The proposed changes in the Family Assistance and Child Support
Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Bill deliver on this Budget commitment and are part of the Governments phased approach to achieving the best possible outcome for separated families and their children, Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter, said.
Lynne Haney, a sociology professor at New York University who has published a study of child support
and incarceration, interviewed inmates in California, Florida and New York.
gt;"It's going to allow us to be the national leader in child support
delivery," said Steve Pier, the attorney general's director of intergovernmental relations.
However, reasonable people may disagree regarding whether this should be in the form of increased mandatory child support
payments, or whether Quezada should be able to independently determine how to share (or not share) his newfound wealth with his children as part of his parental prerogative.
The duty to pay child support
is based on a parent's obligation, under the old common law, to provide his or her child with the "necessities of life.
Studies show that 90 percent of domestic violence victims would like child support
if it can be done safely," said District Attorney George Gascon.
Projecting that her dad would spend $800 on her if she never visited her mom, the judge orders her mom to pay half of $800 in child support
DCFS was recently awarded a record $7,459,128 in performance incentive funds by the federal Office of Child Support
Enforcement as a result of the agency's performance in FFY 2009.
Though "deadbeat dads" are often pictured as high-flying playboys, the Federal Office of Child Support
Enforcement's own data showed even before the recession that over two-thirds of "deadbeat dads" earned poverty-level wages, and only 4 percent earned even $40,000 a year.
In between is a game of debt reduction or, sometimes of economic recovery for the parent whose child support
obligation is reduced or forestalled for another month or for the parent who gets arrangements made for her child support
payments to resume.
The child support
program has a clear mission: to ensure that the financial, medical and emotional needs of children are met by their parents.
All states have specific guidelines that must be followed in the determination of how much child support
is to be paid and allocated to each of the children of the marriage.