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Research & Case Law

Lucero v. Lucero (Nebraska 2008)

May 2008

Absent equities to the contrary, the modification of child support orders should be applied retroactively to the first day of the month following the filing date of the modification.

In re Marriage of Vandervoort (Kansas 2008)

May 2008

A child reaching 18 years of age is one of the three events in Kansas which automatically terminates child support.

In re Marriage of Vandervoort (Kansas 2008)

May 2008

The Child Support Guidelines are the basis for establishing and reviewing child support orders in Kansas, including cases settled by agreement of the parties.

In re Marriage of Vandervoort (Kansas 2008)

May 2008

When courts make deviations from the recommended amounts in the Kansas Child Support Guidelines, courts must show that such deviations serve the best interests of the children.

RK v. State ex rel. Natrona County Child Support Dept. (Wyoming 2008)

January 2008

Even if the district court errs in applying the current version of the Wyoming Parentage Act, the error is harmless if the father's proffered evidence is insufficient as a matter of law.

Bankruptcy and Child Support Enforcement: Improved Information Sharing Possible without Routine Data Sharing

January 2008

The Bankruptcy Abuse and Prevention Act of 2005 required the GAO to study the feasibility of matching bankruptcy records with child support records to assure that filers with child support obligations are identified. This report contains the results of this study.

California Compromise of Arrears Program Report to State Legislature

January 2008

In response to a dramatic growth in child support arrears in the 1990's and a study of the arrears by the Urban Institute, the California Legislature enacted a law allowing compromise of arrears when debt is owed the state. The legislation also required the Department of Child Support Services to report back to the Legislature on on the effectiveness of California’s Compromise of Arrears Program (COAP) by January 2008.

Opitz v. Opitz (Wyoming 2007)

December 2007

Upward deviation due to underemployment is justified as long as district court explains the deviation.

In re Marriage of Leoni (Kansas 2007)

December 2007

When the combined income of the parties is in excess of the maximum contained in the Kansas Child Support Guidelines schedule, the "extended-income formula" may be utilized in calculating child support.

In re Marriage of Leoni (Kansas 2007)

December 2007

Factors a district court should consider when deciding what amount, if any, of a subchapter S corporation's income should be included when calculating child support include the past earnings history of the corporation, ownership share, and the shareholder's ability to control the distribution or retention of net profits in the business.

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