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All states are required by federal law to conduct reviews of their child support guidelines every four years. Most legislators and administrators use this review period to strengthen and update their guidelines, as well as to examine approaches other states have adopted. In 2004-2005, NCSL conducted a survey of states, supported by the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, to gain a deeper understanding of how states review their guidelines, and of the issues they address. This report, written in 2004-2005, provides an overview and summary of our research.
This database, also reflecting 2004-2005 data, reflects the results of our research and may assist policymakers in those efforts. The database incorporates information on guideline review governance and process, and state guideline treatment of low-income families, retroactive support and fees, medical support, shared parenting time and child care expenses.
We have a number of additional charts that describe various aspects of state child support guidelines linked below.
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Child Support State Legislation Surveys:
For more information on child support issues, please contact the Denver office at (303) 364-7700 or email@example.com or the D.C. office at (202) 624-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
7700 East First Place
Denver, CO 80230
Tel: 303-364-7700 | Fax: 303-364-7800
444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 515
Washington, D.C. 20001
Tel: 202-624-5400 | Fax: 202-737-1069