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Research & Case Law

Hotz v. Hotz (Nebraska 2018)

September 2018

The Nebraska child support guidelines exclude alimony from the definition of income for child support purposes. The father appealed a district court order that modified the mother’s support obligation to him and granted her other requested relief.

Clark v. Clark (Nebraska 2018)

September 2018

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) gives a court with proper subject matter and personal jurisdiction the ability to determine a controlling child support order. The father in this case was subject to two child support orders, one from Wisconsin and one from Nebraska.

In re Marriage of Dean (Kansas 2018)

August 2018

Courts must follow the definition of income found in the guidelines. The mother appealed the district court’s calculation of the father’s gross income. The district court subtracted the amounts the father was paying towards mortgages from his gross monthly income.

Reid v. Reid (Tennessee 2018)

August 2018

In order to find a parent underemployed for child support purposes, the court must apply a list of factors. A parent who inflates expenses while downplaying income isn’t necessarily underemployed as defined by statute.

Actual Earnings and Payment Outcomes Among Obligors with Imputed Income

August 2018

Income imputation results in a financial support order, which is necessary to ensure that children receive support from both parents. But what are the payment outcomes in these situations? This report uses the sample of orders from Maryland’s 2011 to 2014 case-level guidelines review to assess outcomes of imputation on payment compliance. It compares obligors who had their incomes imputed at the full-time minimum wage rate to those who did not. 

Hague Child Support Convention: Judicial Guide

July 2018

Written specifically for judges, judicial officers, and other court officials, this Guide focuses on the 2008 Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA)  provisions judges need to apply in Hague Child Support Convention cases. It contains information and procedures about matters common to all applications under the Hague Child Support Convention; recognition and enforcement of an order; establishment of Convention orders, including, where necessary, establishment of parentage; modification of orders ;specific measures; and resources.

Contreras v. Contreras (Tennessee 2018)

July 2018

A parent who fails to provide insurance as ordered may be liable to reimburse the other parent for the costs of premiums. The father appealed a district court order that ruled against the him on a variety of issues.

Anderson v. Anderson (Nebraska 2018)

July 2018

Courts have some flexibility in determining income for child support purposes. The father appealed the court’s determination of his monthly income for child support. The father owned a lawn care business.

People in the Interest of D.C.C. (Colorado 2018)

July 2018

Once a juvenile court declares a child dependent or neglected, the juvenile court has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to that child, including paternity. The father appealed a juvenile court order dismissing him from a dependency and neglect action.

Woodard v. Woodard (Tennessee 2018)

July 2018

Courts have authority to establish support for a special needs child who is over the age of majority at the time of a divorce as long as the child became disabled before reaching the age of majority. However, if the initial order did not address support, it cannot be established later.