Child Support Guidelines: Interpretation and Application
Child Support Guidelines, Second Edition is the only comprehensive guidebook for determining child support awards that takes practitioners step-by-step through the interpretation and application of the guidelines and their worksheets in both the normal and exceptional child support case. This unique publication thoroughly covers each state's version of one of the three basic models for determining child support: the percentage of income model, the income shares model, and the Melson formula.
Important issues affecting calculations are clearly explained, including:Definition of andquot;incomeandquot; under the guidelines The impact of divided custody, shared custody, split custody, and extended visitation Second household expenses, other dependents, subsequent children, and stepchildren Impact of a private contract on the court's decision to apply the guideline amount Deviation from the guidelines for a high income parent Deviation from the guidelines to pay for medical expenses, private school, and child care expenses Imputed income Modification of prior awards And more.
TABLE 21 Average Annual Expenditures on Children
Income Shares Model
THE ECONOMICS OF CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
TABLE 41 StatebyState Treatment of Gross vs Net Income
DEVIATING FROM THE GUIDELINES
Dependency Exemption and Tax Credits
TABLE 87 StatebyState Treatment of the LowIncome Parent
Disbelieving Evidence of Income
TABLE 51 StatebyState Treatment of Imputed Income
TABLE 61 State Citations to Discovery Rules
TABLE 71 StatebyState Treatment of Health Insurance Costs
STATEBYSTATE SUMMARY OF CHILD SUPPORT
ability abuse actual additional agreement Alaska allow amount apply assets award benefits calculating child support guidelines child support obligation child support order circumstances claimed Code considered constitute continued corporation cost custody decision deduction dependency determining deviation disability discretion Dist earning earning capacity employment Enforcement entitled establish evidence expenses fact factor failed father federal finding former gross income held husband impute income included increase interest Iowa issue living Marriage modification month monthly mother needs noncustodial obligor Ohio paid parent parties payments port presumptive prior proceeding reasonable received reduce result retirement Rules salary share Social Security Stat statute substantial Super TABLE tion trial court visitation voluntarily voluntary warranted wife wife’s