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Collecting Child Support: A History Of Federal And State Initiatives, Naomi R. Cahn, Jane C. Murphy Jan 2000

Collecting Child Support: A History Of Federal And State Initiatives, Naomi R. Cahn, Jane C. Murphy

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In this article we sketch an overview of the increasing federal involvement in the child-support area. Because the federal role has grown so dramatically over the past 25 years, family law practitioners need to understand the different federal programs and requirements that affect state management of child-support programs. While for many low-income parents state agencies handle child-support establishment and collection, the federalization of child support has practical implications when it comes to both establishing and enforcing child support. For example, as the time limits of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act begin to have their effects, child support ...