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Research & Case Law

McCulloh v. Drake (Wyoming 2005)

February 2005

A change from shared custody to primary custody creates a rebuttable presumption of a change in circumstances occurred significant enough to warrant modification of child support.

Increasing Healthcare Coverage for Children: A New Coordinated Approach Findings from Colorado

October 2004

This report covers Colorado’s 1115 demonstration grant to try a new approach to increasing the number of IV-D children with health care coverage through private insurance, Medicaid, SCHIP and other sources. The research was conducted by the Division of Child Support Services with the Colorado Department of Human Services.

State on behalf of LLB v. Hill (Nebraska 2004)

July 2004

Child support arrears will not be forgiven under an equity argument if a parent’s lack of diligence lead to the accumulation of the arrears.

State on behalf of LLB v. Hill (Nebraska 2004)

July 2004

Child support arrears will not be forgiven under an equity argument if a parent’s lack of diligence lead to the accumulation of the arrears

GDK v. State (Wyoming 2004)

June 2004

When faced with conflicting statutory presumptions of paternity, the court will use a best interest standard to determine parentage.

Declining Employment among Young Black Less-Educated Men: The Role of Incarceration and Child Support

April 2004

In this paper, researchers document the continuing decline in employment and labor force participation of black men between the ages of 16 and 34 who have a high school education or less.

Cost Avoidance and Cost Recovery in California's Child Support Program: SFY 2000-01

February 2004

In 2003, the Child Support Directors Association of California contracted with the Urban Institute to develop a cost avoidance estimate for California using the same methodology used for the Office of Child Support Enforcement study. The results of that study are presented here (for state fiscal year 2000-01) and cover the following programs: the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, the Food Stamp Program, Medi-Cal, the Supplemental Security Income program, and federal housing assistance.

Ready v. Ready (Wyoming 2003)

November 2003

A deviation from the guidelines is permitted only when the trial court makes a finding that it would be unjust or inappropriate to follow them in a particular case and it specifically sets forth in full the reasons thereof in a divorce decree.

Getting Noncustodial Dads Involved in the Lives of Foster Children

November 2003

This policy brief provides data that suggest that many, if not most, foster care children in the United States were not living with their father at the time they were removed from their home.

Ready v. Ready (Wyoming 2003)

September 2003

There is no per se prohibition from using federal tax returns to calculate child support.