March 2023 | Tawandra L. Rowell-Consolo, Diandian Yilin, Amit S. Jadhav, and Carson Borbely

Associations Between Problematic Substance Use and Child Support Order Compliance

Substance abuse is a well-documented barrier to payment of a child support order in that it a parent’s ability to pay and willingness to pay. This study considers the relationship between child support compliance and problematic substance abuse. The researchers found problematic substance abuse affects compliance with child support. It suggests supports for these NCPs including programs to connect NCPs to treatment resources and assistance with modifications.

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