ERIC Number: ED433933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
A Parent's Guide to Child Support.
Written in a question and answer format, this booklet is designed to answer parents' basic questions about how to obtain child support for their child or others' questions about how to help families get the support they need. The booklet's introduction describes what child support payments can do for a child and where parents can find help in obtaining child support. The booklet's other sections are: (1) "How Welfare Benefits and Child Support Work Together"; (2) "Finding the Noncustodial Parent"; (3) "Paternity Issues"; (4) "How To Establish Child Support and Medical Support Orders"; (5) "Enforcing Child Support Obligations," which addresses major questions and enforcing support orders across state lines; and (6) "Customer Services Issues and Helpful Suggestions for Parents." Appendices list: (1) "Child Support Offices for the 50 States and the District of Columbia"; (2) "States' Treatment of Child Support Paid on Behalf of Welfare Recipients"; and (3) "How to Contact Your Congressional Offices and Your Regional Office of the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement." (EV)
Descriptors: Child Support, Child Welfare, Family Financial Resources, Legal Responsibility, Parent Materials, Parent Responsibility, Resource Materials
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-662-3652; Web site: http://www.childrensdefense.org ($3.50 plus $2 shipping. Discount on quantity orders. District of Columbia residents must add 5.75% sales tax).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.