2016 Georgia Code
Title 19 - Domestic Relations
Chapter 6 - Alimony and Child Support
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 19-6-31. Definitions

GA Code § 19-6-31 (2016) What's This?

As used in Code Sections 19-6-32 and 19-6-33, the term:

(1) "Accruing on a daily basis" means the amount of support computed by conversion of the periodic amount to an annual sum, divided by 365.

(2) "Court" includes proceedings conducted by an appointed court referee and proceedings conducted pursuant to Chapter 13 of Title 50, the "Georgia Administrative Procedure Act," as relates to the enforcement of the duty of support as defined in Chapter 11 of Title 19.

(3) "Department" means the Department of Human Services.

(4) "Family member" means any minor child of the defendant or a spouse or former spouse of the defendant.

(5) "Income" or "earnings" means any periodic form of payment due to an individual, regardless of source, including without limitation wages, salary, commission, bonus, workers' compensation, disability, payments pursuant to a pension or retirement program, and interest.

(6) "IV-D" means Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act.

(7) "IV-D agency" means the Child Support Enforcement Agency of the Department of Human Services and its contractors.

(8) "IV-D judgment" means any order or judgment of a court of this state, any order or judgment of a court of another state or any final administrative order issued by another state and transmitted to this state for the purpose of wage deduction pursuant to Code Section 19-6-33, any order of this state entered pursuant to a proceeding under Chapter 10 of Title 19, or any final administrative order for support issued by the department under Chapter 13 of Title 50, the "Georgia Administrative Procedure Act."

(8.1) "National Medical Support Notice" means a notice as prescribed under 42 U.S.C. Section 666(a)(19), or a substantially similar notice, which is issued and forwarded by the IV-D agency to enforce the medical support provisions of a support order.

(9) "Periodic support" means support required by the terms of a court order or judgment or an administrative order to be paid regularly on a daily, weekly, monthly, or similar specified frequency.

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