Hampshire Study Recommends Sweeping Changes
The latest review of NH child
support guidelines has recommended moving from the arbitrary,
fixed Percentage of Obligor to the Income Shares model
and a presumptive parenting time adjustment. (March,
by a Previous New Hampshire Commission to Study Child Support
and Related Child Custody Issues: Legal and Economic Background
and Rebuttal Strategies [PDF], December, 2004.
Scathing condemnation by a state legislative committee of
excessive child support awards and their negative public policy
outcomes. Applicable to any state.
Hampshire’s Child Support Guidelines: Legal and Economic
Background and Rebuttal Strategies [PDF],
May, 2004. By economist R. Mark Rogers.
A summary of the underlying economic study for New Hampshire's
child support guidelines and how the New Hampshire
guidelines conflict with it, overstating child costs.