The Indiana Supreme Court will consider changes to child support guidelines. The guidelines are court rules which provide the measure for determining the child support obligation amount for each parent. Comments from the public about proposed changes will be accepted until August 11, 2015.
The Domestic Relations Committee of the Indiana Judicial Conference of Indiana already reviewed certain changes. It is now considering final revisions before making recommendations to the Indiana Supreme Court.
Specific information about the proposed changes can be found here. Generally, the proposed changes include revisions concerning the availability and cost of health insurance for children under the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), the change in the age of emancipation from 21 years to 19 years, and clarification of educational and extracurricular activity expenses.
There is a form online for submitting comments electronically or comments can be submitted in writing to the following address:
Director, Juvenile and Family Law
Indiana Judicial Center c/o the Domestic Relations Committee
30 South Meridian Street, Suite 900
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3564
The Domestic Relations Committee is made up of trial court judicial officers from across the state. Once comments are submitted to the Committee it will review the responses and prepare a final draft for submission to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will determine if the guidelines are approved.