U.S. Department of Justice

Realistic Child Support Orders for Incarcerated Parents

Publication year: 2012 | Cataloged on: Nov. 21, 2012
Thumbnail preview ANNOTATION: “For child support to be a reliable source of income for children, parents who are incarcerated need child support orders that reflect actual income.1 This fact sheet highlights opportunities to encourage incarcerated parents to engage with the child support system, to reduce or suspend orders during incarceration to avoid arrears, and to offer post-incarceration child support services” (p. 1). Topics covered include: modifying orders to reflect actual income—promising practices in California, New York, Oregon, and Massachusetts; modified orders based on change in income due to incarceration; improving access to modify orders to reflect actual income—promising practices in California, Connecticut, Michigan, New Jersey, and Washington. This fact sheet can be used with the chart "“Voluntary Unemployment,” Imputed Income, and Modification Laws and Policies for Incarcerated Noncustodial Parents" (NIC accession number 026496).
Share This
[+] feedback