Have you ever found yourself in a maze, trying to decipher the intricacies of child support law, especially when it comes to calculating military income? If you’re living in Georgia, the Law Offices of William R. Pike Law LLC can help bring clarity to your situation.
Child Support Calculation in Georgia
The process of divorce is never simple, and the complexities multiply when children are involved. One of the key aspects that need careful consideration in such circumstances is child support.
Child support is primarily determined by the income shares model, which considers the incomes of both parents. Georgia’s child support guidelines provide a worksheet and basic child support obligation table to aid in the calculation. The gross income of both parents is considered, including but not limited to salaries, commissions, self-employment income, bonuses, overtime payments, severance pay, and recurring income from pensions.
Calculating Military Income
The state of Georgia has specific laws addressing the calculation of child support for military personnel. The Georgia statute O.C.G.A 19-6-15 (f)(1)(E) sets clear guidelines on this matter. It stipulates that when determining a service member’s gross income for child support, only a portion of the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) should be included – specifically, the part not attributable to area variable housing costs.
To further simplify these calculations, Georgia has introduced a Non-locality Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH II). This chart provides the housing rate according to rank without considering the locality and avoids the need for child support modification each time a service member relocates, fostering a fair and unambiguous calculation process.
Maximizing Child Custody Support
Comprehending and calculating military income for child support in Georgia requires in-depth knowledge of specific statutes, attention to detail, and a great deal of patience. Trusting professionals like the Law Offices of William R. Pike Law LLC to guide you through this process not only ease the burden but ensure accuracy and fairness. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and together, let’s navigate the path to a fair and equitable resolution.