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What to do when your client receives a Notice of Registration of Enforcement of Foreign Support Order? The registration can be contested on several grounds including that the court lacked jurisdiction or lack of notice. Defenses must be raised at the time of registration or are lost. Click here for reciprocal agreements between U.S. Government...
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Many a corporation owner argues that pass-through income from a subchapter S corporation should not be included for child support purposes because it is not distributed and therefore it is not an available source from which to pay child support. The Sub-S company usually distributes an amount equal to the estimated personal income taxes that...
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A Wisconsin decision in Motte v. Motte, 2006 Wisc. App. LEXIS 880 (September 27, 2006) held agreements waiving child support arrearages or estopping parents from asking for modification if children change residence are void as against public policy. The Family Law Prof Blog digests the opinion.
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Kudos to Oldham County Attorney John Fendley was honored as Kentucky’s top child support contracting official for the fourth consecutive year. The state government press release is reprinted below in its entirety. Thanks to Mike Stevens of the Kentucky Law Blog for sending this over. “The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services honored child...
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In cases where both parents care for the children half the time and both earn equal incomes, there usually isn’t a need for fixed child support, only an agreement for the division of agreed upon expenses. These arrangements are rare. In other cases our clients often want to make agreements for something other than fixed...
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While at first blush granting amnesty to delinquent child support obligors is offensive, if it works for back taxes maybe it will aid collection when all else fails. Janet Jangjhar reports in the Florida Divorce Law Blog, “The state of Ohio bears the dubious distinction of child support arrearages of nearly $5 billion. Ohio prisons...
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If your client has a U.S. child support order, but the obligor lives in a foreign country, here are a couple of websites that provide info for enforcement. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services ACF and U.S. Department of State.
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The second annual list of Jefferson County, Kentucky Delinquent Child Support Obligors appeared in the Courier-Journal Sunday, August 13th, as an insert which we haven’t yet found online. This year’s list contains the names of 936 individuals who, as of July 17th, have not made a child support payment for 6 months or longer and...
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“The Supreme Court of Canada sent a warning to divorced parents on Monday that they better come clean when their income goes up, or they could face sizable retroactive child support bills, ” reports the Family Law Prof Blog. “The Supreme Court stopped short of ordering a duty to disclose salary increases automatically, but the...
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Although federal college financial aid amounted to $90 billion in 2004-2005, colleges provided $24 billion of their own money, and their treatment of stepparent income and non custodial income varies significantly. Some consider only the resources of biological or adoptive parents, some consider stepparent income only in the custodial household, and some collect income information...
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