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Family Law Keyed to Weisberg
Turner v. Turner
Citation:684 S.E.2d 596 (Ga. 2009)
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Raymond and Jessica Turner filed for divorce as well as joint legal and physical custody of their two minor children. The trial court entered a final judgment and divorce decree which incorporated a partial settlement agreement, ordered the husband to pay $552.09 in monthly child support, and apportioned the expenses for the children’s extracurricular activities two-thirds to Mr. Turner and one-third to Mrs. Turner. The trial court’s order includes a finding that Mr. Turner earned gross monthly income of $5,483.56, approximately 65% of the parties’ combined income. After determining a basic child support obligation of $1,582 for the parties’ two minor children, the court calculated Mr. Turner’s pro rata share of the basic child support obligation to be $986.75. The court applied a parenting time deviation of $434.66, reducing husband’s monthly child support obligation to $552.09.
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