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Research & Case Law

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.

Jensen v. Runft (Kansas 1992)

December 1992

The Uniform Parentage Act requires courts to act in the best interests of the child when imposing legal obligations or conferring legal rights on the mother/child relationship and the father/child relationship.

In re Adoption of RSC (Wyoming 1992)

September 1992

An action to declare nonexistence of a presumptive father and child relationship until almost four years after all relevant facts are know will be time barred – not within a reasonable time.

Ellison v. Walter ex rel. Walter (Wyoming 1992)

June 1992

A district court possesses the authority to issue support orders retroactive to the date of a child’s birth in paternity/support actions initiated by a state for the reimbursement of public assistance.

Hasty v. Hasty (Wyoming 1992)

March 1992

A trial court has the authority to deviate from guidelines by considering non-custodial parent's support obligations to later born minor children of subsequent marriages.

In re Paternity of JRW and KB (Wyoming 1991)

July 1991

Presumed fathers are barred from contesting parentage if they do not bring actions within a reasonable time and by the doctrines of res judicata, collateral estoppel, and judicial estoppel.

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