Correct Completion of Child Support Worksheets Is Vital

A child support worksheet is required in all situations where child support will be awarded. Georgia has had some recent changes with regard to the worksheet, so it is important to seek help from a lawyer who understands these changes and the implications to your child support agreement.

Located in Marietta, F. Marian Weeks, P.C., Attorneys at Law, represents mothers and fathers in all aspects of child custody and divorce. Attorneys Marian Weeks and Fraser Hudgins have over 65 years of combined experience to apply directly to your unique case. We have a proven track record advocating for clients throughout Cobb County, Cherokee County and Paulding County.

Our exclusive focus on family law matters allows us to help you resolve and finalize child issues and divorce matters efficiently and promptly in your child's best interests.

Child Support Worksheets — What Do I Need to Know?

Georgia uses "income sharing" to determine child support levels. The child support worksheet is prepared electronically through a state program, which your lawyer can guide you through. While the basic child support amounts are determined by the state, it is important to work with an experienced lawyer.

We help you properly identify and consider all income sources and deviations from the worksheet in determining your final amount of child support payments.

The court will consider the full incomes of each parent, including salary, bonuses, overtime, capital gains, rental income and inheritance. It will also consider all costs related to your children, including:

  • Day care costs
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Special educational needs
  • Medical needs
  • Other general costs of living

The court will also consider how many children support is being paid for, including children from a previous marriage or family. The costs for medical, dental, extracurricular activities and more will be divided based on income-sharing figures.

Once the child support worksheet is finalized, it will be included in your final divorce order. If a modification of child support is needed in the future, a new child support worksheet will be prepared to include updated incomes and costs.

We Take a Hands-On Approach

The child support worksheet is very detailed and requires a significant amount of information. We will explain what receipts you will need to provide and what documentation we will need. Then, we will guide you through the entire process of creating the worksheet. We will answer all of your questions promptly and make sure you understand the process clearly.

Please call us at 770-884-6296 or email us to schedule a free 30-minute initial consultation with one of our lawyers in Marietta. We will simplify the process and help you resolve all other divorce matters.