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Committee Seeks Feedback On Potential Changes To Indiana Child Support Guidelines

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WOWO):  The Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana are seeking comments on proposed changes to Indiana’s Child Support Rules and Guidelines, which are used to make decisions about child support in dissolutions of marriage, legal separations, paternity cases, Title IV-D proceedings, and all other actions for child support across the Hoosier State.

Feedback on the matter will be accepted until Noon on June 30th as the Committee will review public comments to assist in recommending amendments of the Child Support Rules Guidelines to the Indiana Supreme Court. However, the court has the final authority over the guidelines.  Feedback and comments may be submitted by mail to Indiana Office of Court Services, c/o Domestic Relations Committee, 251 North Illinois Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

The proposed changes address:

  • A revised weekly schedule for child support based on more recent economic data
  • Removal of uninsured healthcare payments from the weekly schedule for child support
  • Amendment of the low-income adjustment to account for income of both parents
  • Simplification of uninsured and unreimbursed healthcare expenses
  • New language permitting calculation of the parenting time credit when a parent spends a different amount of overnights with each child
  • Updated child support obligation worksheet to reflect guideline revisions
  • Emphasis on giving the rationale for any deviation from the presumptive child support guideline amount, even when parents agree
  • Clarification of split custody and child support calculations
  • Updated language on payment of birth and postpartum expenses in paternity cases

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