The Obligations of High-Income Parents
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
March 24, 2014
Hofstra Law Review, Forthcoming
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Research Paper No. 2014-10
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 29
Keywords: family law, domestic relations, child support, high-income
Date posted: March 24, 2014 ; Last revised: January 25, 2015
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