HB1267 (2012) Detail

Relative to adjustments to the child support guidelines based on child support expenses documented by the parties.


HB 1267 – AS INTRODUCED

2012 SESSION

12-2195

05/04

HOUSE BILL 1267

AN ACT relative to adjustments to the child support guidelines based on child support expenses documented by the parties.

SPONSORS: Rep. Oligny, Rock 8

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

ANALYSIS

This bill permits adjustment of child support orders based on a variance of at least 10 percent between the child support guideline amount and actual expenses incurred by the parties on behalf of the children.

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

12-2195

05/04

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twelve

AN ACT relative to adjustments to the child support guidelines based on child support expenses documented by the parties.

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

1 Adjustments to the Child Support Guidelines in Special Circumstances. Amend RSA 458-C:5, I(j) to read as follows:

(j) Child support expenses indicating a variance of at least 10 percent between the child support guideline amount and the actual expenses incurred by the obligee on behalf of the children. A request for modification under this subparagraph shall include evidence of all child support expenses incurred by the parties for a period of at least 6 months. Any order granting modification under this subparagraph shall require the parties to continue to document all child support expenses, on a monthly basis, for the duration of the order.

(k) Other special circumstances found by the court to avoid an unreasonably low or confiscatory support order, taking all relevant circumstances into consideration.

2 Review of Child Support Guidelines. In conducting the 4-year review of the child support guidelines required under RSA 458-C:6, the department of health and human services shall consider any orders issued under RSA 458-C:5, I(j), as amended by section 1 of this act, as part of the state's assessment of whether the guidelines accurately reflect child rearing costs and result in appropriate child support award amounts.

3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect January 1, 2013.

Links

HB1267 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB1267 Revision: 20977 Date: Dec. 14, 2011, midnight

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