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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)

Posted by Michael Cohan on

NOTE: Some portions of this blog entry are outdated.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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Family Law Conference coming soon!

Posted by Michael Cohan on

Just a reminder: We will be exhibiting at the Missouri Bar Family Law Conference in Branson on August 4th and 5th, 2016. Come see us and check out the latest updates to The Child Support Assistant 2016. Don't forget: Version 7.1 is now available for download. If you haven't done so already, update today.

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