The Georgia Commission on Child Support (hereinafter “Commission”) is seeking public comments for the 2022 Economic Study of the Child Support Guidelines and the Basic Child Support Obligation (BCSO) table used in the calculation of child support. Georgia’s Income Shares Guidelines, O.C.G.A. § 19-6-15, became effective January 1, 2007, and may be viewed here.
Every four years the Commission authorizes and has conducted an economic study, pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations, 45 CFR 302.56(h)(3), and state law at O.C.G.A. § 19-6-50 and O.C.G.A. § 19-6-53, to determine the appropriateness of child support order amounts across our state. In addition to the economic study, a case sampling of child support orders and their worksheets will also be reviewed for inclusion in the study.
Comments received will be considered by the Economic Subcommittee of the Child Support Commission and the full Commission itself. The Commission consists of 15 members appointed by the Governor of Georgia to serve specific terms. The membership must consist of three superior court judges, one justice of the Georgia Supreme Court or a judge of the Court of Appeals, or their respective designees, two members of the Georgia House of Representatives and two members of the Georgia Senate, and seven other members, pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 19-6-51.
Juvenile Court Judge R. Michael Key, Chair, Commission
Charles C. “Chuck” Clay, Esq.
Superior Court Judge Lisa G. Colbert
Kathleen B. Connell, Esq., Chair, Statute Review Subcommittee
Representative Houston Gaines
Juvenile Court Judge Lisa Jones
Supreme Court Justice Shawn LaGrua
Superior Court Judge Emory Palmer
Regina Quick, Esq., Chair, Technology & Calculator Subcommittee
Representative Bonnie Rich
Roger C. Tutterow, Chair, Economic Subcommittee
Superior Court Judge Connie L. Williford
There are three different ways for you to make comments to the Child Support Commission.
Option 1: Written Comments on this website
Option 2: Mail-in Comments
Option 3: Spoken Comments at the 9/23/2021 Listening Session (Registration closed)
To begin the process of making public comments, please answer the following questions: