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Newsletter – Child Custody and Support

Ability to Offset Past-Due Child Support against Tax Refunds

Where an arrearage of child support has been determined, a child support enforcement agency may intercept the tax refund of the delinquent parent. More…

Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act

The Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act was passed in 1998 to amend the Child Support Recovery Act by making it a felony to fail to pay to pay child support for a child located in another state. More…

Joint Legal Custody Awards

“Joint legal custody” means that both parents share the right and the responsibility to make the decisions relating to the health, education, and welfare of a child. More…

Criminal Interference with Child Custody

A parent who takes a child and fails to return him or her may be charged with a crime. There are state and federal laws that make it a crime to unlawfully retain, obtain, or conceal a child where someone else has lawful custody under an existing court order or where custody proceedings are pending. More…

Emergency Modification of Child Custody Awards

When an emergency arises, courts in any State have the power to enter a temporary order of custody under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Under the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act, the court in the state where the child lives has primary and continuing jurisdiction over the custody of a child, and it may issue a permanent change in custody, whether or not there is an emergency. More…

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