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1Existing Support OrderExisting Support OrderA child support order that exists at the time of filing of the present action and that will be considered by the court in a proceeding for modification.A child support order that exists at the time of filing of the present action and that will be considered by the court in a proceeding for modification.
2IV-D Case NumberIV-D Case NumberA unique case number issued and used by the Georgia Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) and assigned to cases maintained on their Support Tracking and Reporting System ($TARS) when a valid application for services has been made to the agency by a Parent or a Nonparent Custodian, or when a referral has been made to OCSS by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).A unique case number issued and used by the Georgia Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) and assigned to cases maintained on their Support Tracking and Reporting System ($TARS) when a valid application for services has been made to the agency by a Parent or a Nonparent Custodian, or when a referral has been made to OCSS by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).
3STARS Case NumberSTARS Case NumberA unique case number issued and used by the Georgia Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) and assigned to cases maintained on their Support Tracking and Reporting System ($TARS) when a valid application for services has been made to the agency by a Parent or a Nonparent Custodian, or when a referral has been made to OCSS by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).A unique case number issued and used by the Georgia Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) and assigned to cases maintained on their Support Tracking and Reporting System ($TARS) when a valid application for services has been made to the agency by a Parent or a Nonparent Custodian, or when a referral has been made to OCSS by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS).
4Basic Child Support ObligationObligación básica de manutenciBasic child support obligation means the monthly amount of support displayed on the child support obligation table which corresponds to the combined adjusted income and the number of children for whom child support is being determined.Basic child support obligation means the monthly amount of support displayed on the child support obligation table which corresponds to the combined adjusted income and the number of children for whom child support is being determined.
5Child and Dependent Care Tax CChild and Dependent Care Tax CChild and Dependent Care Tax Credit means a Parent is eligible for a tax credit on their Federal Income Tax Return because they paid someone to care for a child so that they could work or look for work.Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit means a Parent is eligible for a tax credit on their Federal Income Tax Return because they paid someone to care for a child so that they could work or look for work.
6ChildNiñoChild means child or children who are minors and may apply to the child(ren) in this action, children who are in a pre-existing child support order or Other Qualified Child(ren).Child means child or children who are minors and may apply to the child(ren) in this action, children who are in a pre-existing child support order or Other Qualified Child(ren).
7ChildrenChildrenChild means child or children who are minors and may apply to the child(ren) in this action, children who are in a pre-existing child support order or Other Qualified Child(ren).Child means child or children who are minors and may apply to the child(ren) in this action, children who are in a pre-existing child support order or Other Qualified Child(ren).
8Child Support Obligation TableChild Support Obligation TableChild support obligation table means the chart in subsection (o) of O.C.G.A. ?_ 19-6-15.Child support obligation table means the chart in subsection (o) of O.C.G.A. ?_ 19-6-15.
9Child Support ServicesChild Support ServicesChild support services" means the agency within the Department of Human Resources which provides and administers child support services.Child support services" means the agency within the Department of Human Resources which provides and administers child support services.
10Civil Action Case NumberCivil Action Case NumberCivil Action Case Number for the current action: The number assigned to each legal pleading by a Clerk of Court in the various counties in the state of Georgia that identify all documents that are filed with a case. In order to submit a completed Web-based calculation to the court for a hearing, or as entered in consent by the parties or for other consideration, the Civil Action Case Number (written exactly as assigned by the Clerk) for the current action must be entered. Civil Action Case Number for a Preexisting Child Support Order: The number assigned by a Clerk of Court in the various counties in the state of Georgia or by a Clerk in another state, that identify all documents and orders filed with a case for a Preexisting Child Support Order.Civil Action Case Number for the current action: The number assigned to each legal pleading by a Clerk of Court in the various counties in the state of Georgia that identify all documents that are filed with a case. In order to submit a completed Web-based calculation to the court for a hearing, or as entered in consent by the parties or for other consideration, the Civil Action Case Number (written exactly as assigned by the Clerk) for the current action must be entered. Civil Action Case Number for a Preexisting Child Support Order: The number assigned by a Clerk of Court in the various counties in the state of Georgia or by a Clerk in another state, that identify all documents and orders filed with a case for a Preexisting Child Support Order.
11Combined Adjusted IncomeCombined Adjusted IncomeCombined adjusted income" means the amount of adjusted income of the custodial parent added to the amount of adjusted income of the noncustodial parent.Combined adjusted income" means the amount of adjusted income of the custodial parent added to the amount of adjusted income of the noncustodial parent.
12Custodial ParentCustodial ParentCustodial parent" means the parent with whom the child resides more than 50 percent of the time. Where a custodial parent has not been designated or where a child resides with both parents an equal amount of time, the court shall designate the custodial parent as the parent with the lesser support obligation and the other parent as the noncustodial parent. Where the child resides equally with both parents and neither parent can be determined as owing a greater amount than the other, the court shall determine which parent to designate as the custodial parent for the purpose of this Code section.Custodial parent" means the parent with whom the child resides more than 50 percent of the time. Where a custodial parent has not been designated or where a child resides with both parents an equal amount of time, the court shall designate the custodial parent as the parent with the lesser support obligation and the other parent as the noncustodial parent. Where the child resides equally with both parents and neither parent can be determined as owing a greater amount than the other, the court shall determine which parent to designate as the custodial parent for the purpose of this Code section.
13DeviationDeviationDeviation means an increase or decrease from the Presumptive Amount of Child Support. Specific Deviations may be made based upon: (a) High Income (b) Low Income (c) Other Health Related Insurance (dental and vision) (d) Life Insurance (e) Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (f) Parenting Time Related Travel Expenses (g) Alimony Paid (h) Mortgage (if the Noncustodial Parent is providing for the cost of home where the child resides) (i) Permanency Plan or Foster Care Plan. The Court or the jury may consider other Deviations such as Extraordinary Educational, Medical and Special Expenses, Parenting Time and other Nonspecific Deviations.Deviation means an increase or decrease from the Presumptive Amount of Child Support. Specific Deviations may be made based upon: (a) High Income (b) Low Income (c) Other Health Related Insurance (dental and vision) (d) Life Insurance (e) Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (f) Parenting Time Related Travel Expenses (g) Alimony Paid (h) Mortgage (if the Noncustodial Parent is providing for the cost of home where the child resides) (i) Permanency Plan or Foster Care Plan. The Court or the jury may consider other Deviations such as Extraordinary Educational, Medical and Special Expenses, Parenting Time and other Nonspecific Deviations.
14Child Care ExpensesChild Care ExpensesExpenses for the care of a minor child for whom support is being determined in this action due to the employment, job search, training or education of either Parent. The cost may be estimated and averaged for the next consecutive 12 months to obtain a monthly amount.Expenses for the care of a minor child for whom support is being determined in this action due to the employment, job search, training or education of either Parent. The cost may be estimated and averaged for the next consecutive 12 months to obtain a monthly amount.
15Extraordinary Educational ExpeExtraordinary Educational ExpeExtraordinary Educational Expenses may be a basis for Deviation from the Presumptive Amount of Child Support and may include, but are not limited to tuition, room and board, lab fees, books, fees, and other expenses associated with special needs education, private elementary and secondary schooling (high school). In determining the amount of this Deviation, expenses, scholarships, grants, stipends, and other cost-reducing programs received by or on behalf of the Child will be considered and should be a monthly average and based on evidence. Evidence will consist of written documents, based on fact, used to support any adjustments and deviations used in reaching the child support calculation. If copies are used, they must be legible or readable.Extraordinary Educational Expenses may be a basis for Deviation from the Presumptive Amount of Child Support and may include, but are not limited to tuition, room and board, lab fees, books, fees, and other expenses associated with special needs education, private elementary and secondary schooling (high school). In determining the amount of this Deviation, expenses, scholarships, grants, stipends, and other cost-reducing programs received by or on behalf of the Child will be considered and should be a monthly average and based on evidence. Evidence will consist of written documents, based on fact, used to support any adjustments and deviations used in reaching the child support calculation. If copies are used, they must be legible or readable.
16Extraordinary ExpensesExtraordinary ExpensesExtraordinary Expenses mean the expenses and costs, such as educational and medical, which are in excess of average amounts estimated in the Child Support Obligation Table for those families actually incurring the expense. These expenses are prorated between the Parents.Extraordinary Expenses mean the expenses and costs, such as educational and medical, which are in excess of average amounts estimated in the Child Support Obligation Table for those families actually incurring the expense. These expenses are prorated between the Parents.
17Medical ExpensesMedical ExpensesExtraordinary Medical Expenses can be considered a deviation for cases involving extraordinary medical needs of the child of a Parent's current family or of the Parent, that are not covered by insurance.Extraordinary Medical Expenses can be considered a deviation for cases involving extraordinary medical needs of the child of a Parent's current family or of the Parent, that are not covered by insurance.
18Final Child Support OrderFinal Child Support OrderFinal child support order means the presumptive amount of child support adjusted by any deviations.Final child support order means the presumptive amount of child support adjusted by any deviations.
19Salary and WagesSalary and WagesGross Income includes all income from any source, before deductions for allowable taxes and excludes needs based income such as Supplemental Security Income and TANF.Gross Income includes all income from any source, before deductions for allowable taxes and excludes needs based income such as Supplemental Security Income and TANF.
20Gross IncomeGross IncomeGross income means all income to be included in the calculation of child support as set forth in subsection (f) of this Code section.Gross income means all income to be included in the calculation of child support as set forth in subsection (f) of this Code section.