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Research & Case Law

In re Marriage of Burton (Kansas 2001)

July 2001

The Kansas Child Support Guidelines are the basis for establishing and reviewing child support orders in Kansas.

Feasibility of Collecting Fees for Child Support Services

June 2001

This Report was written in response to a June 28, 2000, recommendation by the Washington State Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee to implement fees and recover costs for child support services.

Palagi v. Palagi (Nebraska 2001)

May 2001

The emancipation age of a child is typically a non-modifiable provision, and credit against owed arrears will not be given for college tuition payments.

Child Support Arrears: Compilation of Three Reports

April 2001

This report is a compilation of three reports: New Approaches to Child Support Arrears: A Survey of State Policies and Practices (March 2001); Understanding Child Support Arrears in Colorado (March 2001); Dropping Debt: An Evaluation of Colorado’s Debt and Retroactive Child Support Initiative (April 2001). The research was conducted by the Division of Child Support Services with the Colorado Department of Human Services.

In re Marriage of Schoby (Kansas 2000)

April 2000

Child support may be modified at any time circumstances render such a change proper, but the modification operates prospectively only.

In re Marriage of Schoby (Kansas 2000)

April 2000

The marriage of a minor is not a "terminating event" which automatically allows a payor parent to stop making child support payments for that child.

In re Marriage of Schoby (Kansas 2000)

April 2000

The marriage of a minor is not a "terminating event" which automatically allows a payor parent to stop making child support payments for that child.

The Potential of the Child Support Enforcement Program to Avoid Costs to Public Programs: A Review and Synthesis of the Literature: Final Report

April 2000

The purpose of this study is to synthesize the theoretical and empirical literature on cost avoidance and to build a comprehensive and coherent framework to evaluate the intricacies of child support cost avoidance.

Child Support Offers Some Protection Against Poverty

March 2000

The authors find that child support payments reduce the number of poor children by a half million. Unfortunately, about 70 percent of poor children eligible for child support were not getting it in 1996.

Ferguson v. Winston (Kansas 2000)

February 2000

Prior to ordering a blood test to determine whether the presumed parent is the biological parent, the trial court must consider the best interests of the child, including physical, mental, and emotional needs (Ross Hearing).

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