MISSOURI CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF MISSOURI’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
Missouri’s child support laws have evolved over the last decade to ensure children’s financial well-being while considering parents’ circumstances.
2013: Child Support Guidelines Update
– Regular updates of child support guidelines to reflect economic realities.
2014: Efficient Payment Disbursement
– Implementation of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2015: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Emphasis on the overall well-being of the child in child support considerations.
2016: Income Verification Enhancements
– Introduction of improved income verification methods for accurate calculations.
2017: Strengthening Enforcement Measures
– Introduction of robust enforcement measures for consistent child support payments.
2018: Simplified Modification Procedures
– Simplification of child support modification procedures for parents’ convenience.
2019: Responsive to Changing Dynamics
– Consideration of changing family dynamics in child support calculations.
2020: Online Resources Accessibility
– Provision of online resources for parents to manage child support cases.
2021: Ongoing Guidelines Review
– Continuous review and updates of child support guidelines.
2022: Emphasis on Shared Parenting
– Promotion of shared parenting arrangements for fair support calculations.
Missouri’s child support regulations reflect its commitment to the well-being of children and parents, ensuring fair financial support and responsibilities.
Child support payments in Missouri are made twice a month, but the non-custodial parent is usually eligible for visitation rights.
The Missouri standard for child visitation is every other weekend, four to six weeks during the summer and alternating holidays.
The Missouri state authorities will garnish wages from the non-custodial parent to ensure proper and timely payments made to the custodial parent.
Medical insurance for the child is mandatory and if the parents cannot decide, the state will pick the parents with the better insurance plan and modify the support plan as necessary.
Child support is terminated at the age of 18 or whenever they finish high school. Child support may also terminate when the child works more than 15 hours a week. Non-custodial parents can be ordered to continue paying support if the child pursues higher education.
State authorities can also take actions to establish paternity and locate parents that are missing to ensure they pay the necessary support to the children. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact Missouri lawyers.