Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Child Support Case of Interest
The Mississippi Court of Appeals decided Burnham v. Burnham yesterday located here. The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court order Mr. Burnham to pay $600.00 per month in child support. The main issue in the case was that the chancellor made what appears to be no findings on the record to deviate from the statutory amount of child support. Mr. Burnham apparently had some farm income but the record showed no finding on the record of what amount this was nor a finding on the record to imput income to Mr. Burnham. The main idea to take away from the decision is that an on the record finding is necessary for a deviation from the child support guidelines.