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Research & Case Law

Policies to Require and Enable Less-Educated Noncustodial Parents to Work and Provide Financial Support for Their Children

August 2008

This is a link to a discussion paper on the Brookings Institution website that outlines three policy strategies to help low income noncustodial parents find work and meet their financial obligations to pay child support.

In re Marriage of Ormiston (Kansas 2008)

July 2008

The term income as it is used within the Kansas Child Support Guidelines (Guidelines) has been broadly interpreted by Kansas appellate courts to mean every conceivable form of income, whether it be in the form of earnings, royalties, bonuses, dividends, interest, maintenance, or rent.

State ex rel. Secretary, SRS v. Moses (Kansas 2008)

July 2008

The presumptive child support obligation of a non-custodial parent whose income is solely derived from public assistance would be $0 under the child support guidelines.

Confronting Child Support Debt: A Baseline Profile of Maryland Arrears

June 2008

This report provides data on the composition of child support arrearages in Maryland.

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.

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.

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