CHANGES IN THE FORM 14 CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATION

The Supreme Court of Missouri entered its Order on December 7, 2011 changing, in part,  how child support is calculated. The change pertains to the amount of credit a court may award a parent in connection with exercising overnight child custody or visitation.  The Order provides that a parent may receive up to a maximum 50% adjustment for periods of overnight visitation or custody. The Order also appears to limit the Court’s discretion to deviate from a presumed child support calculation if the parent obligated to pay support receives a certain adjustment. This Order becomes effective January 1, 2012 and changes the Form 14 child support calculations related to overnight child visitation or child custody. For more information regarding additional changes, contact Scott A. Hamblin at Brydon Swearengen & England P.C.