child support officer


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child support officer

an official who makes a maintenance assessment in applications for child support. In certain simple cases the officer may determine the paternity of the child, although the officer may have to apply to the court in the usual way in more difficult cases.
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Although we answer the inquiry in the affirmative, the committee cautions that the crux of our opinions is that the part-time child support officers should not practice in any area which might reasonably be expected to overlap with the family law area as specifically noted by this committee in JEAC Opinion 00-32.

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