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Research & Case Law

Rocha v. Rocha (Wyoming 1996)

October 1996

In a divorce action, a trial court has discretion in concluding that a father’s child support payments can or cannot offset the parties’ original property settlement.

JA v. CJH (Wyoming 1996)

September 1996

Where no timely action has been instituted within 5 years of a child’s birth to declare the nonexistence of a father and child relationship, the statutory presumption of paternity becomes absolute, and any action to establish another’s paternity is foreclosed.

In re Marriage of Jones (Kansas 1996)

August 1996

When a party neglects to assert a right or claim for an unreasonable and unexplained length of time and the lapse of time and other circumstances cause prejudice to the adverse party, relief is denied on the grounds of laches. The mere passage of time is not enough to invoke laches. The court must consider the circumstances surrounding the delay and any disadvantage to the other party caused by that delay.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

The extrapolation formula contained in the Kansas Child Support Guidelines for income beyond the child support schedules is discretionary and does not establish a rebuttable presumption as to the level of appropriate support.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

Statute gives the trial court the jurisdiction to modify child support and education provisions of minor children, even if they were provided for in a property settlement agreement. Departures from the child support guidelines must be explained by the trial court.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

Statute gives the trial court the jurisdiction to modify child support and education provisions of minor children, even if they were provided for in a property settlement agreement.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

Although discretionary, the Kansas Child Support Guidelines extrapolation formula must be considered by the trial court when income exceeds the child support schedules. Child support worksheets approved by the court shall be filed in every case where an order of child support is entered.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

Although discretionary, the Kansas Child Support Guidelines extrapolation formula must be considered by the trial court when income exceeds the child support schedules.

Thomas v. Thomas (Wyoming 1996)

March 1996

The legislature intended the change in the age of majority to apply prospectively only and not to apply to an existing court decree such as a child support order.

Sharpe v. Sharpe (Wyoming 1995)

September 1995

The denial of visitation rights by either the custodial parent or the child does not constitute a change in circumstances justifying the reduction or termination of the non-custodial parent's support obligation.

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