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Research & Case Law

Lemus v. Martinez (Wyoming 2019)

May 2019

Sufficient information must support a determination of income. The parents were never married. They had two children. The parents separated, and the father filed for custody and support.

In re Aragon (Colorado 2019)

May 2019

A worker’s compensation lump sum is income for child support. To factor the lump sum into the parent’s income, divide the lump sum payment by the number of weeks the parent didn’t work. The parents, who have five children, filed for divorce.

Dowding v. Dowding (Nebraska 2019)

May 2019

A signed and notarized paternity acknowledgement is a legal finding, which can only be challenged on the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact. A challenge to an acknowledgment must be properly before the court.

In re Interest of Cayden R. (Nebraska 2019)

May 2019

Having children in foster care is not a rebuttable presumption under the child support guidelines. A statute allows for minimum support in low income cases. A juvenile court support order required the mother to pay $50 per month child support while her five children were in foster care.

Thomas v. Burgett (North Carolina 2019)

May 2019

Rent payments are income for child support, but the parent may deduct insurance and property tax attributable to the rental property. The court must complete a four-step analysis before deviating from the guidelines. The parents filed for divorce. They had one child.

Ewing v. Evans (Nebraska 2019)

May 2019

To modify a child support order, a change in circumstances must occur after the entry of the original order. A parent who shows a change of 10 percent or more in the support, which amounts to at least $25, creates a rebuttable presumption that the order should be modified.

Pearrow v. Pearrow (Nebraska 2019)

May 2019

The district court has flexibility to craft an appropriate support amount when parents have an unusual custody arrangement. The worksheet must still accompany the order so the appellate court can properly review an order.

Orange County, ex rel., Lacy v. Canup (North Carolina 2019)

May 2019

The definition of income may include the value of rent when a parent is living rent-free. The parents were not married and had one child. The father acknowledged paternity when the child was born.

Transforming Colorado’s Child Support Services to a Two-Generation Approach: Lessons Learned from Implementing an 11-County Pilot Study

May 2019

The Child Support Services Division of the Colorado Department of Human Services made a conscious decision to change its service delivery method from an enforcement approach to a two-generational (2Gen), family-centered approach. Eleven counties have participated in a pilot project, the 2Gen Child Support Services Transformation Project, to implement the 2Gen approach. 

Rosberg v. Rosberg (Nebraska 2019)

April 2019

Under certain circumstances, a court may analyze a parent’s historical earnings and ability to support a family to set income for child supoprt. The parents in this case filed for divorce. The parents had six children together, in addition to children from other relationships.

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