HB195 (2007) Detail

Relative to the calculation of child support on a per child basis.






AN ACT relative to the calculation of child support on a per child basis.

SPONSORS: Rep. McRae, Hills 7

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law


This bill requires child support orders to state the total support obligation as well as payments on a per child basis. The bill also permits a reduction in child support, without further legal action, based on the fact that one of the children for whom support was ordered is no longer eligible.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.




In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Seven

AN ACT relative to the calculation of child support on a per child basis.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Paragraph; Child Support Guidelines; Child Support Formula; Per Child Amount. Amend RSA 458-C:3 by inserting after paragraph IV the following new paragraph:

V. In cases involving more than one child, the support order shall provide the total support obligation and shall specify payments on a per child basis.

2 Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Support Ordered Per Child. RSA 461-A:14, IV is repealed and reenacted to read as follows:

IV. The amount of a child support obligation shall remain as stated in the order until the dependent child for whom support is ordered shall terminate his or her high school education or reach the age of 18 years, whichever is later, or become married, or become a member of the armed services, at which time the child support obligation, including all educational support obligations, for that child shall terminate without further legal action. Each support order for more than one child shall expressly allocate payments on a per child basis so that the total support obligation may be reduced, as provided in this paragraph, without further legal action. If the order involves a disabled child, the court shall specify the duration of the order, which may be beyond the time when the child reaches the age of 18.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2008.


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HB195 Revision: 10508 Date: Jan. 11, 2010, midnight