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Research & Case Law

Debtors’ Prison - Prisoners’ Accumulation of Debt as a Barrier to Reentry

July 2007

This is a link to an article published in the July-August 2007 Journal of Poverty Law and Policy that discusses how unrealistic levels of debt and cost-recovery policies enforced by criminal justice and child support agencies can undermine the criminal justice system’s rehabilitation goals, the child support system’s goals to support children, and society’s interest in fully reintegrating people after release from prison.

The Implementation of the Partners for Fragile Families Demonstration Projects

June 2007

This report describes the design and implementation of the Partners for Fragile Families (PFF) demonstration projects.

Child Support Outcomes of Maryland’s In-Hospital Paternity Acknowledgment Program

June 2007

This report by the University of Maryland School of Social Work summarizes the research on the impact of Maryland's voluntary paternity acknowledgment program by looking at the child support caseload and comparing if and how certain child support outcomes differ between children for whom paternity was acknowledged and those for whom it was not.

In re Marriage of Branch (Kansas 2007)

May 2007

The Kansas Child Support Guidelines do not address treatment of a lump sum employment severance payment in determining the amount of a parent's child support obligation.

State on behalf of AE v. Buckhalter (Nebraska 2007)

April 2007

A father, who receives proper notice of an action and fails to answer or appear at an initial hearing for paternity, is not entitled to further notice of hearings; the State’s decision not to present evidence of an unverified genetic test did not violate the NCP’s due process and was not sufficient to set aside a default order; and the use of income verification forms is appropriate to determine income if the NCP fails to provide more detailed information.

State on behalf of AE v. Buckhalter (Nebraska 2007)

April 2007

A father, who receives proper notice of an action and fails to answer or appear at an initial hearing for paternity, is not entitled to further notice of hearings; the State’s decision not to present evidence of an unverified genetic test did not violate the NCP’s due process and was not sufficient to set aside a default order; and the use of income verification forms is appropriate to determine income if the NCP fails to provide more detailed information.

DNW v. State, Dept. of Family Services (Wyoming 2007)

April 2007

Within the meaning of Parentage Act, a man who signs a paternity acknowledgment is held to be the natural father in certain circumstances, regardless of genetic testing that proves otherwise.

DNW v. State, Dept. of Family Services (Wyoming 2007)

April 2007

A presumed father, who holds a child out as his own and signs a paternity acknowledgment, will be held to be the child's natural father.

In re Marriage of Branch (Kansas 2007)

March 2007

For purposes of computing child support, domestic gross income includes every conceivable form of income, excluding public assistance and child support received for other children of the parents.

In re Marriage of Branch (Kansas 2007)

March 2007

A lump sum severance payment is considered income for the purposes of child support calculations.

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