The Family Court Committee of the Supreme Court of Missouri has been directed to conduct a review of the child support guidelines, including an examination of the assumptions, information and methodology that provide the basis for the current guidelines. The committee would appreciate comment from the public and members of the Missouri Bar.

Comments can be provided to the committee through testimony at a public hearing at 1 p.m. Friday, March 4 in Courtroom S01 at the St. Louis County Courts Building, 105 S. Central Avenue in Clayton.

Other hearings in March are scheduled for Independence, Springfield, Columbia and Benton.

Comments will need to be limited to the guidelines and the determination of child support. The committee cannot consider revisions to current state laws or issues related to the child support collection process, or enforcement or modification of child support orders, as these are outside the committee's authority and scope.

Any individual who wishes to testify and is in need of special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Rick Morrisey at 573-526-8825.

Written comments may be sent via postal mail to: Child Support Comments, c/o Office of State Courts Administrator, P.O. Box 104480, Jefferson City, MO 65110.

Comments also may be sent via e-mail to: childsupportcomments@courts.mo.gov

All comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 1.

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