Child Support Guidelines Treatment of Low-Income Parents

Courts are often forced to deviate from standard child support guidelines when one or both parents are of low-income standards. Imputing income on a spouse to determine an adequate child support obligation is typically the first choice, but in severe poverty situations it is not always an option.

STATE Presumtive Award of $50 Mandatory Award Award in Court’s Discretion
ALABAMA:

X
ALASKA:
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ARIZONA:

X
ARKANSAS:

X
CALIFORNIA:

X
COLORADO:
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CONNECTICUT:

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DELAWARE:
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DIST OF COLUMBIA:
X

FLORIDA:

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GEORGIA:

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HAWAII:

X
IDAHO:
X


ILLINOIS:

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INDIANA:
X

IOWA:
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KANSAS:
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KENTUCKY:

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LOUISIANA:

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MAINE:
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MARYLAND:
X

MASSACHUSETTS:
X

MICHIGAN:
X

MINNESOTA:

X
MISSISSIPPI:

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MISSOURI:

X
MONTANA:
X


NEBRASKA:
X


NEVADA:
X


NEW HAMPSHIRE:
X


NEW JERSEY:
X

NEW MEXICO:
X

NEW YORK:
X

NORTH CAROLINA:
X


NORTH DAKOTA:

X
OHIO:

X
OKLAHOMA:

X
OREGON:
X


PENNSYLVANIA:

X
RHODE ISLAND:
X

SOUTH CAROLINA:
X

SOUTH DAKOTA:
X


TENNESEE:
X


TEXAS:
X


UTAH:
X

VERMONT:
X

VIRGINIA:
X


WASHINGTON:
X

WEST VIRGINIA:

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WISCONSIN:
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WYOMING:
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1996 National Legal Research Group, Inc.


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