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Shared-Parenting and Possible Reductions in Child Support

South Dakota is one of the most recent states to embrace the thought of enacting legislation in support of shared parenting in the United States.  Shared parenting, by definition, is a collaborative arrangement in child custody or divorce determinations in which both parents have the right and responsibility of being actively involved in the raising […]

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Child Support and Work-Oriented Programs

There are endless news reports concerning ‘deadbeat’ roundups and proposals of stricter child support legislation in an effort to increase child support collections.  There is, however, a lack of information and articles that promote the limited number of work-oriented programs that are being offered to noncustodial parents across the country.  While most states only offer […]

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Are Child Support Officers Coming For Your Guns?

Based on history, if one state enacts a new law, other states may follow suit.  With child support enforcement punishing parents by suspending driver’s and professional licenses, denying passports denial and incarceration, there may be a new punishment on the horizon for Virginia parents.  The new law may be construed as yet another citizen rights […]

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No Proper Service-No Valid Child Support Order

Recently, a Detroit native, Carnell Alexander, has been in the news because of a paternity fraud case that occurred decades ago and a $30k debt that he is expected to pay as reimbursement to the state for welfare benefits paid to the child’s (now adult) mother.  Mr. Alexander armed with a DNA test and the […]

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Child Support and Trickle-Down Economics

Trickle-down economics has been the basis of many arguments concerning the benefits of this model for the working class and poor people in a society.  InvestorWords defines trickle-down economics as an economic theory which advocates letting businesses flourish since their profits ultimately trickle down to lower-income individuals and the rest of the economy.  The child […]

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Exposing Child Support Arrears Amounts

While exposing the true purpose of the child support system in America, which is arguably collecting money to be retained by the state, there may be confusion between child support and child support arrears.  The Free Dictionary defines child support as a payment that a noncustodial parent makes as a contribution to the costs of […]

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Unmarried Parents and Paternity Rescission

Recently news outlets are headlining more instances of men owing child support and child support arrears for children that they did not biologically father.  These situations are not unusual but due to social media, there seems to be more attention focused on this seemingly unjust action against these alleged fathers.  There are several reasons that […]

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The Deadbeat Parents Punishments Act

In an effort to combat alleged abuses to the welfare system, the U.S. government launched a welfare recovery system.  The system, known today as the Child Support Enforcement Agency, was revamped in 1998 courtesy of former President Bill Clinton.  According to CNN.com (1998), the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act entails felony punishment for a parent who […]

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Prison Sentences for Unpaid Child Support

As research leads the path to discovery of new information, certain old information will always remain fresh.  The brain has a distinct way of sorting through what one feels in unforgettable information and data that is easily forgotten.  Prison sentencing for parents convicted of ‘willful’ failure to pay child support is one that remains both […]

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Waiving Child Support Arrears is Mission Impossible

There are currently 29 states that have official child support debt compromise programs as part of their child support programs.  There are other states that claim that they decide on debt compromise based on individual cases and situations. Although these programs could offer some sense of relief to parents that owe large amounts of arrears, […]

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