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Elaine Johnson
Executive Program Manager
elaine.johnson@georgiacourts.gov
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Kurt Bryan
Program Manager
kurt.bryan@georgiacourts.gov
470-728-2817

Welcome to the Georgia Income Deduction Order Website for Private Cases


This website serves the needs of parents, attorneys, and employers with information related ONLY to private child support cases (also known as Non-IV-D cases) that include Income Deduction Orders (IDO) for the withholding of child support and sometimes Alimony. Information on this website is not used by the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS) on cases that agency manages.

Before income can be deducted for child support, a separate IDO must be signed by a judge and filed with the clerk of court. (See Uniform Superior Court Rule 24.11 on this site.) The IDO form (see step 1 below) is required by Uniform Superior Court (USCR) Rule 24.12. The IDO form should not be altered in any way other than providing the requested information.

IDOs serve as a withholding process when a parent is ordered by a court to pay child support that will be withheld from his or her pay. Information provided on this website will assist you with correctly implementing a private IDO under Georgia and federal law in new orders, when orders are modified or enforced, or when the noncustodial parent changes jobs.

The DCSS database is used by the FSR for posting payments and for the distribution of payments in private (Non-IV-D) cases. Neither the DCSS nor the FSR can assist you with these forms or help with managing your IDO. Private IDO cases are managed only by a parent and/or an attorney representing a parent.

Important Exceptions

If the order in the private case is to collect alimony only or pension payments, money deducted by the employer, or the pension entity must be paid directly to the appropriate parent and cannot be paid to the Family Support Registry (FSR). Do not register an Alimony only or Pension only case with the FSR.

Forms and Processes in Private Cases

The steps below include links to forms available for your use.

Step 1 - Prepare and send these documents to the Family Support Registry:

a. FSR Registration Form v1.3 (fillable PDF)

b. A copy of your Income Deduction Order (IDO) (fillable PDF)

While not required, it is helpful if you also send a copy of your Child Support Order.

Important!

Fax documents to 770-836-2701, OR mail documents to the Family Support Registry (FSR), P.O. Box 1800, Carrolton, GA 30112-1800. Under Georgia law, all payments made by Income Deduction Order are paid to the Division of Child Support Services Family Support Registry (FSR). A record is made of each payment and it is forwarded to the custodial parent.

Step 2 - Prepare and send these documents to the employer/payor:

a. A copy of your Income Deduction Order (IDO) (fillable PDF)

b. Notice to Payor

c. IWO form (fillablePDF_HelpfulHints)

IWO OMB Numbered Form (Update 2023)

Georgia Notes with INSTRUCTIONS_OMB_0970_0154_Original 2023

Important!

DO NOT file the IWO with the Superior Court Clerk's office! This form contains a field for the obligor's Social Security Number (SSN). Filing a document with a SSN violates Georgia law.

Step 3 - Prepare and send these documents to the Noncustodial Parent (NCP):

a. A copy of your Income Deduction Order (IDO) (fillable PDF)

b. Statement of Rights, Remedies, and Duties

Quick Links

How To Guide

Terminate IWO

Modified Order

Information for Parents and Lawyers on Private IDO

CCPA Withholding Limits

FAQs

Employer Information

Instructions - Notice of Delinquency

Notice of Delinquency

 

Statutes

Section 19-6-32. Entering income deduction order

Section 19-6-33.1. Family support registry

Section 19-6-33. Notice and service of income deduction order

Uniform Superior Court Rules