The Georgia Commission on Child Support was formed to establish and regularly review, “child support guidelines, development and maintenance of the Georgia Child Support Calculator, recommending legislation, providing training throughout the State to judges, attorneys, and the public, and many other duties.” http://csc.georgiacourts.gov/. This Commission ensures that child support is standard across the entire state of Georgia.
Any variation on the standard child support duty must be agreed to by both parties and be expressed in a clearly written document consented to and approved by both parties. Parties may agree that the child support amount will continue through college or trade school age, while other parties may agree to split the fees associated with the higher education. Additional child support past the state minimum duty must be agreed upon by both parties and will not be approved by the Court without both parties written and signed consent. Shared college expenses for minor children is not common when parties divorce and if not previously discussed and agreed to by the parties it is not granted by the Court in the State of Georgia.