Georgia Child Support Calculator

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Simple Child Support Calculator

To calculate child support in Georgia, we recommend using the Georgia Child Support Calculator by the Georgia Commission on Child Support. There appears to be no simpler way to estimate support payments.

The Georgia Child Support Calculator by the Georgia Commission on Child Support steps you through a complex calculation. You may need to work through each part carefully to get an accurate assessment. Unfortunately, the Georgia scheme is complex and a simple, reliable calculator does not appear to be available.

Georgia Parenting Time Calculator

While Georgia child support guidelines focus on which parent is the "custodial parent", parenting time shares have the potential to affect child support. Actual parenting time percentages could influence the order a judge makes or how much parents agree to.

Use this overnights calculator to work out your parenting time percentage. Most states measure parenting time based on overnight stays.

Calculate annual overnight stays

Regular nights
Vacation nights each year*
183 overnight stays per year.
50.0% of parenting time.

* Vacation nights are all nights when the regular schedule does not apply.

How Child Support is Calculated in Georgia


Child support payments in Georgia are calculated using the income shares only method. Payments depend on the combined income of the parents as well as the number of children eligible for support. A bigger combined income or extra children typically means higher payments.

The amounts transferred also depend on each parent’s income share or income percentage. Georgians paying the most support are non-custodial parents with high incomes. The biggest receivers are low-income parents with primary physical custody and a high-earning payer.

We refer to the method as "income shares only" since Georgia lacks a well-defined way of adjusting payments for the exact amount of parenting time each parent contributes. A parent’s share of care time is not a detailed part of the guidelines, as is usually the case with income sharing models.

The guidelines require that the gross income of both parties be considered. In determining gross income, the courts must consider income from all sources before any tax deductions.

A child support obligation table is used to determine how much child support will be paid or received. With a rigid structure, it is very important that courts have accurate information regarding each spouses income and earning potential when calculating that spouses ability to pay child support payments.

Stearns-Montgomery and Proctor

Georgian child support guidelines apply to the whole state, including the cities of Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Macon County, Savannah and Athens. Variations in support payments may be made by the agreement of parents or at the discretion of a judge presiding over your case.

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