Missouri Case Law Development: Child's Conduct Is Not Relevant To Child Support Award

Trial Court erred in failing to follow two-step procedure for determining Child support. Child's SSI from Father's disability does not constitute income to Father or credit for Mother. Evidence did not support imputation of income to Father. Child's conduct toward Mother does not support a reduction in Mother's obligation to Child, absent evidence of interference in their relationship.
Mark W. Gerlach, Appellant, v. Linda A. (Gerlach) Adair, Respondent. Missouri Court of Appeals Western District