This bill calculates income to become more holistic of work experiences, including special calculation provisions for parents still in high school, coming off of state assistance, and with limited work histories. Child support may be automatically abated to $10 per month when a parent is incarcerated for at least six months and has no assets or income available to pay support. After abatement and 4 months after the parent’s release, support will be automatically reinstated at 50%, not to fall under $50 per month per child.
The department may also serve a notice of support owed for day care costs or unpaid medical coverage or expenses.
- Creates standards for the determination of income for purposes of establishing child support obligations.
- Authorizes and establishes procedures for the abatement of child support obligations for incarcerated parents.
- Revises provisions governing notices of child support owed and service of the hearing notices for modification of an administrative order.