Ouk v. Ouk: A review of the child support payments case Ouk v. Ouk that went through the Utah Court of Appeals on March 12, 2015.
By Laura Morgan, Family Law Consultant
Trial court was not required to deduct from former husband’s gross income, for purposes of calculating child support payments, the expenses former husband claimed in financial declaration submitted to court, including expenses for rent or mortgage payments, residence maintenance, food and household supplies, where declaration did not contain information about husband’s business expenses, and even assuming listed expenses were for legitimate business expenses, former husband did not demonstrate that they were necessary to allow his business to operate at a reasonable level.
Laura W. Morgan is the owner and operator at Family Law Consulting in Charlottesville, Virginia.Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website. www.