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Research & Case Law

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

The extrapolation formula contained in the Kansas Child Support Guidelines for income beyond the child support schedules is discretionary and does not establish a rebuttable presumption as to the level of appropriate support.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

Statute gives the trial court the jurisdiction to modify child support and education provisions of minor children, even if they were provided for in a property settlement agreement. Departures from the child support guidelines must be explained by the trial court.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

Statute gives the trial court the jurisdiction to modify child support and education provisions of minor children, even if they were provided for in a property settlement agreement.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

Although discretionary, the Kansas Child Support Guidelines extrapolation formula must be considered by the trial court when income exceeds the child support schedules. Child support worksheets approved by the court shall be filed in every case where an order of child support is entered.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

Although discretionary, the Kansas Child Support Guidelines extrapolation formula must be considered by the trial court when income exceeds the child support schedules.

Thomas v. Thomas (Wyoming 1996)

March 1996

The legislature intended the change in the age of majority to apply prospectively only and not to apply to an existing court decree such as a child support order.

Sharpe v. Sharpe (Wyoming 1995)

September 1995

The denial of visitation rights by either the custodial parent or the child does not constitute a change in circumstances justifying the reduction or termination of the non-custodial parent's support obligation.

Florida Dept. of HRS v. Breeden (Kansas 1995)

August 1995

Where a paternity proceeding is initiated through an interstate support enforcement mechanism and the child resides in another state, the trial court should await a determination from the court of the initiating state that a blood test establishing paternity is in the best interests of the child before making its determination of paternity.

In re Marriage of Lewallen (Kansas 1995)

May 1995

In determining domestic gross income of a farmer under the Kansas Child Support Guidelines, a total disregard of depreciation in farming operations is an abuse of discretion by a court.

In re Marriage of Lewallen (Kansas 1995)

May 1995

In determining child support obligations under the Kansas Child Support Guidelines, the taxable income shown in a tax return is not always a reliable indication of domestic gross income.

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