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  • On the child support calculater is over time included? Or just my standard rate of pay?

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    Tracy’s Answer

    Yes. If overtime is something you consistently receive as income, you should average what you receive annually and put an average monthly amount on the worksheet on Schedule A.

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  • In Georgia child support, does the court consider seperate unrelated child support obligtains when factoring the amount? what e

    I have two cases, one in Georgia, one in Fliorida. In Florida I am told the courts consider multiple cases, that there is a cap percentage how much can be taken from the paycheck. Also if ther eis one case the second can not order the full amount...

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    Is the case in Florida pending or is it a final order? In Georgia if you have a child support order for a child not involved in the case you are filing (a child from a previous marriage or in another state like your case) you can get credit for the amount paid for the other child. That information needs to be added to Schedule B and then the amount you pay goes into the over child support calculation.

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  • Do I have to do this "eletric child support worksheet" for a modifcation?

    I ad a support order eyars gao entered. since one child has become 18, as well my income had dramatically been reduced and wish to file for modifcation. Must I file this eletronic worksheet for this? and how do I if I do not know her information?

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    You can file it electronically or on paper but I would suggest doing it on the computer, printing it out, and attaching it to your documents. The form on the Georgia Child Support Commission website is very helpful and easy to use.

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  • How do i respond to a notice to produce documents and answer interrogatories pertaining to divorce?

    It's defendant's 1st notce to produce and request for production of documents and defendant's 1st interrogatories to plantiff. I have been representing myself in this divorce but now have no idea what to do.

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    I agree that you should get an attorney. Discovery is serious and it must be answered on time and truthfully. If you chose to move forward representing yourself, you should answer each question fully and to the best of your knowledge. If you do not know an answer, state that-do not leave it blank. It is best to re-type the question and then fill in your answer. Same with the Notice to Produce-produce in an organized manner the documents you have and make sure you state if a question does not pertain to you or you do not have the documents.

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  • Child custody and support under GA child custody laws

    My child was concieved in Oregon, but father turned to drugs and became very violent (I have a restraining order) so I relocated to Georgia to have the baby here. She was born 6 months ago and I have not heard from him in over a year. I consult...

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    Unfortunately if the state can find someone other than it to give you support they are going to go after that person. However, when you go through child support enforcement, all you are doing is getting money. It does not give him any custody or visitation rights. What it does do is open a can of worms. You may be off his radar but now that you are after money he may want visitation rights. So you do need to weigh these options. In Georgia, we use the best interests of the child standard. So if you have to go to court about custody the Judge will determine it if is in your child's best interests to have visitation with your ex. If he is so unstable, it probably won't happen or will be supervised or restricted.

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  • Can jurisdiction for child custody be held in one state and jurisdiction over child support be held in another?

    I was married, had 2 children in North Carolina, and divorced in NC. I had a separation agreement that dictated the custody provisions, property settlement, and support actions. My ex moved to Iowa and has lived there with the children for the p...

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    That is entirely possible that 2 states are involved. You got it right by citing the UCCJEA which states custody matters are generally heard where the children reside. Often if a custody case comes about, you can counterclaim on that action with a child support issue (perhaps if visitation is changed you will need to modify child support to accomodate for travel expenses or something similar). However, if it is an entirely separate action regarding child support, it is often filed where the Defendant resides in the action which is sometimes different from where the children reside. It is best to have an attorney in your home state and one in the other jurisdiction so that they can discuss the specific states law to make sure you are protected as laws vary from state to state.

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