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1Actual 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.
2Adjusted IncomeAdjusted income means the determination of a parent's monthly income, calculated by deducting from that parent's monthly gross income one-half of the amount of any applicable self-employment taxes being paid by the parent, any preexisting order for current child support which is being paid by the parent, and any theoretical child support order for other qualified children, if allowed by the court. For further reference see paragraph (5) of subsection (f) of this Code section.
3AlimonyAlimony is actual payment allowances for support made under a court order and usually given by a man or woman to his former partner after a divorce or legal separation for livelihood maintenance. This amount is not considered as a deduction from the Gross Income of the Parent, but may be considered as a Deviation from the Presumptive Amount of Child Support for that Parent.
4Basic Child Support ObligationBasic 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.
5ChildChild 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).
6Child 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.
7Child 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.
8Child Support Obligation TableChild support obligation table means the chart in subsection (o) of O.C.G.A. ?_ 19-6-15.
9Child Support ServicesChild support services" means the agency within the Department of Human Resources which provides and administers child support services.
10Child 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.
11ChildrenChild 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).
12Civil 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.
13Combined 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.
14CourtThe Court in Georgia where your present action will be heard and for which you are creating this child support worksheet calculation.
15Current 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.
16Current 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.
17Custodial 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.
18Date 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.
19Date 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.
20DefendantThe person who did not bring or file the current or present court action.