CHANGE TO THE CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES

May 8, 2013 § 2 Comments

MCA 43-19-101(e) has been amended, effective July 1, 2013, to provide that:

“In cases in which the adjusted gross income as defined in this section is more than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) or less than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), the court shall make a written finding in the record as to whether or not the application of the guidelines established in this section is reasonable.”

Right now the figures are $50,000 and $5,000.

This change is a recognition of changing economic realties. The original figures were established by the legislature in 1989 — 24 years ago.

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  • […] I think the “possums” got it right and this change, while in practical effect is not too significant, does address in some respects the low rates nationally that MS is known for.  H/T to Judge Primeaux’s blog, 12th Chancery Court District of MS. […]

  • C. Joy Harkness says:

    I am looking for assistance in serving process on a resident of Mexico. It is my understanding that process by publication is not valid under the Hague Service Convention if the address if the defendant is known. It is also my understanding that the summons has to be translated into Spanish. I am looking both for advice on the procedure and someone to provide the translation.
    Joy Harkness

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