Monday, 9/24/201, 2:45 - 4:15 p.m.
"MY TWO DADS"
Mark Ponsolle—Assistant County Attorney and Human
Services Director, Ramsey County
Melissa Rossow—Assistant County Attorney and Assistant
Human Services Director, Ramsey County
has become an increasing issue for most states as the
ability to have basic genetic testing simply requires a
trip to your local pharmacy. State legislatures have
enacted, or are considering enacting, legislation that
allows a man to challenge his adjudication of paternity
by presenting genetic evidence excluding him as the
biological father. Even in the absence of legislation,
some courts have used judicial rules and procedures to
disestablish paternity. The rapid growth of this issue
has raised concerns about the impact of paternity
disestablishment on the IV-D program, the program’s
requirements, and the availability of federal funding
for state IV-D program expenditures. Come hear a survey
about the laws relating to adjudications and
disestablishments, legal conflicts between genetics and
voluntary acknowledgments or adjudications, problems
caused by the marital presumption, and the Federal
Office perspective on disestablishment. Audience members
will have an opportunity to ask questions and discuss
their own concerns.
Intended Audience: Attorneys, Child Support Staff,
Tuesday, 9/25/2012, 1:15
- 2:45 p.m.
"ORDER MODIFICATION GRANT PROJECT: PAST, PRESENT, AND
Lisa Lazaretti—Project Manager, DHS/CSED
Cindy Steinberg—SHLIF Coordinator, DHS/CSED
Deb Kreger—Trainer, DHS/CSED
Four years ago, the
Order Modification Grant (OMG) Project set out to
streamline the process for the review and modification
of child support orders. In the coming months, the OMG
Project will roll out its final set of
deliverables. This session will summarize the past, fill
you in on the present, and highlight the future
improvements for the process to review and
modify child support orders.
Wednesday, 9/26/2012, 10:30
a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
"LEGISLATIVE AND CASE LAW UPDATE"
Mark J. Ponsolle—Assistant County Attorney and Director
of Human Services, Ramsey County of Human Services
Patrick Hest—Assistant County Attorney, Ramsey County
This annual session will
discuss the new changes resulting from the 2012
legislative session that affect family law as well as
some bills that did not
pass but may be back in the 2013 legislation. There will
be an update as to the "state of child support" today
and what issues we can anticipate for
the future. Key state appellate decisions from October
2011 through August 2012 will be discussed relating to
child support, parentage, civil
contempt, civil non-support, UIFSA, judgments, and civil
procedure (both published and unpublished cases). The
audience will have a chance to
participate in the presentation with questions and
suggestions for future legislation and litigation.
Intended Audience: Attorneys, Magistrates, Supervisors,
Child Support Staff