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Research & Case Law

Dowdy v. Dowdy (Wyoming 1993)

November 1993

Slight deviations from the guidelines without issuance of the proper findings does not require appellate courts to reverse and remand back to a district court.

State ex rel. Hermesmann v. Seyer (Kansas 1993)

March 1993

The issue of consent to sexual activity under the criminal statutes is irrelevant in a civil action to determine paternity and for support of a minor child born of such activity.

Jensen v. Runft (Kansas 1992)

December 1992

The Uniform Parentage Act requires courts to act in the best interests of the child when imposing legal obligations or conferring legal rights on the mother/child relationship and the father/child relationship.

In re Adoption of RSC (Wyoming 1992)

September 1992

An action to declare nonexistence of a presumptive father and child relationship until almost four years after all relevant facts are know will be time barred – not within a reasonable time.

Ellison v. Walter ex rel. Walter (Wyoming 1992)

June 1992

A district court possesses the authority to issue support orders retroactive to the date of a child’s birth in paternity/support actions initiated by a state for the reimbursement of public assistance.

Hasty v. Hasty (Wyoming 1992)

March 1992

A trial court has the authority to deviate from guidelines by considering non-custodial parent's support obligations to later born minor children of subsequent marriages.

In re Paternity of JRW and KB (Wyoming 1991)

July 1991

Presumed fathers are barred from contesting parentage if they do not bring actions within a reasonable time and by the doctrines of res judicata, collateral estoppel, and judicial estoppel.

In re Paternity of JRW and KB (Wyoming 1991)

July 1991

While genetic testing may be necessary in a paternity action, the presumption of paternity can be effectively rebutted by the agreement of the parties.

State ex rel. Secretary of SRS v. Clear (Kansas 1991)

January 1991

A child's parent, parents, or guardian shall be liable to repay to the secretary of social and rehabilitation services any assistance expended on the child's behalf, regardless of the specific program under which the assistance is or has been provided.

State ex rel. Secretary of SRS v. Clear (Kansas 1991)

January 1991

To terminate parental rights under Kansas law, voluntary relinquishment of parental rights and Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services' acceptance of surrender of the child are required.