The Obligations of High-Income Parents

Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

March 24, 2014

Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 481-509, 2014

The Child Support Guidelines, incentivized by federal law, provide rebuttable guidance for setting child support awards, except in low- and high-income cases. This article focuses on the latter, as states continue to grapple with the question of whether the child should receive a proportion of the noncustodial parent’s income regardless of its amount, or whether there should be another limit. This article traces the narrative of child support obligations in high-income cases by considering the development of the economic aspect to the parent-child relationship, as well as the purpose and nature of the child support system. The resulting insights are especially useful for states seeking consistency in child support award decisions.

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Keywords: family law, domestic relations, child support, high-income

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Date posted: March 24, 2014 ; Last revised: April 7, 2015

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Ryznar, Margaret, The Obligations of High-Income Parents (March 24, 2014). Hofstra Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 481-509, 2014. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2413325 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2413325

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Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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