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Research & Case Law

Building Connections: Using Integrated Administrative Data to Identify Issues and Solutions Spanning the Child Welfare and Child Support Systems

March 2019

This article explores the process one state used to change policy using data. The state of Wisconsin used data to inform its policy change regarding referrals to child support in foster care cases.

Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED)

March 2019

The Office of Child Support Enforcement sponsored the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration Grant to study the effect of child support-led employment programs on the payment of regular child support. Under this grant, noncustodial parents (NCP) were divided into two groups: one received no special services and the second received special services in the areas of case management, enhanced child support services, employment, and parenting. The researchers used three sources of data, a baseline survey, a 12-month follow-up survey, and administrative data, to make their findings.

Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED): Technical Supplement

March 2019

In March 2019, the authors released the Final Impact Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration Grant. This report supplements that report with further information on the evaluation design, analytic methods, the variables used to assess the types of services received by the participants and includes additional impact results.

State v. Graham (Kansas 2019)

March 2019

A parent who pleads guilty to criminal nonsupport cannot appeal the conviction without first filing a motion to withdraw the plea. In 2008, the father was charged with two counts of criminal nonsupport of a child. The father entered into a deferred prosecution agreement.

Vandenbook v. Vandenbrook (Mississippi 2019)

March 2019

If a parent’s adjusted gross income exceeds $100,000, the court must make findings to support applying the guidelines. The father appealed the award of child support in the final divorce decree.

Kaelter v. Sokol (Kansas 2019)

March 2019

An order requiring a response to post-judgment discovery requests is not a final decision for purposes of appeal. The collateral order doctrine also doesn’t apply.

In re ACH (Colorado 2019)

March 2019

An established psychological parent, who has sought and obtained an allocation of parental responsibilities, can be ordered to pay child support. In this case, the mother had a child from a previous relationship. The mother and father had their own child.

Simms v. Bolger (North Carolina 2019)

March 2019

A lump sum payment is properly considered non-recurring income for child support, doesn’t necessarily require a deviation from the guidelines, and evidence is needed to show that making such a payment will impact future income. The father filed to modify his child support obligation.

Watauga County v. Shell (North Carolina 2019)

March 2019

A child support action doesn’t need to be stayed pending an appeal in a custody case. The mother and father were parties to a child custody case filed by their children’s paternal grandparents in Watauga County, North Carolina.

State of Nebraska on behalf of Walter E. v. Mark E. (Nebraska 2019)

March 2019

The existence of a juvenile court child support order divests the district court of jurisdiction to enter a second order. The State of Nebraska filed a petition in juvenile court for custody and placement of a child.