SD Panel Looking At Changes To Child-Support Laws
by Associated Press
May 31, 2012 8:07 AM
A state panel will conduct public hearings this summer to gather input on possible changes to South Dakota's child-support guidelines and related laws.
The Governor's Commission on Child Support is required to review child-support guidelines every four years. Those guidelines are used to determine child-support payments for children whose parents are divorced, separated or not married.
The commission can recommend changes that reflect adjustments in the cost of raising children, the establishment of paternity and other issues. The panel will submit its recommendations to Gov. Dennis Daugaard by the end of the year so the issues can be considered by next year's state Legislature.
The first meeting is set for June 11 in Pierre. Other meetings will be held later in Rapid City and Sioux Falls.