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Research & Case Law

In re Marriage of Lewallen (Kansas 1995)

May 1995

In determining child support obligations under the Kansas Child Support Guidelines, the taxable income shown in a tax return is not always a reliable indication of domestic gross income.

Scruggs v. Chandlee (Kansas 1995)

April 1995

The child support guidelines provide that the non-custodial parent may deduct the amount of child support paid for those children from his or her gross income.

Scruggs v. Chandlee (Kansas 1995)

April 1995

The child support guidelines provide that the non-custodial parent may deduct the amount of child support paid for those children from his or her gross income.

In re Paternity of SDM (Wyoming 1994)

October 1994

A child who has not been included as a party in any prior paternity case nor any prior divorce action cannot be foreclosed by the doctrines of res judicata, collateral estoppel, or judicial estoppel with respect to the child’s subsequent effort to achieve determination of paternity.

In re Marriage of Case (Kansas 1994)

July 1994

Voluntary termination by a child support obligor from higher paid employment to accept lower paid employment is always suspect.

In re Marriage of Walje (Kansas 1994)

June 1994

Where support is paid directly to custodial parent, rather than through the channels specified in the support order, the non-custodial parent who has not fully complied with the support order and will be found to be in arrearages.

In re Marriage of Emerson (Kansas 1993)

April 1994

Supplemental security income benefits being received by a minor child may not be considered in determining the presumptive child support due under the child support guidelines.

In re Marriage of Beacham (Kansas 1994)

February 1994

Child support worksheets approved by the court shall be filed in every case where an order of child support is entered after the effective date of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines.

Dowdy v. Dowdy (Wyoming 1993)

November 1993

Slight deviations from the guidelines without issuance of the proper findings does not require appellate courts to reverse and remand back to a district court.

State ex rel. Hermesmann v. Seyer (Kansas 1993)

March 1993

The issue of consent to sexual activity under the criminal statutes is irrelevant in a civil action to determine paternity and for support of a minor child born of such activity.

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