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21DeviationDeviation 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.
22DiscretionThe Court or jury's authority to rule on evidence presented at a hearing in making a final determination of child support.
23Existing 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.
24Extraordinary 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.
25Extraordinary 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.
26FatherThe biological or legally adoptive, male parent of a child.
27Final Child Support OrderFinal child support order means the presumptive amount of child support adjusted by any deviations.
28Gross IncomeGross income means all income to be included in the calculation of child support as set forth in subsection (f) of this Code section.
29Health InsuranceHealth Insurance means the cost of premiums for any general health or medical policy paid by the Mother, Father and/or Nonparent Custodian for children included in this action. Costs for vision, dental or life insurance are not considered a part of Health Insurance. If the child's portion of the health insurance premium is not known, divide the total premium cost by the total number of persons included in the policy. Multiply that answer by the total number of children included in the policy to determine a per child premium cost. (Example: Total Monthly Health Insurance Premium of $200 divided by 4 persons = $50 per person, multiplied by 2 children covered and included in this action = $100. Answer - Each child's portion of the health insurance premium is $50 per month.
30High IncomeHigh Income means a Combined Adjusted Income of both Mother and Father that exceeds $30,000.00 per month.
31Imputed IncomeImputed Income means income that is determined by using a 40 hour workweek at the minimum wage pay rate when there is no reliable evidence of income. Examples of sources used to gather reliable evidence of income may include, but are not limited to, income from tax returns for prior years, check stubs or other information for determining current ability to pay child support.
32Income from Self EmploymentIncome from self-employment is gross income from business endeavors minus ordinary and reasonable expenses necessary to produce such income. Income from business endeavors include, but are not limited to, work as an independent contractor or consultant, sales of goods or services, and rental properties. Expenses necessary to produce income do not include expenses that are not considered ordinary and reasonable such as: (i) Excessive promotional, travel, vehicle, or personal living expenses, depreciation on equipment, or costs of operation of home offices; or (ii) Amounts allowable by the Internal Revenue Service for the accelerated component of depreciation expenses, investment tax credits, or any other business expenses determined by the Court or the jury to be inappropriate for determining Gross Income. Self-employment Taxes are those deductions from total monthly gross income of the self employed person for payment of FICA and Medicare. Only one-half of the Self-Employment and Medicare taxes shall be deducted. (See IRS Publication No. 533 for years after 2006.)
33IV-D Case NumberA unique case number issued and used by the Georgia Office of Child Support Services (OCSS) and assigned to cases maintained on their Support Tracking and Reporting System ($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).
34Life InsuranceLife Insurance means that either Parent has purchased life insurance for themselves with the Child as beneficiary.
35Medical 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.
36ModificationModification means reviewing an established court order for support using current information of the Mother, Father, Nonparent Custodian and Child(ren), and determining whether or not the support obligation should increase, decrease or remain unchanged.
37MortgageMortgage means that the Noncustodial Parent is providing shelter, such as paying the mortgage of the home, or has provided a home at no cost to the Custodial Parent in which the Child in this action resides.
38MotherThe biological or legally adoptive, female parent of a child.
39Noncustodial ParentNoncustodial Parent means the Parent with whom the Child resides less than 50 percent of the time or the Parent who has the payment obligation for child support.
40Nonparent CustodianNoncustodial parent means the parent with whom the child resides less than 50 percent of the time or the parent who has the greater payment obligation for child support. Where the child resides equally with both parents and neither parent can be determined as owing a lesser amount than the other, the court shall determine which parent to designate as the noncustodial parent for the purpose of this Code section.