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41Preexisting OrderPreexisting order means: (A) An order in another case that requires a parent to make child support payments for another child, which child support the parent is actually paying, as evidenced by documentation as provided in division (f)(5)(B)(iii) of this Code section; and (B) That the date and time of filing with the clerk of court of the initial order for each such other case is earlier than the date and time of filing with the clerk of court of the initial order in the case immediately before the court, regardless of the age of any child in any of the cases.
42Presumptive Amount of Child SuPresumptive amount of child support means the basic child support obligation including health insurance and work related child care costs.
43Other qualified childrenQualified Child or Qualified Children means any Child: (A) For whom the Parent is legally responsible; (B) That lives in the parent's home; (C) That the parent is actually supporting the child; (D) That is not subject to a Preexisting Child Support Order, and; (E) That is not currently before the court to set, modify or enforce child support. All five (5) criteria must be met in order to claim a Child as a Qualified Child for a Theoretical Support Order. If a child living in the parents home is subject to a Preexisting Order, but that order is not actually being paid by the parent in another case who owes the duty of support, then that child may be consider an 'Other Qualified Child'.
44Qualified ChildQualified children means any child: (A) For whom the parent is legally responsible and in whose home the child resides; (B) That the parent is actually supporting; (C) Who is not subject to a preexisting order; and (D) Who is not before the court to set, modify, or enforce support in the case immediately under consideration. Qualified children shall not include stepchildren or other minors in the home that the parent has no legal obligation to support.
45Qualified ChildrenQualified children means any child: (A) For whom the parent is legally responsible and in whose home the child resides; (B) That the parent is actually supporting; (C) Who is not subject to a preexisting order; and (D) Who is not before the court to set, modify, or enforce support in the case immediately under consideration. Qualified children shall not include stepchildren or other minors in the home that the parent has no legal obligation to support.
46Social Security Disability or Social Security Disability or Retirement benefits received as part of Title II OASDI program which provides protection against the loss of income of earnings due to retirement, disability and death as income intended to replace a portion of lost earnings which is based on taxable earnings during a persons' lifetime. (Disability insurance or retirement benefits should not be confused with SSI, which is not considered income.
47Special Expenses for Child ReaSpecial Expenses for Child Rearing means expenses incurred for child rearing related to food, clothing, and hygiene costs of children at different age levels that may include, but are not limited to, summer camp; music or art lessons; travel; school sponsored extracurricular activities, such as band, clubs, and athletics; and other activities intended to enhance the athletic, social, or cultural development of a Child. In order to determine if a Deviation for special expenses is warranted, the Court or the jury will consider the full amount of the special expenses; and when these special expenses exceed 7 percent of the monthly Basic Child Support Obligation, the additional amount may be considered as a Deviation to cover the total of special expenses.
48Split 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.
49TANF (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.
50Current 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.
51Actual 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.
52MotherThe biological or legally adoptive, female parent of a child.
53FatherThe biological or legally adoptive, male parent of a child.
54CourtThe Court in Georgia where your present action will be heard and for which you are creating this child support worksheet calculation.
55DiscretionThe Court or jury's authority to rule on evidence presented at a hearing in making a final determination of child support.
56Self 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.
57Current 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.
58Date 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.
59Date 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.
60DefendantThe person who did not bring or file the current or present court action.