Saturday, January 7, 2006

Georgia Legislature Considers Reducing Child Support Payments if Parent Spends More than 90 Days a Year With the Child

Parents who pay child support could see their payments reduced if they spend more than 90 days a year with their children under a bill filed Thursday for the 2006 session of the Georgia State Legislature. Senate Bill 382 would provide those parents with a 10 percent break. Parents who spend even more time with their children would see greater reductions. The measure is expected to be a sticking point in a bill that would put the finishing touches on a law passed last year that overhauls the way child support is figured. That law, which takes effect July 1, says that judges calculating child support must take into account both parents' income. It also gives parents who spend at least 100 days with their children a way to reduce payments. Source:  Craig Schneider, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ajc.com. For more information regarding this legislation, please click here (last visited January 7, 2006, reo).  Please click here to go to Georgia Senate Bill 382 (pre-file) (last visited January 7, 2006, reo).

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