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Subject: Rule 88 - Rules of Civil Procedure - Rules Relating to Special Actions - Dissolutions Legal Separation and Child Support Publication / Adopted Date:October 2, 1989
Topic:Presumed Child Support AmountRevised / Effective Date:January 1, 2002

88.01. Presumed Child Support Amount

(a) When determining the correct amount of child support, a court or administrative agency shall consider all relevant factors, including all relevant statutory factors.

(b) There is a rebuttable presumption that the amount of child support calculated pursuant to Civil Procedure Form No. 14 is the correct amount of child support to be awarded in any judicial or administrative proceeding. Unless a request is filed pursuant to Rule 73.01(c), a written finding or a specific finding on the record by the court or administrative agency that the child support amount under a correctly calculated Form No. 14, after consideration of all relevant factors, is unjust or inappropriate shall be sufficient in a particular case to rebut the presumption that the amount of child support so calculated is correct.

Source: Section 452.340, RSMo.

(Adopted Oct. 2, 1989, eff. April 1, 1990. Amended Dec. 19, 1997, eff. July 1, 1998; June 25, 2001, eff. Jan. 1, 2002.)