Continuing Legal Education

Getting It Right: Guideline and Deviation Procedure;
Also, Imputed income, Child Care Off Worksheet, & Child Tax Credit

Friday Afternoon, March 22, 2019
Marriott Hotel, Macon City Center, Macon, GA

Friday Afternoon, April 5, 2019
Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, GA

Sponsored by:

Rogers Economics, Inc.

Peachtree City, GA 30269

RogersEconomics.com

678-364-9105


3 regular CLE hours for GA

attorneys

THIS CLE SEMINAR GETS DOWN TO THE NITTY-GRITTY OF PROCEDURE FOR PRESUMPTIVE AND DEVIATION AWARDS; PLUS ISSUES OF MULTIPLE WORKSHEETS, CHILD CARE OFF WORKSHEET & THE SURPRISING IMPORTANCE OF CHILD TAX CREDITS

Georgia appellate opinion on child support guideline procedure has gotten more stringent as well as more emphatic that all guideline procedures must be met. This CLE seminar pinpoints what appellate opinions are focusing on and how to tie in economic facts of a case for compliance.

Guideline procedures focus on what is in the "presumptive box." Making sure that the presumptive calculation is correct and is not simply filling in all the blanks, but also making sure that each of the inputs conforms to presumptive requirements. Incomes of the parents are important inputs and appellate opinion gives plenty of guidance on traditional income. However, code changes in 2018 have made using imputed income more complicated. It is important to understand the new procedure and how many economics circumstances strongly suggest using imputed income.

Child care is an important expense when incurred, and it is not very predictable. Potential legislation that would have taken child care off the worksheet did not get enacted. But understanding how to apply deviation procedures can result in child care becoming an off-worksheet obligation.

Other issues in which procedure is foremost include deviations and modifications. While more recent versions of the child support worksheet have added bells and whistles reminders, these reminders are not guarantees of meeting procedure. This CLE provides insight on how to ensure meeting deviation procedure. Also, appellate opinion gives many complex insights into modifications-both supporting and denying allowing modifications.

Miscellaneous issues are also covered, including practical ways of managing worksheet information and documenting for court presentation.

The seminar includes standard digital tools from seminars conducted by Rogers Economics:

  • Digital tools include a variety of items with a few examples being: financial affidavit in Excel format, Excel parenting time calculator, list of explanations by deviation factor for use in Schedule E, an example of a worksheet input memo, and a check list for preparing multiple worksheets.
  • The digital tools also include a folder of legislation impacting the guidelines over the years, underlying documents of facets of the guidelines, OCGA 19-6-15 in a bookmarked (by code subsections) in Word format.
  • For your convenience, we also include Power Point slides of the presentation.

Economist and expert witness R. Mark Rogers shares his experience from working with clients in Georgia and over twenty other states nationally on economic issues of child support and alimony.



In addition to attorneys needing the CLE credits, there is a discount if CLE credit is not needed (the CLE fees are paid to the Bar by Rogers Economics and are not charged when not needed). Also welcome are non-attorney staff members and the public at the reduced fee.