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Research & Case Law

Union Pac. R.R. v. Trona Valley Credit Union (Wyoming 2002)

November 2002

Child support wage withholding has priority over any other garnishments.

Union Pac. R.R. v. Trona Valley Credit Union (Wyoming 2002)

November 2002

Child support garnishments have priority and if more than 25% of an employee’s disposable income is withheld, creditor garnishments are not permissible.

The Impact of Child Support Enforcement Policy on Non-marital Childbearing

November 2002

This is a link to a discussion paper on the Institute of Research on Poverty (IRP) website that concludes that improved child support enforcement makes it more likely that men will choose to avoid having nonmarital children.

Maryland's Paternity Acknowledgement Program: Participant Entries Into the Public Child Support and Welfare Systems

October 2002

This report by the University of Maryland School of Social Work attempts to answer the question of who is and who is not participating in Maryland's Paternity Acknowledgement Program, and how many of the children of participating parents are known to the State's welfare program within one year of birth.

The Madrina Project

October 2002

This is a report on the results of a federal Special Improvement Project (SIP) Grant for the Yakima, Washington Child Support Office to reach out to the Hispanic community and provide culturally relevant services.

Skillett v. Sierra (Kansas 2002)

September 2002

In entering an order of child support in a paternity action, the trial court may award an additional judgment to reimburse the expenses of support and education of the child from the date of birth to the date the order was entered.

Skillett v. Sierra (Kansas 2002)

September 2002

The Kansas Child Support Guidelines are applicable to paternity actions that involve providing for the needs of a child.

Dollars and Sense: Improving the Determination of Child Support Obligations for Low Income Fathers, Mothers, and Children

June 2002

This is a link to a report on the concerns of low-income parents gained from discussions of participants in the Center on Fathers, Family, and Public Policy’s Common Ground Project.

Barnett v. Cusimano (Kansas 2002)

May 2002

There is no authority within the guidelines to increase the non-custodial parent's child support obligation through an upward adjustment under the supplemental visitation category based solely upon the non-custodial parent's failure to exercise visitation or spend quality time with a minor child.

An Evaluation of the Colorado Arrears Forgiveness Demonstration Project: Final Report

May 2002

This final report covers a demonstration project in two Colorado Counties in which non-custodial parents (NCP) were offered opportunities for forgiveness of state debts in exchange for regular support payments over a ten month period. This research was conducted by the Division of Child Support Services with the Colorado Department of Human Services.

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