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Monday, February 28, 2005
GA - Child support future in play
Child support future in play | ajc.com: "A sweeping attempt to overhaul how child support payments are calculated in Georgia has the potential to create one of the Legislature's most contentious debates.
Under current law, child support payments are based on the gross income of the parent who does not have custody, though judges are allowed to adjust the award for certain circumstances.
House Bill 221, sponsored by key Republican leaders, would use a formula that takes into account the income of both parents. It would also reduce payments for non-custodial parents who spend time with their children, assuming that those parents spend money during visitation. [The bill is 29 pages long, with tables]."