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Research & Case Law

Hicks v. Feiock (US 1988)

April 1988

If both civil and criminal relief is imposed in the same action, then the criminal feature of the order is dominant and fixes its character a criminal for purposes of review and burdens of proof.

Rivera v. Minnich (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1987)

June 1987

When paternity actions are brought in court, they are civil in nature. Thus the burden of proof is generally a preponderance of the evidence.

Rose v. Rose (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1987)

May 1987

A state court has jurisdiction to hold a disabled veteran in contempt for failing to pay child support, even if the veteran's only means of satisfying his obligation is to use veteran's benefits received as compensation for a service connected disability.

Rose v. Rose (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1987)

May 1987

Veteran’s Administration Disability payments are considered income and should be used for the satisfaction of child support obligations.

Rose v. Rose (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1987)

May 1987

Veteran’s Administration Disability payments are considered income and should be used for the satisfaction of child support obligations.

Sorenson v. Secretary of the Treasury (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1986)

April 1986

An excess earned-income tax credit will be considered to be an “over-payment” to the Internal Revenue Service and therefore is eligible for a tax intercept by a state child support agency for satisfaction of owed child support payments.

Whisler v. Whisler (Kansas 1984)

July 1984

Parents cannot legally reduce or terminate a child support obligation by contractual agreement. That right is the child's and can be reduced or terminated only by court order.

United States v. Morton (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1984)

June 1984

An employer is not liable for complying with an income withholding order appearing to be valid on in face from a foreign state tribunal.

United States v. Morton (Federal, US Supreme Court, 1984)

June 1984

An employer is not liable to a non-custodial parent for complying with an income withholding order appearing to be valid on its face from a state tribunal.

Mills v. Habluetzel (Federal, US Supreme Court 1982)

April 1982

The period for ascertaining the fatherhood of the child must be sufficiently long to permit those who have an interest in the child to bring an action on their behalf despite the personal difficulties that may surround the birth of a child outside of wedlock.

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