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The DOJ LETTER AND CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT

The United States Department of Justice of ‘The Department’ has recently released a detailed letter outlining the injustices that have been applied towards the economically less fortunate citizens of the United States.  According to Vanita Gupta, and Lisa Foster of the Civil Rights Division, and the Office for Access to Justice, respectively, the letter is […]

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CHILD SUPPORT AND THE COLA

The cost-of-living-adjustment or COLA has been a significant piece of the economic structure in the United States since 1913 when the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was introduced.   According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014), the index is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a […]

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CHILD SUPPORT COOPERATION AND PUBLIC BENEFITS

While it is somewhat clear that parents who are applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits are required to cooperate with child support enforcement, it may not be as clear when applying for other public programs.  According to Paula Roberts of the Center for Law and Social Policy or CLASP (2005), one of […]

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VICTORY FOR A VICTIM OF PATERNITY FRAUD

For all who may be unfamiliar with Michigan native, Carnell Alexander, and his paternity fraud case, here is a recap.  Carnell became a victim of the child support system after an ex-girlfriend named him as the father of her child while applying for public assistance.  One of the mandates for women (some men) applying for […]

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BREAKING THE LAW DURING CHILD SUPPORT ARRESTS

  There are many people in the United States in support of incarcerating parents when they become delinquent on child support payments.  Of these many, some refuse to acknowledge that locking people away simply because cannot afford a child support debt, has long since been outlawed.  In fact, almost every state and the federal government […]

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Privatizing Child Support Enforcement     

As the country continues to recovers from the Great Recession, businesses and state and local governments are more interested than ever in cutting costs while increasing revenues.  An interesting way in which this is being accomplished is by privatizing local and some state child support functions and agencies.  Since the 1990s (many could argue much […]

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THE REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED CHILD SUPPORT CHANGES

The Obama Administration and the federal government have released the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking or the NPRM.  The publication is listed under Federal Register, Volume 79, No. 221 and was released on November 17, 2014.  The register proposes numerous changes to both state and federal child support regulations.  The Republican controlled Congress has proposed a […]

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CHILD SUPPORT AND INCARCERATION

With the recent murder of South Carolina father, Walter Scott, who ran from the police because he had a warrant for failing to pay child support, The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement Agency (OCSE) is trying to do damage control.  The office has released its March/April Newsletter comprised of articles discussing child support enforcement […]

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ANOTHER VICTIM OF PATERNITY FRAUD

On the surface veteran Torrey Eubaire seems to be just like many other former Navy sailor and divorced father.  As a disabled vet some days are admittedly a physical struggle.  However, there is a more mental and financial burden that has an ever tightening grip on Torrey.  The ever-tightening choke hold he faces is the […]

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States Paid Grant Money to Enforce Child Support

The state and federal government collects billions of dollars from the child support system.  Besides the incentive money that states collect from the federal government because it meets or exceeds the performance measurements, certain states/counties can also earn grant money.  The Health and Human Services (HHS) and The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) has […]

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