ERIC Number: ED396831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Giving Hope and Support to America's Children: Handbook on Child Support Enforcement.
Office of Child Support Enforcement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
This handbook is a "how-to" guide to help parents get the child support payments their children need and deserve. The handbook is written in a question and answer format. Chapter 1 provides information on child support enforcement problems, how parents can get help, and the basic fees and steps in getting child support. Chapter 2 presents information on finding the noncustodial parent. Chapter 3 deals with establishing paternity, and includes discussion of the benefits of establishing paternity, and the problems associated with the father being in military or high school. Chapter 4 discusses the obligations related to establishing the support order. Detailed information is given on situations such as divorce, joint custody agreement, remarriage, parent in jail, and financial difficulties. Chapter 5 deals with enforcing the support order, including a discussion of child support problems raised by different kinds of financial situations. Chapter 6 discusses the difficulties faced by custodial parents who live in a different state from the parent who is obligated to pay child support. A glossary of child support enforcement terms, a list of state child support enforcement offices, and a list of regional offices of child support enforcement are appended. (MOK)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Support Enforcement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Child Support Enforcement Program; Paternity Establishment