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