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Thomas v. Thomas (Mississippi 2019)
A parent is entitled to credit against monthly child support for Social Security benefits paid to a child because of a parent’s disability. The parent is also entitled to credit against arrears for a lump sum received after the arrears have accrued. The mother and father filed for divorce.
For an oral parenting contract to be enforceable, the parent must show a meeting of the minds on all essential elements. K.L. and T.F., same-sex partners, were in a long-term relationship. T.F. gave birth to M.F. using artificial insemination. The women had no written parenting agreement.
In re Makinna B. (Tennessee 2019)
A parent must provide evidence of the cost of work-related childcare in order to get credit for it in a child support calculation. The mother and father had one child, and the mother was the primary residential parent.
Miller v. Miller (Nebraska 2019)
A child support modification may be denied if the parent’s reduction in income is due to the parent’s own poor financial decisions. The father filed to modify his child support based on a reduction in income. The district court denied the modification, and the father appealed.
Scot v. Scot (Tennessee 2019)
Income for a modification of child support must be based on a parent’s most recent actual income. A father filed to change custody and modify child support accordingly. During the hearing, he testified as to his earnings in 2017 and to what he might earn in 2018.
MSC v. MCG (Wyoming 2019)
The argument contained in a motion should support the requested relief. The father filed a “Motion for Relief from a Child Support Order.” He requested relief from an income withholding order, but the body of his motion asked the court to set aside the underlying support order.
Mitra v. Irigreddy (Tennessee 2019)
Child support arrears should be paid in a timely manner. The court has discretion to craft an appropriate repayment plan. The parents divorced in Texas. The mother was awarded custody of their daughter.
Schimpf v. Hardy (Mississippi 2019)
A non-custodial parent should receive credit for child support paid pursuant to an interim order. By a decree of divorce, the mother was granted custody of two children, and the father was ordered to pay support. The father filed to modify custody and support and for contempt.
Oswald v. Oswald (Nebraska 2019)
A modification request may be denied when the parent has voluntarily resigned from a job. The father filed to modify his support obligation.