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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF _____________________ COUNTY
______________________________, )
Plaintiff, )
v. )
) NO. ________________________
______________________________, )
Defendant. )
This Court having entered an order establishing, modifying or enforcing a child support
obligation owed by the _____________ (hereafter, “Obligor”), and the Court having
determined that an Income Deduction Order (“IDO”) should be entered in accordance with
Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 19-6-30 et seq., it is ORDERED AND ADJUDGED:
1. Identification of Parties
Obligor is:
Obligor’s Address is:
Obligee is:
Name: Year of Birth:
Name: Year of Birth:
Name: Year of Birth:
2. Service
The Obligee shall be responsible for initiating the wage withholding by completing and
transmitting all documents and notices required by O.C.G.A. § 19-6-30 et seq., 42 USC
666(b)(6)(A)(ii), and the Georgia Family Support Registry. Additionally, a copy of this order
and all further papers required to be served pursuant to O.C.G.A. §19-6-30, et seq., shall be
served by the Obligee upon the Obligor by personal service, certified mail or statutory
overnight delivery, return receipt requested, or by regular mail in accordance with the
alternative service provisions of O.C.G.A. §§ 9-11-4(j) and 19-6-33(b). A copy of this Order
shall also be mailed by the Obligee to:
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Family Support Registry
P.O. Box 1800
Carrollton, Georgia 30112-1800
3. Effective Date of this Order:
(______) Immediately.
(______) Upon a delinquency equal to one month’s support. This Court finds that
good cause was shown to delay the effective date of this Order. The Obligee or the IV-D
agency may enforce this IDO by serving a “Notice of Delinquency” on the Obligor as
provided in O.C.G.A. § 19-6-32(f).
4. Duration of this Order
This Order hereby supersedes any previous IDO; and it shall remain in force so long as
the order of support upon which it is based is effective or arrearages remain upon payment
due thereunder, or until further order of this Court. Thus, this Order shall continue until
[check one]: (_____) the last child of the parties for whom the Obligor has a duty to support
reaches the age of majority; (_____) the last child of the parties for whom the Obligor has a
duty of support graduates from high school and reaches the age of majority, or reaches the
age of 20 years, whichever shall first occur. See O.C.G.A. § 19-6-15(e).
5. Income Deduction
The Obligor’s employer, future employer, or any other person, private entity, federal or
state government, or any unit of local government providing or administering any periodic
form of payment due to the Obligor, regardless of source, including without limitation wages,
salary, commissions, bonus, workers compensation, disability, payments from a pension or
retirement program, a personal injury award or settlement, and interest, shall deduct from all
monies due the Obligor the following amounts:
6. Amount of Deduction
(a) Current Support: $ per month.
(b) Alimony: $ per month.
(c) Past Due Support: $ per month.
(d) Family Support Registry
(“FSR”) Fee: $ **per deduction payment per
O.C.G.A. §19-6-33.1(j).
** Five percent of the amount deducted for current or past child support, or a
maximum fee of $1.50, whichever is less.
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7. Past Due Support
The Obligor named above owes Past Due Support in the amount of $______________
as of ___________________, 20___. The Obligee shall have the right to any additional
arrearage that may accrue through the date of the first deduction of income and for all other
periods of non-payment.
8. Payment Address
The total amount deducted shall be forwarded by the Employer ("Payor") within two
(2) business days after each payment date to:
Family Support Registry
P.O. Box 1800
Carrollton, Georgia 30112-1800
9. Payment Instructions
(a) If Payor is deducting child support for more than one IDO, Payor must, upon
future modification by Child Support Services or court order, deduct the FSR Fee for each
IDO. If the amount Payor is deducting for any one case is $40 or more, the FSR Fee for that
IDO is $1.50. If the deduction is less than $40, the FSR Fee is five percent (5%) of the
amount deducted, but in no event shall the fee exceed $1.50.
(b) The total amount of the Child Support Deduction will decrease, if applicable,
after all Past Due Support is paid in full; at that point the amount deducted will be the amount
of Current Support plus the FSR Fee.
10. Consumer Protection Act
The maximum amount to be deducted by a payor shall not exceed that allowable under
Section 303(b) of the federal Consumer Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1673(b), as amended.
11. Duty of Obligor to Insure Compliance
The Obligor is hereby ordered to perform all acts necessary for the proper withholding
of the sums stated in this IDO, including delivery of the same to his employer and future
employers, and to personally monitor and confirm on an ongoing basis that the payments
withheld are timely and properly deducted from his/her income and forwarded as ordered,
correctly identified with the above case. Failure of the employer to perform under this order
does not relieve the Obligor of his/her obligation to insure that payment is made.
12. Wrongful Discharge
No payor shall discharge an obligor by reason of the fact that income has been
subjected to an IDO under O.C.G.A. § 19-6-32. A payor who violates this paragraph is
subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $250 for the first violation or $500 for any subsequent
violation. Penalties shall be paid to the Obligee or the Division of Child Support Services,
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whichever is enforcing the IDO, if any support is due and payable. If no support is due and
payable, the penalty shall be paid to the Obligor.
SO ORDERED this __________ day of ____________________, 20______.
______________________________, Judge
Superior Court of _______________County
Prepared and presented by: