Marietta and Metro Atlanta Divorce and Family Law Blog

This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. Much of what happens at trial is case specific and no two cases are identical. The following posts address how courts  typically address such common situations.  If you are seeking advice for  an ongoing or future case, please  feel free to contact us to discuss how the law may apply to the facts in your particular case.

Understanding Child Support

Posted by Diane Cherry, Managing Partner | Dec 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

Child support in Georgia is controlled by Georgia law.  It is calculated based upon the gross incomes of each parent. Parents often argue over the correct amount of child support, the manner in which in needs to be paid, how long it should last and what it is intended to cover. Child support is for the support of minor children.  Once a child reaches 18 yeas of age and graduates from high school, child support is no longer paid for support of the child. In Georgia, child support is intended to cover the basic necessities (food, clothing and shelter) for the minor child.  In Georgia, a parent cannot be compelled to pay college expenses as part of his/her child support obligation.

Commissions, Bonuses and Overtime - Oh No!!

Posted by Diane Cherry, Managing Partner | Jun 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Commissions, Bonuses and Overtime, even though intermittent, are included in income when calculating child support and alimony. Unless your income actually decreases for a sustained period of time and you can show that it wasn't through any fault of your own, your child support and alimony will be based upon your wages, including your commissions, bonuses and overtime pay.


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