NEW HAMPSHIRE CHILD SUPPORT LAWS & REGULATIONS UPDATE 2023
A DECADE OF CHANGE: AN OVERVIEW OF NEW HAMPSHIRE’S CHILD SUPPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS TIMELINE (2013-2023)
New Hampshire’s child support laws have evolved over the past 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: Holistic Child Well-being Focus
– Emphasis on the overall well-being of the child in child support considerations.
2015: Efficient Payment Disbursement
– Implementation of efficient methods for disbursement of child support payments.
2016: Strengthening Enforcement Measures
– Introduction of robust enforcement measures for consistent child support payments.
2017: Income Verification Enhancements
– Introduction of improved income verification methods for accurate calculations.
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: Shared Parenting Support
– Promotion of shared parenting arrangements for fair support calculations.
New Hampshire’s child support regulations reflect its commitment to children’s well-being and parents’ responsibilities, ensuring a balanced approach to support calculations.
The Division of Child Support Services under the Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for child support in New Hampshire.
The main office is located in Concord, New Hampshire, and can be reached at 603-271-4745.
Among the services provided, there are mediation services for the parents to help determine visitation rights and support issues. Additionally, there is workplace assistance available for non-custodial parents that must maintain payments to the custodial parent.
A non-custodial parent is obligated to pay 25% of gross income to the custodial parents, up to 45% for 4 or more children. There are other financial obligations that will be considered and the final decision will be made by a judge.
These decisions can be reviewed every three years or when there is a change in the financial status of either parent. Payments can be made through income withholding, as well as mailing directly to the child support regional processing center.