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Research & Case Law

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).

To What Extent Do Children Benefit from Child Support?

January 2000

Child support provides a significant source of income for poor families. Child support also reduces the number of poor children by a half million and lessens income inequality among children eligible for it. Unfortunately, about 70 percent of poor children eligible for child support were not getting it in 1996.

Ahearn v. Ahearn (Wyoming 1999)

December 1999

The amount withheld from a father’s pay for deferred compensation is not income under the child support guidelines, because deferred compensation is not a “payment or return in money or in kind” to the father when it is paid into a fund for his later benefit.

Fleenor v. Fleenor (Wyoming 1999)

December 1999

The principal portion of a business mortgage payment may be deductible if, in its discretion, the district court determines that the payment reasonably and legitimately reduces net income for child support purposes.

Groseth v. Groseth (Nebraska 1999)

August 1999

A Nebraska court assumes continuing, exclusive jurisdiction to modify another state’s order once both parents and the child no longer reside in the state that issued the order.

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