Committee seeks feedback on changes to Child Support Guidelines

The Domestic Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana is seeking comments on proposed changes to Indiana’s Child Support 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.

The proposed changes address:

  • A parent’s legal duty to support a prior born child when no court order exists
  • Consideration of whether a child support amount prohibits a parent’s ability to support himself or herself
  • In-kind benefits and payments from structured settlements as income
  • Situations in which a parent is incarcerated
  • Clarification of children’s health insurance costs

Feedback will be accepted until noon EDT, Friday, May 17, 2019. Comments may be submitted online or sent by mail to the Indiana Office of Court Services, c/o Domestic Relations Committee, 251 North Illinois Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, IN 46204. The Domestic Relations Committee is composed of judicial officers from across Indiana and receives staff support from the Indiana Office of Court Services. The Committee will review public comments to assist in recommending amendments of the Child Support Guidelines to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Court has the final authority over the Guidelines.

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