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Research & Case Law

Serving Parents Who Leave Prison: Final Report on the Work and Family Center

December 2001

The report focuses on ex-offenders with Colorado child support cases who were offered assistance with employment, child support, and family reintegration.The research was conducted by the Division of Child Support Services with the Colorado Department of Human Services.

In re Marriage of Kasper (Kansas 2001)

July 2001

In situations where parents have divided custody of two children, a child support worksheet must be completed for each child.

In re Marriage of Burton (Kansas 2001)

July 2001

The doctrine of laches is applicable in child support cases.

In re Marriage of Burton (Kansas 2001)

July 2001

A trial court must follow the support guidelines, and a deviation from the guidelines without a stated reason is reversible error.

In re Marriage of Burton (Kansas 2001)

July 2001

The Kansas Child Support Guidelines are the basis for establishing and reviewing child support orders in Kansas.

Feasibility of Collecting Fees for Child Support Services

June 2001

This Report was written in response to a June 28, 2000, recommendation by the Washington State Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee to implement fees and recover costs for child support services.

Palagi v. Palagi (Nebraska 2001)

May 2001

The emancipation age of a child is typically a non-modifiable provision, and credit against owed arrears will not be given for college tuition payments.

Child Support Arrears: Compilation of Three Reports

April 2001

This report is a compilation of three reports: New Approaches to Child Support Arrears: A Survey of State Policies and Practices (March 2001); Understanding Child Support Arrears in Colorado (March 2001); Dropping Debt: An Evaluation of Colorado’s Debt and Retroactive Child Support Initiative (April 2001). The research was conducted by the Division of Child Support Services with the Colorado Department of Human Services.

In re Marriage of Schoby (Kansas 2000)

April 2000

Child support may be modified at any time circumstances render such a change proper, but the modification operates prospectively only.

In re Marriage of Schoby (Kansas 2000)

April 2000

The marriage of a minor is not a "terminating event" which automatically allows a payor parent to stop making child support payments for that child.

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