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Research & Case Law

Bryson L. v. Izabella L. (Nebraska 2019)

January 2019

The appellate court only has jurisdiction over timely-filed appeals. The mother and father divorced in November 2016, and the father was awarded custody of the child.

State of Tennessee ex rel. Groesse v. Sumner (Tennessee 2019)

January 2019

For a contempt finding in a child support case, the parent must willfully not pay the support despite having the ability to pay. The father appealed a finding of contempt against him.

Williams v. Williams (Mississippi 2019)

January 2019

The Court may impute income to a parent for child support purposes when the parent’s reported income is clearly inadequate to support his or her lifestyle. In this case, the parents filed for divorce in 2013.

Demonstrated Results: Successful Collaborations That Improve Outcomes in Prisoner Reentry and Child Support

January 2019

This article, written by MDRC staff, was originally published in the December 2018 Policy & Practice Magazine, the Magazine of the American Public Human Services Association. This article discusses interagency collaborations between corrections, labor, and child support designed to facilitate prisoner-reentry and reduce recidivism. 

Characteristics of Participants in the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Evaluation

December 2018

This report identifies the common characteristics of non-custodial parents who participated in programs funded through the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) grant. The CSPED grant funded interventions designed to assist noncustodial parents who were behind in support and struggling to find employment. This report analyzes the data obtained from baseline surveys to identify the common characteristics of the parents enrolled in this program so that this information can be used for future development of policy and programs. 


Final Implementation Findings from the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED) Evaluation

December 2018

In FFY 2012, the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) funded a demonstration grant project, the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Demonstration (CSPED), to gauge the effectiveness of child support-led employment programming for noncustodial parents. Eight states received grants. This report documents the design and implementation of the different programs and identifies best practices for and barriers to implementation of the programs.

Gyger v. Clement (North Carolina 2018)

December 2018

When registering an order sent from a foreign reciprocating country, notice of a pending hearing is properly sent to the agency that initiated the action. Switzerland requested that North Carolina register a support order. The trial court didn’t register the order.

Servatius v. Ryals (North Carolina 2018)

December 2018

Evidence must support a contempt finding, and the order must then contain the specific findings. The mother filed a motion for order to show cause, alleging that the father had failed to pay support. The court issued the order and ordered the father to appear.

Hubbard v. Ratliff (Mississippi 2018)

December 2018

A child who enters the military is considered emancipated and child support stops. In this case, the mother filed a contempt action that alleged the father failed to pay support and to comply with other provisions of the divorce decree.

Characteristics of Families Served by the Child Support (IV-D) Program: 2016 U.S. Census Survey Results

November 2018

This report uses the latest data available from the U.S. Census Bureau to describe custodial families served by the IV-D program, a federally mandated program that promotes parental responsibility and family self-sufficiency by providing families with child support services.