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Research & Case Law

In re Marriage of Johnson (Kansas 1997)

December 1997

If a reasonable person could conclude that a parent is not deliberately unemployed or underemployed, it is not an abuse of discretion for the district court to refuse to impute the parent's former income in calculating the child support obligation.

In re Marriage of Johnson (Kansas 1997)

December 1997

Under the Kansas Child Support Guidelines, income may be imputed to the non-custodial parent if that parent is deliberately unemployed or underemployed.

State ex rel. Secretary of SRS v. Cunningham (Kansas 1997)

November 1997

The legislature's use of the word "assistance" in Kansas statute is intended to apply to all kinds of assistance, including medical assistance.

In re Support of Morgan (Kansas 1997)

September 1997

Kansas requires a parent to repay all assistance provided on the child's behalf, not some portion of that assistance determined by the district court.

Hollingshead v. Hollingshead (Wyoming 1997)

July 1997

In the absence of statute, a decree for periodic payments of child support creates sequential judgments enforceable under the statutory procedures for enforcement of judgments.

Blessing v. Freestone (US 1997)

April 1997

Title IV-D of the Social Security Act requiring that states operate their child support programs in “substantial compliance” with Title IV-D, does not give individuals federal right to force state agency to substantially comply with its provisions. The substantial compliance is merely a guide for Secretary of Health and Human Services to measure system wide performance of state's Title IV-D program.

Rocha v. Rocha (Wyoming 1996)

October 1996

In a divorce action, a trial court has discretion in concluding that a father’s child support payments can or cannot offset the parties’ original property settlement.

JA v. CJH (Wyoming 1996)

September 1996

Where no timely action has been instituted within 5 years of a child’s birth to declare the nonexistence of a father and child relationship, the statutory presumption of paternity becomes absolute, and any action to establish another’s paternity is foreclosed.

In re Marriage of Jones (Kansas 1996)

August 1996

When a party neglects to assert a right or claim for an unreasonable and unexplained length of time and the lapse of time and other circumstances cause prejudice to the adverse party, relief is denied on the grounds of laches. The mere passage of time is not enough to invoke laches. The court must consider the circumstances surrounding the delay and any disadvantage to the other party caused by that delay.

In re Marriage of Patterson (Kansas 1996)

June 1996

The extrapolation formula contained in the Kansas Child Support Guidelines for income beyond the child support schedules is discretionary and does not establish a rebuttable presumption as to the level of appropriate support.