Missouri General Assembly HB111 became effective August 28, 2011, authorizing a court to award a parent a 50% adjustment to a presumed child support calculation in situations where the parents share joint physical child custody or have the child equal or substantially equal periods of time. However, the Missouri Supreme Court is required to make the appropriate rule changes to the Form 14 child support calculations. In simple terms, the new law change does not provide immediate relief to a parent seeking an adjustment to his or her child support. The full text of the truly agreed bill can be found at: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills111/billpdf/truly/HB0111T.PDF.

Scott Hamblin is a shareholder with Brydon Swearengen & England P.C. From his office inJefferson City,Missouri, Scott Hamblin routinely represents individuals in family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, modifications of judgments, paternity, child relocation issues, prenuptial agreement, adoptions and guardianships throughout mid-Missouri. For more information regarding your family law matter, please contact Scott Hamblin.