Public comment invited on Indiana’s child support guidelines

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The Domestic Relations Committee of the Indiana Judicial Conference is soliciting public input concerning recommendations for changes to the state’s child support guidelines.

The committee will be holding a public hearing May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon to hear comments about possible amendments to the guidelines which are used by the judiciary in a variety of actions involving child support including dissolutions of marriage, paternity cases and Title IV-D proceedings. Judicial officers, attorneys, parents and other members of the public are invited to the hearing in the Supreme Court Courtroom on the third floor of the Indiana Statehouse. The hearing will also be webcast.

Anyone interested in speaking at the event or submitting comments is asked to visit the website at for guidelines and additional information. Written comments will be accepted until May 27, 2014, and can be submitted on the website or mailed to: Indiana Judicial Center; c/o Domestic Relations Committee; 30 S. Meridian St., Suite 900; Indianapolis, IN 46204-3564.

Recommendations from the committee will be submitted to the Indiana Supreme Court which has final authority over the guidelines.


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  1. What about the single mothers trying to protect their children from mentally abusive grandparents who hide who they truly are behind mounds and years of medication and have mentally abused their own children to the point of one being in jail and the other was on drugs. What about trying to keep those children from being subjected to the same abuse they were as a child? I can understand in the instance about the parent losing their right and the grandparent having raised the child previously! But not all circumstances grant this being OKAY! some of us parents are trying to protect our children and yes it is our God given right to make those decisions for our children as adults!! This is not just black and white and I will fight every ounce of this to get denied

  2. Mr Smith the theory of Christian persecution in Indiana has been run by the Indiana Supreme Court and soundly rejected there is no such thing according to those who rule over us. it is a thought crime to think otherwise.

  3. maybe if some of the socia workers would treat the foster parents better, they would continue to fostr.

  4. We have been asked to take in a 2 no old baby because mother is in very unstable situation. We want to do this but will need help with expenses such as medical and formula... Do we have to have custody thru court?

  5. Very troubling. A competent public defender is very much the right of every indigent person in the US or the Fifth amendment becomes meaningless. And considering more and more of us are becoming poorer and poorer under this "system," the need for this are greater than ever.... maybe they should study the Federals and see how they manage their program? And here's to thanking all the PD attorneys out there who do a good job.