Spousal and Child Support
In determining an amount of child support, Georgia courts usually use Georgia Child Support Guidelines. Child support shall be calculated based on the Flat Percentage of Income Model. This approach takes into account the number of minor children and the gross income of the obligor (the parent who is ordered to make payments). Thus, if there is one child, the parent pays 17%-23% of his or her gross income, and, respectively, the percentage is higher if there are more children.