About the Site
SupportGuidelines.com is the comprehensive resource for the interpretation and application of child support guidelines in the United States. It is designed to be an aid primarily for attorneys who wish to research the law of child support in general and child support guidelines in particular. Updates and changes will be noted here, so bookmark this page.
Because the law of child support depends heavily on the construction of child support guidelines, this site provides access to the actual text of the child support guidelines for all fifty states and the District of Columbia. This is the only site that provides access to all on-line child support guidelines. Links to other legal research resources are also provided. In addition, available on-line child support calculators are linked, as well as resources for laypersons.
This site also contains Chapter 1 of the treatise Child Support Guidelines: Interpretation and Application (Aspen Law & Business, 1996 and Supps.), which gives an extensive overview of the history of child support guidelines, the model of and method of implementation of each jurisdiction’s guidelines, and an overview of the various challenges to the guidelines. The complete table of contents for the treatise is also provided, which in and of itself can be an aid to spotting issues in child support cases. Of course, it is hoped that attorneys who use this site will wish to purchase the book.
New cases and news concerning child support and family law will be posted on the first and fifteenth of every month, and each month a longer article on current legal issues concerning child support will be posted. This month’s article is Choice of Law in Interstate Child Support Modification Cases.
For information on the Standardized Income Withholding Form, from the American Payroll Association, the American Bar Association, and the Office of Child Support Enforcement, click here.
This site is intended as a research aid for attorneys, although nonattorneys may use the information posted. The author will therefore be happy to answer questions to her by attorneys only. She cannot and will not, however, answer questions from or give legal advice to anyone who is not an attorney.
Disclaimer: The information contained in these pages is not to be construed as legal advice. The law varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and the author is not licensed in all jurisdictions. Rendering legal advice to laypersons would subject the author to the charge of the unauthorized practice of law in those jurisdictions in which she is not licensed. Laura Wish Morgan will not and does not have any duty of any kind to a person who utilizes this web site, in the absence of an agreement with a licensed practicing attorney.
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