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Child Support Guidelines Review

Rule 32(G), Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration, provides that at least once every four years, the child-support guidelines and the schedule of basic child-support obligations be reviewed to ensure that their application results in appropriate child-support determinations. The Advisory Committee on Child-Support Guidelines and Enforcement, appointed by the Supreme Court of Alabama (the members of which are listed in the link below), is tasked with this review. The current Guidelines were revised effective May 1, 2022 for cases filed on or after May 1, 2022. The date of the next quadrennial review ends on November 17, 2025.

Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement Roster

The following are documents reflecting the review of Alabama's Child-Support Guidelines between 2004 and the current year.

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Proposed Notary Language Change - Form CS-41
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (6/23/2023)
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Non-parent Custodian Income and Child Support Calculation
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., Submitted by Judge Terry Moore
Agenda – 10/13/2023 Committee Meeting
Notice of 10/13/2023 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Webinar Agenda (5/19/2023)
Agenda – 6/23/2023 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (3/24/2023)
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Non-parent Custodian Income and Child Support Calculation
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., Submitted by Judge Terry Moore – Revised Recommendation of the Subcommittee
Notice of 6/23/2023 Committee Meeting
Agenda – 3/24/2023 Committee Meeting
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., Submitted by Judge Terry Moore – Revised Recommendation of the Subcommittee
Caselaw, Statutes, and Other Information from Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., Submitted by Judge Terry Moore
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (2/10/2023)
Center for Policy Research Memorandum – Should Grandparent Income Be Excluded in Non-Parent Custodian Cases?
Copies of Alabama Statute and Caselaw – Nonparent Custodian Income Issue
Center for Policy Research Memorandum – Treatment of Auto Insurance for Children
Written Public Comment for 3/24/2023 Committee Meeting
Amendments of Child-Support Guidelines Rule Effective June 1, 2023
Notice of 3/24/2023 Committee Meeting
DHR Child Care Program Handout
Dependency/Child Support Provision/Cases
Agenda – 2/10/2023 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (11/4/2022)
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., Re: Proposed Changes Submitted by Judge Terry Moore
Proposed Committee Comments to Amendment to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., Re: Proposed Changes Submitted by Judge Terry Moore
Center for Policy Research Memorandum – Calculation of Support in Non-Parent Custodian Cases
Written Public Comment for 2/10/2023 Committee Meeting
Notice of 2/10/2023 Committee Meeting
Agenda – 11/4/2022 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (10/7/2022)
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., re: Shared Custody
Proposed Committee Comments to Amendment to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin. re: Proposed Changes - Shared Custody
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., Submitted by Judge Terry Moore
Proposed Committee Comments to Amendment to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin. re: Proposed Changes Submitted by Judge Terry Moore
2021 Alabama Child Care Market Rate Survey Final Report
Children’s Bureau – OCSE Joint Letter on Updated Child Support Referral Policy
Notice of 11/4/2022 Committee Meeting
Proposed CS-42S Worksheet (PDF format)
Proposed CS-42S Worksheet (PDF from Excel format)
Latest Draft – Shared 50% Physical Custody Adjustment
Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., with Shared 50% Physical Custody Adjustment and Other Changes
Agenda – 10/7/2022 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (8/26/2022)
Memorandum on Recommendation of the Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32 as Proposed by Judge Terry Moore
Shared 50% Physical Custody Adjustment Proposal – Suggested Changes by Alabama AOC Staff
Center for Policy Research Memorandum – Breakdown of Child-Rearing Expenditures by Expenditure Category
Notice of 10/7/2022 Committee Meeting
Draft Excel File - Offset and Cross-Credit Calculations in the Form CS-42 Child-Support Guidelines Worksheet
Agenda – 8/26/2022 Committee Meeting
Letter from Michael B. Powell to Committee
Draft Language on Equal Physical Custody Adjustment [EPCA] – 8/19/2022
Draft Language on Shared 50% Physical Custody Adjustment [SPCA] – 8/19/2022 [As Amended by Penny Davis]
Center for Policy Research Memorandum – Case Examples Comparing Outcomes Under Shared-Parenting Adjustments
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (5/20/2022)
Notice of 8/26/2022 Committee Meeting
Shared Custody Proposal
Center for Policy Research Memorandum - Parenting Time Adjustments
Agenda – 5/20/2022 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (2/11/2022)
Notice of 5/20/2022 Committee Meeting
Notice of Postponement of 4/8/2022 Committee Meeting
Family Law Quarterly Article on the Relationship Between Child Support and Parenting Time (Posted with Permission of Co-Author Jane Venohr, Ph.D.)
Agenda – 2/11/2022 Committee Meeting
Memorandum Dated September 14, 2020, from Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin., Submitted by Judge Terry Moore
CPR Memorandum - “Parenting Time Adjustments”
Amendments of Rule 32, Child-Support Guidelines, Child-Support Schedule, and Child-Support Worksheet – Effective May 1, 2022
Notice of 2/11/2022 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (11/12/2021)
Memorandum from Professor Penny Davis, Chairman, to the Honorable Julia Weller, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Alabama – Recommendations for Child Support Guidelines and Schedule Update
Appendix A – Proposed updated Schedule
Appendix B – Proposed amendments to Rule 32, Ala. R. Jud. Admin.
Appendix C – Proposed amended Worksheet
Appendix D – Proposed Committee Comments to the Amendments
Appendix E – Entire Rule 32, Ala. Ru. Jud. Admin., and Comments with redlines proposed changes
Proposed Memorandum from Professor Penny Davis to Ms. Julia Weller, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Alabama with Recommendations (Redlined)
Proposed Amendments of Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration (Redlined)
Proposed Comment to Amendments of Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration (Redlined)
Proposed Amendments and Comment Shown in Full Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration (Redlined)
Agenda – 11/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Proposed Memorandum from Professor Penny Davis to Ms. Julia Weller, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Alabama with Recommendations
Proposed Amendments of Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Proposed Comment to Amendments of Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Proposed Revised Form CS-42, Child Support Guidelines Worksheet (PDF version)
Proposed Revised Form CS-42, Child Support Guidelines Worksheet (Excel version)
Proposed Revised Child Support Schedule
Proposed Amendments and Comment Shown in Full Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (10/21/2021)
IRS Form 8332
EITC Eligibility Checklist
Proposed Revised Form CS-42, Child Support Guidelines Worksheet (PDF version)(REVISED 11/8/2021)
Proposed Revised Form CS-42, Child Support Guidelines Worksheet (Excel version)(REVISED 11/8/2021)
Notice of 11/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Possible Rule Changes Due to Change in Guidelines
Agenda – 10/21/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (10/1/2021)
Proposed Memorandum from Professor Penny Davis to Ms. Julia Weller, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Alabama with Recommendations
Proposed Amendments of Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Proposed Comment to Amendments of Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Proposed Revised Child Support Schedule
Proposed Revised Form CS-42, Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Notice of 10/21/2021 Committee Meeting
Agenda – 10/1/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (8/12/2021)
Memorandum from Subcommittee on Child Support Guidelines and Schedule Update with Recommendations;
Further Proposed Amendment of Rule 32(C)(5), Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
CPR memorandum - “Treatment of child care expenses in other states"
Notice of 10/1/2021 Committee Meeting
Supreme Court of Alabama Order Authorizing Committee Meetings Through 3/31/2022 To Be Conducted By Videoconference
Agenda – 8/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (6/11/2021)
Center for Policy Research Memorandum - “Parent A/Parent B terms, Worksheet with Self-Support, and Updated Schedule.”
Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement Membership Roster
Notice of 8/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Agenda – 6/11/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (5/21/2021)
Center for Policy Research Memorandum - “Follow-Up to May 2021 meeting: Self-support reserve (SSR) in worksheet”
Notice of 6/11/2021 Committee Meeting
Draft Worksheets for 5/21/2021 Meeting
Agenda – 5/21/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (4/23/2021)
Center for Policy Research Memorandum - “Follow-Up to April 2021 Meeting: SSR in worksheet & Temporary Child Tax Credit”
Notice of 5/21/2021 Committee Meeting
Agenda – 4/23/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (3/12/2021)
Center for Policy Research Memorandum #1 – “Follow-up to March meeting on phase-out of SSR, high incomes, and arrears
Center for Policy Research Memorandum #2 – “Follow-up to March meeting on phase-out of SSR, high incomes, and arrears
Notice of 4/23/2021 Committee Meeting
Rule 32 – 3/12/2021 Meeting Letter
Agenda – 3/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (2/12/2021);
Center for Policy Research Memorandum - “Additional Information About Components of a Self-Support Reserve Adjustment”
Public Written Comment for 3/12/2021 Committee Meeting.
Notice of 3/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Public Written Letter for 2/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Agenda – 2/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (1/7/2021)
Center for Policy Research Memorandum - “Comparison of Federal Requirements of State Guidelines and Guidelines Reviews and Alabama Provisions”
Draft Family Law Quarterly Article - “The Relationship Between Child Support and Parenting Time”
Public Written Comment for 2/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Notice of 2/12/2021 Committee Meeting
Public Written Comment for 1/7/2021 Committee Meeting
Agenda – 1/7/2021 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (11/5/2020)
Child-Support Guidelines Worksheet (For Parenting Time Adjustment in Letter and Chart Submitted by Ms. Heather French)
Center for Policy Research Memorandum – Adjusting for Alabama Prices/Increases
Center for Policy Research Memorandum – Providing a Self-Support Reserve
Supreme Court of Alabama Order Authorizing Committee Meetings Through 9/30/2021 To Be Conducted by Videoconference
Notice of 1/7/2021 Committee Meeting
Public Written Comment from 11/5/2020 Committee Meeting
Public Written Chart from 11/5/2020 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (10/8/2020)
Agenda – 11/5/2020 Committee Meeting
Center for Policy Research – Questions for the Committee
Zero Order Language Subcommittee – Proposed Amendment of Rule 32
Zero Order Language Subcommittee – Illinois Statute
Zero Order Language Subcommittee – 45 CFR Part 302
Notice of 11/5/2020 Committee Meeting
Center for Policy Research - State Comparison Chart
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (9/17/2020)
Public Written Comment for 10/8/2020 Committee Meeting
Center for Policy Research - Final Report on Updating the Child Support Schedule
Agenda – 10/8/2020 Committee Meeting
Proposed Federal Rule - Optional Exceptions to Prohibition Against Treating Incarceration as Voluntary Unemployment
Notice of 10/8/2020 Committee Meeting
Center for Policy Research – Report on Updating the Child Support Schedule
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (8/6/2020)
Agenda – 9/17/2020 Committee Meeting
Memorandum on Recommendation of the Subcommittee on Proposed Changes to Rule 32 as Proposed by Judge Terry Moore
Center for Policy Research – Preliminary Findings from the Analysis of Case File Data and Labor Market Data
Center for Policy Research – Executive Summary and Recommended Next Steps
Notice of 9/17/2020 Committee Meeting
Public Comment for 8/6/2020 Meeting
Supreme Court of Alabama Order Authorizing Committee Meetings by Videoconference
Agenda – 8/6/2020 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (6/4/2020)
Proposal – Judge Terry Moore, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
Center for Policy Research – PowerPoint on Updating Child Support Guidelines Schedule
Notice of 8/6/2020 Meeting
Supreme Court of Alabama Order Authorizing 6/4/2020 Committee Meeting By Videoconference
Center for Policy Research Proposal – Part 1
Center for Policy Research Proposal – Part 2
Center for Policy Research Proposal – Part 3
Shared Custody Research Report – Part 1
Shared Custody Research Report – Part 2
Shared Custody Research Report – Part 3
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (4/30/2020)
Rogers Economics, Inc. Proposal to Update Schedule – Part 1
Rogers Economics, Inc. Proposal to Update Schedule – Part 2
Rogers Economics, Inc. Proposal to Update Schedule – Part 3
Agenda - 6/4/2020 Committee Meeting
Discussion of Existing Adjustments to Child Support Calculations
Notice of 6/4/2020 Meeting
Supreme Court of Alabama Order Authorizing 4/30/2020 Committee Meeting By Videoconference
Supplemental Notice of 4/30/2020 Meeting
Rule 32 2020 Review
Proposed Request for Proposal to Update Child Support Schedule
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (8/17/2018)
Notice of 4/30/2020 Meeting
Agenda - 4/30/2020 Committee Meeting
Amendments of Rule 32, Child Support Guidelines, and Forms – Effective July 1, 2019
Amendment of Rule 32 – Deviation from Guidelines for Child-Care Costs – Effective: January 1, 2019
Proposal for Education Expenses Re: Child Care
Agenda – 8/17/2018 Committee Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (12/15/2017)
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement – Explanation of Child Support Guidelines Changes
Strike-Out Version of Child Support Guidelines Changes
45 C.F.R. 303.8 – Review and Adjustment of Child Support Orders
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources – Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources – Form CS-41
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources – Form CS-42
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources – Form CS-43
Notice of 8/17/2018 Meeting
Adoption of Comment to Rule 32(B)(9), Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration – Effective: June 1, 2018
Amendment of Rule 32 - Credit for Third-Party Payment to Child - Effective: June 1, 2018
Memorandum from Standing Committee on Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Current Version – Form CS-47, Child Support Information Sheet
Compliance Date Example
Agenda - 12/15/2017 Committee Meeting
Notice of 12/15/2017 Meeting
Proposed Changes to Form CS-47 – Child Support Information Sheet
Proposed Changes to Child Support Guidelines Rule and Comments from Previous Meetings
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement – Explanation of Child Support Guidelines Changes
Strike-Out Version of Child Support Guidelines Changes
45 C.F.R. Section 303.8 – Review and Adjustment of Child Support Orders
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources – Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration, and Forms
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (5/12/2017)
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources - Rule 32, Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources – Form CS-41
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources – Form CS-42
Proposed Changes by the Alabama Department of Human Resources – Form CS-43
Proposed Comment to Rule 32 - Joint Custody
Credit for Third Party Payment
Education Expenses Proposal
Court of Civil Appeals Case re: Rule 32(B)(8) Defining Child Care Costs
Joint Custody Proposal – Option #1
Joint Custody Proposal – Option #2
Income Withholding Information – Addendum
Revised Agenda – 5/12/2017 Committee Meeting
Income Withholding Information
Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement - Explanation of Child Support Guidelines Changes
Strike-Out Version of Child Support Guidelines Changes
45 C.F.R. Section 303.8 - Review and Adjustment of Child Support Orders
Notice of 5/12/2017 Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Transcript (12/1/2016)
Current Rule 32 Child Support Guidelines
Arizona Joint Physical Custody Child Support Calculations
Child-Rearing Expenditure Data
Agenda – 12/1-2/2016 Committee Meeting
Child Support Forms for 12/1-2/2016 Committee Meeting
Credit for Third Party Payment to Child – Draft 1
Credit for Third Party Payment to Child – Draft 2
Court of Civil Appeals case re: Rule 32(B)(8) Defining Child-Care Costs
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Transcript
Notice of 12/1/2016 Meeting
Alabama Economic Report on Alternative Child Support Cost Schedules and Related Issues, 2016 (R. Mark Rogers, Rogers Economics, Inc.)
Questions on R. Mark Rogers’ Economic Report
Additional Response from Survey of Judges and Attorneys – Child Support and Joint Physical Custody
Agenda - August 26, 2016 Meeting
Child Support Cases
Credit for Third Party Payment to Child
R. Mark Rogers’ Powerpoint Presentation – August 26, 2016 Meeting
Responses to Survey of Judges and Attorneys – Child Support and Joint Physical Custody
Georgia Online Child Support Calculator
Legislative Update – Penny Davis
Day Care Rates
Memorandum from Alabama Law Institute re: State Provisions in Child Support Guidelines Concerning Joint Custody Cases
Appendix – Joint Custody Child Support Chart
State of Virginia Child Support Guidelines Worksheet – Shared Custody
Alabama Economic Report, Attachment A, Alternative Child Cost Tables, 2016 (R. Mark Rogers, Rogers Economics, Inc.
Alabama Economic Report, Attachment B, Alternative Child Cost Tables, Differences from Current Rule 32, 2016 (R. Mark Rogers, Rogers Economics, Inc.)
Medical Support Regulation, 45 C.F.R. § 303.31 (Jennifer Bush, Esq., Alabama Department of Human Resources)
Medical Support Regulation, 45 C.F.R. § 302.56 (Jennifer Bush, Esq., Alabama Department of Human Resources)
Notice of 8/26/2016 Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Transcript
Child Support Guidelines Social Security Disability Addendum 1
Child Support Guidelines Social Security Disability Addendum 2
Child Support Guidelines Social Security Disability Addendum 3
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Agenda
Alabama Judicial Building Map
Social Security Offset in Child Support Memo
Rogers Economics Proposal
Alabama Access to Justice Commission Update on Child Support Resources
Child Support Guidelines Rule 32 Suggestions
Child Support Guidelines Family Law Quarterly
Notice of 3/3/2016 Meeting
Notice of 12/15/2014 Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Agenda
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Transcript
Notice of 7/25/2014 Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Agenda
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Transcript
Notice of 12/13/2013 Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Meeting Transcript
Child Support Guidelines Committee Meeting Agenda
Notice of 8/2/2013 Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Meeting Transcript
Child Support Guidelines Committee Meeting Agenda
Notice of 2/7/2013 Meeting
CS-42 Form Examples
Proposed CS-43 Form
Proposed CS-42 Form
Proposed CS-41 Form
Proposed Schedule
Proposed Rule 32
Memorandum Regarding Materials to Supreme Court (9/9/2008)
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (8/19/2008)
Child Support Guidelines Meeting Transcript (6/13/2008)
Memorandum Regarding Materials
Final Agenda for 8/19/2008 Meeting
State DHR Health Insurance Chart
Proposal - Effect of Adoption of New Schedule on Modifications
Proposal - Review of Guidelines Every 4 Years by ADC
Tentative Agenda for 8/19/2008 Meeting
Notice of 8/19/2008 Meeting
Notice of 6/13/2008 Meeting
Memorandum Regarding Materials (6/4/08)
Center for Policy Research - Credit for Other Children
Center for Policy Research - Credit for Other Children (6/3/08)
Proposed Revision of Rule 32(G)
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (5/16/08)
Tentative Agenda for 6/13/2008
Notice of 5/16/2008 Meeting
Tentative Agenda for 5/16/2008
Center for Policy Research - Proposed Guidelines Schedule(Revised 1/22/2008)
Center for Policy Research - Credit for Other Children (Revised 1/10/2008)
Center for Policy Research - Health Insurance (Revised 1/10/2008)
Center for Policy Research - Medical Child Support Requirements (Revised 1/10/2008)
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (9/21/2007)
Federal Court Order - Blackston and Barber v. State of Alabama, et al.
Child Support Guidelines Committee Transcript (9/21/2007)
Notice of 9/21/2007 Meeting
Center for Policy Research - Proposed Guidelines Schedule (Attachment 1)
Center for Policy Research - Credit for Other Children (Attachment 2)
Center for Policy Research - Health Insurance (Attachment 3)
Center for Policy Research - Medical Child Support Requirements (Attachment 4)
Materials for Consideration at 9/21/07 Meeting
Child Support Guidelines Committee Meeting
Memo for Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement
Child Support Advisory Committee Ballot
Expenditures on Children by Families, 2005
Child Support Guidelines Committee Meeting
Follow-up to 31 March 06
Agenda for 31 March 06 - 1
Agenda for 31 March 06 - 2
HEALTH INSURANCE PROPOSAL
Alabama, Rogers Final, 31 March 06
Roger's CV
AL Rogers presentation 31 Mar 06
Cover Letter by Rogers
Al Guidelines March 2006
Recommendations and Agenda Items
Expenditures on Children by Families, 2004
Federal Intent
Estimates of Expenditures on Children and Child Support Guidelines
State of Alabama Rate Chart for October 1, 2005
Recommendations by Committee at April 22 2005, Meeting
Written Transcript of April 22, 2005, Committee Meeting
Written Transcript of March 12, 2004, Committee Meeting
Written Transcript of March 11, 2004, Public Hearing
PSI Report