Child Support Guideline Hearing

November 8, 2010 by  

If you pay – or receive – child support, take notice.  Your obligation may be changing dramatically.

Why?  The Supreme Court is considering changing the rules regarding how child support is configured in Arizona.

By law the Court, through the Child Support Review Committee, reviews the child support guidelines at least every four years.   This year the CSRC came very close to recommending a brand new system, called the Child Outcome-Based Support model or COBS.

The COBS model is a bold departure from current guidelines used in Arizona – the Shared Incomes model.   Also, COBS has not been implemented anywhere else in the United States.  Read what a group called Fathers and Families, opposing the change, says about COBS:  click here.

Here’s a link for information about the Child Support Guidelines Review Committee and their meetings.

For these reasons the House and Senate Human Services Committees are calling a joint hearing to give the public another opportunity to become informed about the proposed changes and weigh in.

The hearing is open to anyone.

Where?  The State Capitol – 1700 West Washington

When?    Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.  

See agenda: Joint Senate and House Child Support Guidelines Hearing  

Watch the hearing online by clicking here:  Live Proceedings – Hearing Room 109

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