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Research & Case Law

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.

Baucom v. Vlahos (North Carolina 2018)

July 2018

A petition to modify a child support order must request specific relief. Otherwise, the terms of the underlying order do not change. The mother appealed a court order denying her request for reimbursement of uncovered medical expenses.

Tribal Child Support Directors’ Resource Guide

June 2018

The Tribal Child Support Directors Resource Guide was developed by OCSE in collaboration with numerous tribal child support directors. The purpose of this handbook is to help orient new tribal child support directors during their first weeks on the job and to serve as a desk reference for both new and seasoned directors. It provides a broad overview of basic program information, federal requirements and policy, and practical advice and resources. 

 

Child Support Resource Guide for State IV-D Directors

June 2018

This Guide was developed by OCSE as a reference to on-line resources useful to state child support directors, including links to federal laws governing the child support program and key federal regulations and policy documents. It also provides brief overviews of various components of the program.  The federal OCSE organization chart is included along with contact information for each of the ten federal regional offices. 

In re Marriage of White (Kansas 2018)

June 2018

The requirement in the child support guidelines that medical support be addressed includes bills incurred, not only bills paid. The father appealed a district court order dividing medical expenses.

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