Monday, April 04, 2005

Minnesota- Child Support "Income Shares" Model Considered

KAALtv.com - 6 News First Online

Excerpts:

Under the plan, Minnesota could move from basing support on a percentage of a non-custodial parent's income to a model that takes the income of both parents into account.

Republican Representative Steve Smith of Mound says existing child support guidelines are "unfair, outmoded and outdated."

But DFL Senator Linda Berglin of Minneapolis is now sponsoring an income-shares bill she says is less harmful than previous proposals. Her bill could lower payments of parents with one child but raise them for parents of multiple children.

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