Court of Appeals of Missouri, Eastern District, First Division
CHARLES S. COVERT, JR., Appellant,
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, FAMILY SUPPORT DIVISION, and DEBRA I. COVERT, Respondents.
from the Circuit Court of Lincoln County 13L6-CC00130
Honorable Gregory K. Allsberry
P. Page, Judge.
S. Covert, Jr. ("Father") appeals from a grant of
summary judgment in favor of Defendant Missouri Department of
Social Services, Family Support Division ("FSD"),
and a grant of dismissal in favor of Defendant Debra I.
Covert (n.k.a. Farmanian) ("Mother"). We affirm.
and Father were married in California and had one child,
C.S.C. They divorced in 1989 and a California court entered a
dissolution judgment (the "1989 California
Judgment") ordering, inter alia, Father pay
$449 for spousal support and $318 in child support for C.S.C,
then 1 year of age. Subsequently, Father moved to Missouri
and Mother remained in California with C.S.C.
the State of California requested the State of Missouri
enforce and collect on Father's financial obligations to
Mother, and Missouri accordingly commenced administrative
proceedings. In May 2002, with proper notice to Father, FSD
entered an Administrative Order on Existing Order ("2002
Administrative Order"), which reads in pertinent part:
on the records of [FSD], the [FSD] Director finds that:
1.The SUPERIOR Court of RIVERSIDE, state of CALIFORNIA,
entered a support order under the number D79897 on
06-22-1989, under which [Father] is required to provide
support for his/her spouse and former spouse and/or
child(ren). The child(ren)'s names and dates of birth
Name Date of Birth
2. According to the above-referenced support order, [Father]
is required to pay:
$318.00 MONTHLY for child support PER CHILD;
$449.00 MONTHLY for spousal support (maintenance);
3.As of 01-23-2002, [Father] owes the following balances
under the order, not including interest:
$3, 426.81 for past-due child support;
$8, 930.00 for past-due spousal support;
$12, 356.81 total arrearage balance.
5. Since the above-mentioned support order was ...