September 2017 | Jacquelyn L. Boggess, J.D., Center for Family Policy and Practice

Low-income and Never-Married Families: Service and Support at the Intersection of Family Court and Child Support Agency Systems

This report describes the challenges child support enforcement agencies face with respect to the adversarial nature of their processes, and the poverty, unemployment, and other barriers to the economic security of poor and never-married parents who comprise the child support caseload.

The author recommends family court reform and innovation that will provide options and opportunities for low-income, never-married parents.

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