Child support is determined by a more structured process. Georgia courts review the combined gross incomes of both parents and use state guidelines to determine support. The amount is then divided based upon how custody is awarded. There are some factors that may change the amount of child support awarded. For example, the court would take into consideration if one parent was paying for daycare or medical insurance. Most of the time, child support is paid from one parent to the other. However, when a parent is delinquent or fails to pay, the judge can order a garnishment. Contact The Viel Law Firm to find out more information about child support issues.