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NCJ Number: 118937 Find in a Library
Title: Handbook of Child Support Enforcement
Corporate Author: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Family Support Admin
Office of Child Support Enforcement
United States of Amer
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 39
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Policy/Procedure Handbook/Manual
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook provides guidance for obtaining child support payments which are owed to custodial parents and their children.
Abstract: This book provides the basic steps to follow in obtaining child support payments and what enforcement methods get the best results. It is organized so that parents can refer directly to the sections needed. The Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984 require States to use proven enforcement methods and to use new ways to improve their effectiveness in handling the cases of all families who apply for child support enforcement services. The State's Child Support Enforcement program can help find the absent parent, establish legal fatherhood for children, establish the legal support order, and collect child support payments, but it does not handle property settlement, visitation, and custody problems. Custodial parents are urged to keep a written account of the actions taken and the outcomes of those actions. Appendix.
Main Term(s): Family support
Index Term(s): Child protection services; Child welfare; Welfare services
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