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The most useful Child Support Assistant feature you're probably not using: the Index Window

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The most useful Child Support Assistant feature you're probably not using: the Index Window

If you're using The Child Support Assistant's features to their fullest, whether in Missouri mode or Kansas mode, you'll frequently use the ability to duplicate your Worksheet Window (up to eight times) to quickly create multiple scenarios for a given case, such as multiple possibilities for each party's income, using the "Custody to Petitioner / Custody to Respondent" tabs to create different scenarios for which parent pays support to the other, split (MO) or divided (KS) custody, and differing possibilities for calculating the Missouri Line 11 custody credit or the Kansas Parenting Time Adjustment. To keep track of all those scenarios,...

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2017 Update Changes: v8.01

Posted by Michael Cohan on

There is a new 2017 version posted on the Download Latest Version page.  It is numbered as Version 8.01.  There is a change to the way that the new low income calculation on (Missouri mode) Line 5 is calculated. I have been having some discussions with Judge Dennis Smith of St. Louis County Circuit Court, and we both think we did not interpret the new Line 5 directions correctly initially. Therefore, both The Form 14 Assistant and Judge Smith's PDF Form 14 have been changed to a new calculation method that we think is the correct interpretation of the new...

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2017 Version Now Available!

Posted by Michael Cohan on

The Child Support Assistant 2017 is now available for download! Your existing license key will continue to work with the new version, so update today. If you don't already have a license, download anyway and e-mail us for a free trial license. Our users love our software and you will too.  Click here to go to the download page. The Missouri side now features the new 2017 Form 14, mandatory for use as of July 1, 2017, and optional for use before that. The 2014 Form 14 is also still supported by the 2017 update. The Kansas side features an update...

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A note on Kansas Administrative Order 287 vs. A.O. 284

Posted by Michael Cohan on

Effective September 1, 2016, the Kansas Supreme Court replaced the prior Administrative Order 284 with a new A.O. 287, updating the Kansas Child Support Guidelines. However, the only change made was to correct a typographical error in the Equal Parenting Time Worksheet on page 90, in which the percentages shown on the EPT Worksheet did not match the percentages shown in the directions for calculating the Equal Parenting Time Formula.  No update to The Kansas Support Assistant is required, however, because our expert programmer/attorney/website designer/marketing person/chief bottle washer, when programming the changes to update the software to A.O. 284, noticed...

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Missouri Supreme Court updates Form 14! (edited on 11/30/16)

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NOTE: Some portions of this blog entry are outdated. Please click here for updated information regarding the 2017 Form 14 update. (7/13/17) On November 16, 2016, the Missouri Supreme Court entered its Order updating the Form 14. Click here to view the Order.  http://www.courts.mo.gov/sup/index.nsf/d45a7635d4bfdb8f8625662000632638/4c215c6bcd4ecb0a8625806e006c9169?OpenDocument We are hard at work on providing you with an update to The Form 14 Assistant as soon as possible. In fact, the update is finished, but we are awaiting a clarification from the Missouri Supreme Court on the proper interpretation of the new Line 5 directions. As soon as we receive it, the new 2017...

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