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Research & Case Law

Examining Child Support Arrears in California: The Collectibility Study

March 2003

This report was prepared in response to a mandate from the California State Legislature to analyze how much of the $14.4 billion in child support arrears owed statewide in March 2000 was realistically collectible.

Watson v. Watson (Wyoming 2002)

December 2002

In computing child support, a trial court must determine if a business expense should be deducted as a reasonable and legitimate business expense.

In re Marriage of Myers (Kansas 2002)

November 2002

When both parties to a divorce and the subject child or children have moved out of Kansas, Kansas loses continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify a child support order.

In re Marriage of Myers (Kansas 2002)

November 2002

When both parties to a divorce and the subject child or children have moved out of Kansas, Kansas loses continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify a child support order.

Union Pac. R.R. v. Trona Valley Credit Union (Wyoming 2002)

November 2002

Child support wage withholding has priority over any other garnishments.

Union Pac. R.R. v. Trona Valley Credit Union (Wyoming 2002)

November 2002

Child support garnishments have priority and if more than 25% of an employee’s disposable income is withheld, creditor garnishments are not permissible.

The Impact of Child Support Enforcement Policy on Non-marital Childbearing

November 2002

This is a link to a discussion paper on the Institute of Research on Poverty (IRP) website that concludes that improved child support enforcement makes it more likely that men will choose to avoid having nonmarital children.

The Madrina Project

October 2002

This is a report on the results of a federal Special Improvement Project (SIP) Grant for the Yakima, Washington Child Support Office to reach out to the Hispanic community and provide culturally relevant services.

Maryland's Paternity Acknowledgement Program: Participant Entries Into the Public Child Support and Welfare Systems

October 2002

This report by the University of Maryland School of Social Work attempts to answer the question of who is and who is not participating in Maryland's Paternity Acknowledgement Program, and how many of the children of participating parents are known to the State's welfare program within one year of birth.

Skillett v. Sierra (Kansas 2002)

September 2002

In entering an order of child support in a paternity action, the trial court may award an additional judgment to reimburse the expenses of support and education of the child from the date of birth to the date the order was entered.

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