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Under Georgia law, child support can be modified upon any material change of circumstances in the parent’s income or financial status or the needs of the child. That’s a lot of language for an attorney to work with. In short, it means if the other parent’s income goes up or down, there are grounds to…

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There have been some big changes in the Georgia child support laws. The state completely re-wrote laws that removed use of a percentage of income and created an income-share system. Child support owed is now calculated from the income of both parents, not just the parent paying child support.  Overall, it’s created a more fair system…

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Divorce is complicated. It can be made even more complicated when considerations for child support are on the table. Divorce and child support are deeply tied to income, so what happens if you make significantly more than average or more than your spouse? Can you be responsible for paying additional money per month based exclusively…

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Most child support orders specify that child support shall continue until the age of 18, unless the child has not graduated from high school; in that case it would continue until the child graduates but not past the child’s 20th birthday.  Simple enough, right?  Not really.  The State of Georgia has a very specific statutory…

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Georgia’s child support guidelines provide for deviations from a party’s basic child support obligation, some of which may be ordered by the court, and others which may be agreed upon by the parties. The court will not order any deviation from the child support obligation unless it determines that the deviation would be in the…

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Georgia’s child support laws set forth uniform guidelines for calculating a parent’s basic child support obligation, as well as any deviations from that amount, both mandatory and non-mandatory. These guidelines assume that one parent has primary custody of the parties’ child or children in making the child support calculation. However, this calculation may not be…

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A parent who pays child support has the duty to support his or her child until the child becomes emancipated for child support purposes under Georgia law. There are a number of different ways that a child may be emancipated for child support purposes under Georgia law. First, the most typical form of emancipation occurs…

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