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Child Support Guidelines Review Committee

Federal law requires all states to review their child support guidelines every four years to ensure that application of the guidelines results in appropriate child support award amounts. These are the members of the 2016 committee.

Committee Members
Honorable Anurahda Vaitheswaran, Court of Appeals, Des Moines, co-chair
Steven H. Lytle, Attorney, Des Moines, co-chair
Honorable Eliza J. Ovorm, Fifth Judicial District, Des Moines
Honorable Thomas A. Bitter, First Judicial District, Dubuque
Eric Borseth, Attorney, Altoona
Chief Justice Susan Christensen, Iowa Supreme Court, Harlan
Jill M. Davis, Attorney, Spencer
Patricia R. Hemphill, Assistant Attorney General, Des Moines
Kevin E. Kaufman, Assistant Attorney General, Davenport
Honorable Chad A. Kepros, Sixth Judicial District, Iowa City
Thomas W. Langlas, Attorney, Waterloo
Evelyn Ocheltree, Attorney, Legal Aid, Mason City
Dennis R. Ringgenberg, Attorney, Sioux City
DeShawne Bird Sell, Attorney, Glenwood
Alison Werner Smith, Attorney, Des Moines
Marlis J. Robberts, Attorney, Burlington

Probate Procedures and Forms

Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Probate Procedures and Forms 

This committee studies Iowa's rules of probate procedure, recommends new rules and practices, and develops forms and instructions to be used by self-represented individuals in probate cases. 

Committee Members Term Ends
Ann McCrea, North Liberty, co-chair 9/30/2021
Honorable Kathleen Kilnoski, Council Bluffs 9/30/2021
Leisa Imboden, Guthrie Center 9/30/2021
Honorable Steve Andreasen 9/30/2021
Honorable Stuart Werling, Davenport  9/30/2021
Honorable Mary Chicchelly, Cedar Rapids 9/30/2022
Johnna Ihns-Sutton, Dubuque 9/30/2022
Breanna Young, Earlham 9/30/2022
Elaine Gray, Ft. Madison 9/30/2022

Rules of Civil Procedure

This committee reviews and recommends changes to the Iowa Rules of Civil Procedure.

Committee Members Term Ends
Honorable Kellyann Lekar, co-chair 9/30/2021
Tim Bottaro, Sioux City, co-chair 9/30/2020
Jacob Bylund, Des Moines 9/30/2021
Bethany Currie, Marshalltown 9/30/2022
Kelsey Marquard, Davenport 9/30/2022
Greg Lederer, Cedar Rapids 9/30/2020
Honorable Marlita Greve, Davenport 9/30/2020
Donna Miller, Des Moines 9/30/2020
John Fatino, Des Moines 9/30/2021
Paul Burns, Iowa City 9/30/2020
Heather Carlson, Davenport 9/30/2020

Rules of Criminal Procedure

This committee reviews and recommends changes to the Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Committee Members Term Ends
Aaron Hawbaker, Des Moines, co-chair 9/30/2021
Honorable Myron Gookin, Fairfield, co-chair 9/30/2020
Honorable Thomas Bitter, Dubuque 9/30/2020
Honorable DeDra Schroeder, Osage 9/30/2021
Honorable Linda Fangman, Waterloo 9/30/2020
Jaki Livingston, Des Moines 9/30/2021
Darin Raymond, LeMars 9/30/2022
Gerald Feuerhelm, Des Moines 9/30/2022
Meghan Corbin, Davenport 9/30/2022
Alfred Willett, Cedar Rapids 9/30/2022
Amy Christen, Burlington 9/30/2021
Aaron Rogers, Des Moines 9/30/2021
Mary Conroy, Ft. Dodge 9/30/2020

Rules of Juvenile Procedure

This committee reviews and recommends changes to the Iowa Rules of Juvenile Procedure.

Committee Members Term Ends
Kevin Maughan, Albia, co-chair 9/30/2021
Honorable Deborah Minot, Iowa City, co-chair 9/30/2020
Honorable Kellyann Lekar, Waterloo 9/30/2020
Honorable Cheryl Traum, Davenport 9/30/2021
Honorable Stephanie Forker Parry, Sioux City 9/30/2021
Kimberly Ayotte, Des Moines 9/30/2021
Kate Hahn, Waterloo  9/30/2021
Honorable Stephen Owen, Nevada 9/30/2021
Andrea Vitzthum, Des Moines 9/30/2020
Roberta Megel, Council Bluffs 9/30/2022
Cole Mayer, Waukee 9/30/2022
Kimberly Auge, Ft. Madison 9/30/2022
Honorable Colin J. Witt, Des Moines 9/30/2022
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