This form is designed to provide a sworn one-page summary of the obligor’s current income, assets and monthly debts, and information regarding other biological children [the form’s failure to include adopted children is a conceptual flaw] residing in the obligor’s home. It requires the obligor to providing supporting documentation of current income and encourages the obligor to provide corroborating documentation of monthly debts. The likely assumption is that family court judges will use this form to determine whether the obligor’s support delinquency is truly willful and determine how much of the arrearage should be paid immediately and how rapidly the remainder can be paid.
In Turner v. Rodgers, 131 S.Ct. 2507 (2011), the United States Supreme Court found South Carolina’s methods for support enforcement violated due process. Both before and afterTurner I have publicly criticized these methods. This new form is a small, but still insufficient, method of reducing these due process violations.