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Research & Case Law

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.

In re Marriage of Lewallen (Kansas 1995)

May 1995

For the purposes of the Kansas Child Support Guidelines, a farmer is a self-employed person whose domestic gross income is that person's gross income less those actual expenditures reasonably necessary for the production of income.

Scruggs v. Chandlee (Kansas 1995)

April 1995

The child support guidelines provide that the non-custodial parent may deduct the amount of child support paid for those children from his or her gross income.

Scruggs v. Chandlee (Kansas 1995)

April 1995

The child support guidelines provide that the non-custodial parent may deduct the amount of child support paid for those children from his or her gross income.

In re Paternity of SDM (Wyoming 1994)

October 1994

A child who has not been included as a party in any prior paternity case nor any prior divorce action cannot be foreclosed by the doctrines of res judicata, collateral estoppel, or judicial estoppel with respect to the child’s subsequent effort to achieve determination of paternity.

In re Marriage of Case (Kansas 1994)

July 1994

Voluntary termination by a child support obligor from higher paid employment to accept lower paid employment is always suspect.

In re Marriage of Walje (Kansas 1994)

June 1994

Where support is paid directly to custodial parent, rather than through the channels specified in the support order, the non-custodial parent who has not fully complied with the support order and will be found to be in arrearages.

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