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Child Support: Historic Change in New Hampshire and Updates in Iowa

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July 25, 2013

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Child Support: Historic Change in New Hampshire and Updates in Iowa
By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, National Parents Organization

Child Support
Historic Change in New Hampshire Child Support Guidelines

Effective July 1, 2013, for the first time in New Hampshire’s history, the child support percentage will vary depending upon how much the parents earn. Under the new Child Support Guidelines, the more the parents earn, the lower the percentage of their monthly income they will pay for child support. Child support paid will be based on the percent of combined net income devoted to child support and the number of children in the same household for which child support is paid.

This change is the result of a 2009 economic analysis prepared by the University of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services/Division of Child Support Services.

The analysis determined that as income increases, the proportion of income spent on supporting a child decreases. As a result, the guidelines were changed to decrease in the percentage of child support to be paid as the combined net income for the parties increase. Read more...


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Children’s Day — Be Grateful for this Gift in Our Midst
July 24, 2013 by Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, National Parents
In the United States we seem obsessed with national observance days. Is this the result of our personal wishes to commemorate people and events? Or, at the risk of sounding cynical, does the greeting card industry have the best lobbyists? Read more...

Children Are Not Whose Property?
July 24, 2013
This essay is in support of the international movement for a judicial presumption of equally shared parenting — joint legal stewardship and residential time as equal as is practicable —; following parental separation. Read more...

Pew Research: Number of Single Fathers Caring for Their Kids at an All-Time High
July 24, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
The Pew Research Center recently came out with some data on single fathers that have pricked a lot of interest. Here’s one article on Pew’s findings (Live Science, 7/2/13). Read more...

Pew Data: Contrary to Claims, Barely More Mothers Now Than 1960 = Primary Breadwinners
July 22, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
How can one article get so much right and so much wrong (Huffington Post, 7/15/13)? Maybe because it appears in the Huffington Post, but even at that, the article is far superior to your run-of-the-mill HuffPo screed. Read more...

‘Honey let’s have a child’ Now ‘Reproductive Coercion’ When a Man Says It
July 21, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Having recently reported on a study out of Washington State about women who lie to their male partners about using contraception, I suppose it’s worthwhile mentioning this article on the other side of the coin (NYMagazine, 5/29/13).Read more...

Child Support Commissioner: ‘Current System Adds Up to Debt and Discouragement’
July 19, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Back in 2006, the Office of Child Support Enforcement issued a brief report on child support obligors and related topics. It was notable for its honesty and clarity. Gone was the typical bureaucratic obfuscation of the realities of child support debt and the process of collecting it. Read more...

Former CPS Worker: CPS ‘Re-Traumatizing Children’
July 18, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
I don’t know how many times I’ve pointed out to child protective authorities that, for the most part, children do better with their parents than with someone else. Read more...

No Discipline for Rogue Prosecutor Mary Kellett
July 17, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Six years ago, Assistant District Attorney of Hancock County, Maine, Mary Kellett, used the awesome power of the state on behalf of a woman who was seeking custody of her two children. Ligia Filler was afraid that, in her impending divorce from husband Vladek Filler, she’d lose custody of her children. Read more...

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