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Research & Case Law

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.

Shawn E. on behalf of Grace E. v. Diane S. (Nebraska 2018)

June 2018

A garnishment order is not final unless it requires delivery of the debtor’s property to the creditor. The state of Nebraska initiated a garnishment action against the father’s prison account for arrears and past due medical support.

State ex rel. Townsend v. Williamson (Tennessee 2018)

June 2018

A parent may receive credit against any owed arrears for necessary expenditures, but the suit must be brought within six years of the expense and meet the definition. A parent has an obligation to support a child even in the absence of a valid court order.

Campbell v. Campbell (Mississippi 2018)

June 2018

Modification of a child support order is only appropriate when there is a substantial change of circumstances that was not reasonably anticipated at the time of an agreement. The father appealed an upward modification of his child support.

State on behalf of Marcelo K. & Rycki K. v. Ricky K. (Nebraska 2018)

June 2018

Only final orders are appealable. By final, the order must dispose of all of the issues. Ricky K. was the acknowledged father of two children. The State filed an action to establish support.