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1Child Support WorksheetWorksheet or Child Support Worksheet means the document used to record information necessary to determine and calculate monthly child support. For further reference see subsection (m) of O.C.G.A. ?_ 19-6-15.
2WorksheetWorksheet or Child Support Worksheet means the document used to record information necessary to determine and calculate monthly child support. For further reference see subsection (m) of O.C.G.A. ?_ 19-6-15.
3Work Related Child CostsWork related child care costs means expenses for the care of the child for whom support is being determined which are due to employment of either parent. In an appropriate case, the court may consider the child care costs associated with a parent's job search or the training or education of a parent necessary to obtain a job or enhance earning potential, not to exceed a reasonable time as determined by the court, if the parent proves by a preponderance of the evidence that the job search, job training, or education will benefit the child being supported. The term shall be projected for the next consecutive 12 months and averaged to obtain a monthly amount. For further reference see paragraph (1) of subsection (h) of this Code section.
4Visitation Related Travel ExpeVisitation Related Travel Expenses means travel expenses related to Court ordered visitation that are substantial in cost due to the distance between the Parents. The Court may order the allocation of such costs as a Deviation, taking into consideration the circumstances of the respective Parents as well as which Parent moved and the reason for such move.
5Uninsured Health Care ExpensesUninsured health care expenses means a child's uninsured medical expenses including, but not limited to, health insurance copayments, deductibles, and such other costs as are reasonably necessary for orthodontia, dental treatment, asthma treatments, physical therapy, vision care, and any acute or chronic medical or health problem or mental health illness, including counseling and other medical or mental health expenses, that are not covered by insurance. For further reference see paragraph (3) of subsection (h) of this Code section.
6Theoretical Child Support OrdeTheoretical child support order means a hypothetical child support order for qualified children calculated as set forth in subparagraph (f)(5)(C) of this Code section which allows the court to determine the amount of child support as if a child support order existed.
7PlaintiffThe person who is bringing or intends to file the current or present action.
8DefendantThe person who did not bring or file the current or present court action.
9Date of initial child support The date of the "first" child support order entered between the parties. Subsequent orders resulting from a modification are not considered.
10Date of initial child support The date of the "first" child support order entered between the parties. Subsequent orders resulting from a modification are not considered.
11Current Case InformationThe current case information identifies the plaintiff, defendant, the court, county, civil action number, Georgia Office of Child Support Services IV-D case number (if one applies), the children for whom support is sought, their dates of birth, the party submitting the calculation and today's date for the present action before the court.
12Self Employment Taxes for FICAThe credit for self-employment taxes is calculated by deducting from that Parent's monthly gross income, one-half of the amounts of self-employment taxes paid by a Parent for FICA and Medicare. The amount of self-employment taxes paid can be found on your previous year Federal Tax Form 1040, Schedule SE, Line 4. If you reported less than $400 self-employment income in the previous tax year, you will not enter an amount on Child Support Schedule B, Line 2. For the maximum amount of self-employment income that is subject to Social Security tax, see IRS Publication 533 for the current taxable year. NOTE: The Office of Child Support Services updates the self-employment tax formula on January 1 of each calendar year.
13DiscretionThe Court or jury's authority to rule on evidence presented at a hearing in making a final determination of child support.
14CourtThe Court in Georgia where your present action will be heard and for which you are creating this child support worksheet calculation.
15FatherThe biological or legally adoptive, male parent of a child.
16MotherThe biological or legally adoptive, female parent of a child.
17Actual amount paid monthlyThe amount of current child support being paid and averaged over a 12 month period as a result of a Preexisting Child Support Order that is supported by documentation including, but not limited to, a payment history from a court clerk, a IV-D agency, the Child Support Services Agency computer date base, canceled checks or other written proof of payments paid directly to the other Parent. Amounts paid on arrears are not included.
18Current Court Order Child SuppThe amount of child support paid as required by a court order for support. The current support payments are averaged over the past 12 months. These do not include repayment on any arrears owed.
19TANF (Temporary Assistance forTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a benefit paid to a person who qualifies through the Georgia Division of Family of Children Services (DFCS) or similar programs in other states or territories under Title IV-A of the federal Social Security Act. This benefit does not include Medicaid or Food Stamps.
20Split ParentingSplit parenting can occur in a child support case only if there are two or more children of the same parents, where one parent is the custodial parent for at least one child of the parents, and the other parent is the custodial parent for at least one other child of the parents. In a split parenting case, each parent is the custodial parent of any child spending more than 50 percent of the time with that parent and is the noncustodial parent of any child spending more than 50 percent of the time with the other parent. A split parenting situation shall have two custodial parents and two noncustodial parents, but no child shall have more than one custodial parent or noncustodial parent.