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While there is no mathematical formula for determining what constitutes a significant change in circumstances, a decrease in income may warrant closer review

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September 24, 2014 at 5:43 am

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Alimony and support orders define only the present obligations of the former spouses, which duties are always subject to review and modification on a showing of changed circumstances

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September 5, 2014 at 6:13 am

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The allocation of college costs is predicated, as a threshold matter, on a finding that parents are financially capable

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August 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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For purposes of calculating alimony and child support awards, a trial court may impute income to one or both spouses

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August 12, 2014 at 8:25 am

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The essential inquiry in an emancipation case is whether the child has moved beyond the sphere of influence and responsibility exercised by a parent and obtains an independent status of his or her own

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August 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

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A court order obligating a parent to pay college expenses should be treated as a domestic support obligation under federal law

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August 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

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Child support calculations for unemancipated college students who live on-campus, or away from the custodial parent’s home

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July 14, 2014 at 12:30 pm

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An individual’s support obligations can be suspended as a result of the individual’s incarceration

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July 11, 2014 at 12:32 pm

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Marital fault is an irrelevant consideration in fixing child support

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July 2, 2014 at 3:29 pm

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The party seeking modification has the burden of showing such changed circumstances as would warrant relief from the support or maintenance provisions involved

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July 2, 2014 at 8:53 am

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