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.
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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.