Attorneys Assisting With Child Support Calculation

It may be the last issue you and spouse agree on. You both want what is best for your children. You may also realize that part of caring for your children includes one spouse paying child support to ensure that your children are able to have everything they need.

Georgia uses a "shared income" approach to calculating child support. The calculations alone are straightforward, but there are pieces to the puzzle that can make the calculation seem more complicated. The process can be explained by our Georgia child support lawyers and will include answering questions, including:

  • How much does each parent make per month?
  • How many children are of this marriage?
  • Are there expenses for extracurricular activities?
  • Are there day care expenses?
  • Are there extraordinary educational expenses (testing, learning disabilities)? If so, please explain and provide details of these expenses?
  • Are there extraordinary medical expenses?

In answering these questions, you will want an advocate who understands your situation and your interests. By talking to a family law attorney in our Gainesville office, we can help you understand your options and find a solution that works for everyone, especially for your children.

Contact Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, at 678-601-2495 for a consultation.

How Does The Court Determine Income?

There can be a few pieces to figuring out the income of each spouse when it comes to determining child support. It is critical to consider all possibilities, especially in the case where a spouse has income that he or she has not disclosed or did not have during the marriage. The court will consider income from sources, including:

  • Salary and wages
  • Commissions, fees and tips
  • Income from self-employment
  • Bonuses
  • Overtime payments
  • Severance pay
  • Reoccurring income from pensions or retirement plans
  • Interest income
  • Income from dividends
  • Trust income
  • Income from annuities
  • Capital gains
  • Social Security Disability or retirement benefits received as income by a parent in the case
  • Workers' Compensation benefits
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Judgments from personal injury or other civil cases
  • Gifts (cash or other gifts that can be converted to cash)
  • Prizes/lottery winnings
  • Alimony and maintenance from persons not in the case
  • Assets that are used for support of the family
  • Fringe benefits (if significantly reduces living expenses)
  • Any other income, including imputed income (not to include means-tested public assistance)

The attorneys at Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, can help you consider all aspects of child support and what the court will look at when making a decision.

Contact Our Family Law Firm Today

If you want results, hire the dedicated and innovative team of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, at 678-601-2495 or contact us online. Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, has a team of hardworking, client-focused attorneys and paralegals.