Georgia Child Support

In Georgia, child support is based on Section 19-6-15 of the Georgia statutes. It provides that:

1. Computation of child support shall be based upon gross income.

2. Gross income shall include 100 percent of wage and salary income and other compensation for personal services, interest dividends, net rental income, self-employment income and all other income, except need-based public assistance.

3. The amount of the obligor's child support obligation shall be determined by multiplying the obligor's gross income per pay period by a percentage based on the number of children for which child is being established.

4. The duty to provide support for a minor child shall continue until the child reaches the age of majority, dies, marries, or becomes emancipated, whichever first occurs.

The applicable percentages of gross income to be considered by the trier of of fact are:

Number of Children Percentage


17-23 percent


23-28 percent


25-32 percent


29-35 percent

5 (or more)

31-37 percent