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Every four years, states are required to review their child support guidelines to ensure that the guidelines are providing appropriate support obligations and to analyze case data on the application of and deviations from the guidelines. Since 1997, the University of Maryland has been asked by the Maryland Child Support Enforcement Administration (CSEA) to conduct the case-level review portion of this quadrennial review. The reports listed here summarize our findings.

Reports are free of charge, and may be downloaded from this page.

Maryland Child Support Guidelines: 2011 - 2014 Case-Level Review (November 2016) Lauren Hall, Natalie Demyan, Letitia Passarella
 This report examines a random sample of IV-D child support orders established or modified between 2011 and 2014. Consistent with previous reviews, most (70.7%) order amounts were based on Marylandís child support guidelines. However, many of the orders that deviated from the guidelines-recommended amount did not list a reason for the deviation.

Maryland Child Support Guidelines: Case Level Review, 2007-2010 (November 2012) Lauren Hall, Hae Jung Kim, Letitia Logan Passarella, Catherine E. Born
 Federal law as well as Maryland law requires a quadrennial, case-level review of the application of quantitative child support guidelines when establishing or modifying support obligations. This report reviews a random sample of child support cases with orders established or modified in calendar years 2007 through 2010. Most order amounts (70.3%) were based on the child support guidelines-recommended amount.

Child Support Guidelines: Case-Level Review
(November 2008) Correne Saunders, Danielle Young, Pamela Caudill Ovwigho, Catherine E. Born
 According to federal law and regulations, states must use a standardized approach to establish child support order amounts and review their approach or guidelines at least every four years. Todayís report presents findings obtained from review of a random sample of Maryland child support cases in which support orders were established or modified in calendar years 2002 - 2006.

Maryland Child Support Guidelines: Case-Level Review
(November 2004) Pamela Caudill Ovwigho, Catherine E. Born, Correne Saunders
  Maryland's child support case-level guidelines review for the period 1999-2001.

Maryland Child Support Guidelines: Case-Level Report
(December 2000) Welfare and Child Support Research & Training Group
  Maryland's child support case-level guidelines review for the period 1996-1998.

Maryland Child Support Guidelines: Review of Case-Level Data
(December 1996) Dyrenda Vallair, Catherine E. Born
  Maryland's child support case-level guidelines review for the period 1993-1995.







   
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