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Shelhammer v. Hodges

Shelhammer v. Hodges, 2016 MT 29 (Feb. 9, 2016) (Shea, J.) (5-0, aff’d)

Issue: Whether a parent’s military housing and subsistence allowances are part of the parent’s actual income when calculating child support obligations.

Short Answer: Yes.


Facts: Shelhammer and Hodges are the parents of AS. CSED ordered Shelhammer to pay Hodges $74/month child support in October 1999. In May 2014, Hodges filed a request for review, and CSED modified Shelhammer’s obligation to $743/month.…