(1) The mathematics pertaining to the child support guideline chart.
(2) The actual costs of supporting a child.
(3) Whether it is appropriate to calculate child support guideline amounts based primarily upon
the parents' financial abilities.
(4) Equality of child support awards for the children of the parties.
(5) A mechanism that may be employed to modify the amount of support to be paid due to a
change in financial circumstances or a change in the number of children being supported by
(6) The age of a child to the extent that the child may require different amounts of support at
(7) Clarification regarding under what circumstances, if any, support may be abated.
(8) A mechanism that may be employed to ensure that the guidelines are applied flexibly.
(9) The application of the guidelines to a split custody situation.
(10) Whether it is appropriate to base child support guidelines upon the premise that the child
should enjoy the same standard of living that the child would have enjoyed had the family
The committee was also assigned to study issues concerning child custody, visitation, and age of emancipation (SCR 51)