“For child support to be a reliable source of income for children, parents who are incarcerated need child support orders that reflect actual income. This chart, which reviews practices, laws, and policies in different jurisdictions, is a companion to the “Realistic Child Support Orders for Incarcerated Parents” fact sheet, PAID fact sheet No. 4” (NIC accession no. 026494). Columns show the state (area), whether reduction is allowed, modification practices, modification barriers, and court cases contributing to legal authority.
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"Voluntary Unemployment," Imputed Income, and Modification Laws and Policies for Incarcerated Noncustodial Parents