the number of children and income of each parent. Income calculations include

  • Salary
  • Bonuses
  • Lottery winnings
  • Pensions or retirement accounts
  • Unemployment benefits

The Georgia Child Support Commission provides a child support calculator to determine payments. Be sure to consult an experienced family law attorney, like the team at Kicklighter Law, for help calculating accurate child support payments.

Can I Modify My Payments?

Sometimes, calculated payments can be modified if you experience a change in life circumstances. However, it’s important to note that every case is different. You may qualify for a child support payment modification if you experience:

  • Involuntary job loss
  • Sudden change in income
  • Change in marital status

Just because you experience one of the listed major life events doesn’t necessarily mean you will be granted a child support modification. If you think you need a child support payment modification, contact the expert family law attorneys at Kicklighter Law.

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