LOUISIANA CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF LOUISIANA’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
Louisiana’s commitment to ensuring the financial well-being of children is reflected in the changes made to its child support laws and regulations from 2013 to 2023.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Review
– Regular review of child support guidelines to maintain relevance.
2014: Income Verification Enhancements
– Implementation of enhanced income verification methods for accurate calculations.
2015: Simplified Modification Procedures
– Simplification of child support modification procedures for parents’ convenience.
2016: Efficient Payment Disbursement
– Implementation of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2017: Strengthening Enforcement Measures
– Introduction of stronger enforcement measures for consistent child support payments.
2018: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Emphasis on the well-being of the child beyond financial support.
2019: Remote Communication Costs
– Consideration of costs related to remote communication in child support calculations.
2020: Online Access to Resources
– Provision of online resources for parents to manage child support cases.
2021: Ongoing Guidelines Updates
– Continuous updates to child support guidelines to reflect changing circumstances.
2022: Responsive to Family Dynamics
– Alignment of child support regulations with changing family dynamics.
Louisiana’s child support regulations demonstrate its dedication to supporting children and families through well-designed guidelines and considerations.
Child support services in Louisiana are provided by the Department of Social Services, Office of Family Support.
Families can utilize services to determine guidelines for child suppose. Cases in Louisiana are divided into three categories, intake, collection, and parent location.
Intake is the category where there are no orders for child support or paternity is yet to be established. Collection, as the name implies are cases where the non-custodial parent is delinquent in the payment of child support and remedial actions must be taken.
Location cases will require the caseworker to use existing databases to track down the parent evading a child support obligation. Child support services in Louisiana are free for families on public assistance and $25 for all others.