HB1193 (2020) Detail

Relative to attorneys fees in child support cases.


HB 1193 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2271

05/01

 

HOUSE BILL 1193

 

AN ACT relative to attorneys fees in child support cases.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Gay, Rock. 8; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Plumer, Belk. 6; Rep. Read, Rock. 17; Rep. Mullen, Hills. 7

 

COMMITTEE: Children and Family Law

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill provides for disclosure of attorneys fees in child support cases.

 

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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2271

05/01

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to attorneys fees in child support cases.

 

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

 

1  New Paragraph; Parental Rights and Responsibilities; Child Support; Disclosure of Attorneys Fees.  Amend RSA 461-A:14 by inserting after paragraph XVIII the following new paragraph:

XIX.  In any proceeding to enforce the payment of child support, if the child support obligor is represented by counsel, the court shall require, on its own motion or at the request of the obligee, that the obligor submit a financial affidavit regarding the amount paid in attorneys fees and the source of funds for the attorney.  Payment of child support shall have priority over the payment of attorneys fees and all other costs assessed by the court or associated with the proceeding, such as fees for guardians ad litem and visitation centers.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1193 at GenCourtMobile
HB1193 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 21, 2020 House Hearing
Jan. 28, 2020 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
Feb. 19, 2020 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1193 Revision: 6832 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 11:23 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Children and Family Law HJ 1 P. 13
Jan. 21, 2020 Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 11:15 am LOB 206
Jan. 28, 2020 Executive Session: 01/28/2020 01:00 pm LOB 206
Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate (Vote 18-0; CC)
Feb. 19, 2020 Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for 02/19/2020 (Vote 18-0; CC) HC 7 P. 2
Feb. 19, 2020 Inexpedient to Legislate: MA VV 02/19/2020 HJ 4 P. 2