In Stanton v. Abbey, the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, significantly changed Missouri child support law by holding that, in appropriate circumstances, a trial court may impute income to a custodial parent who stays at home to care for minor children rather than obtaining employment outside the home. This Note takes the position that Stanton was incorrectly decided. Stanton represents a dramatic departure from prior Missouri case law, and rests on a highly questionable interpretation of the relevant statutes and court rules.' This Note proposes an alternative solution to imputation of income to a custodial parent, in cases where that parent has remarried.

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