Every jurisdiction, including Georgia, has enacted child support guidelines used by the courts to determine what resources should be considered income for the purpose of calculating a parent’s child support obligation. Most of these guidelines employ the term “income from all sources.” Georgia’s child support guidelines require that the total gross income of both parents […]
Child support payments are usually awarded to the custodial parent of a minor child to help with expenses associated with raising that child. Georgia law uses a child support calculation formula that takes the income and debt of both parents into account. The court-ordered child support amount is intended to equal the minimum amount the […]
The topic of child support has long been a controversial one throughout the state of Georgia. During the past decade, changes have been made to the paternity laws in an effort to make rules more transparent and fair to both parents. However, there are still problems, especially when paternity is an issue. Horror stories involving […]
How Does Termination of Parental Rights Affect Child Support?