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Child Support and Family Law

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Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Where It Stands Today

While the federal government has been assisting families with TANF funds for decades, they continue to work with state governments to ensure the program's sustainability and adjust eligibility requirements to best serve their residents.

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2020 Enacted Child Support and Family Law Legislation

NCSL maintains a database of all introduced child support and family law legislation. Click to access a summary of laws enacted by states in 2020.

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Child Support and Family Law

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Child Support Tutorial

Click to access a list of resources on state child support processes and services helpful for state lawmakers and legislative staff.

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Child Support Database

The Child Support and Family Law Legislation Database contains passed, pending and failed legislation and executive orders from 2012 - 2020. Topics relate to custody and visitation, economic stability, enforcement, family violence collaboration, father engagement, guidelines, health care coverage, prevention, healthy family relationships, implementation, and other related issues.

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Child Support Policies: Implications for Low-Income Fathers and Their Children

What policymakers need to know and what they can do. This article offers information for legislators and a Q and A explaining challenges of state policies.

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Resources Homepage

NCSL's Child Support Project conducts research on topics affecting child support, from fatherhood engagement to age of majority. Find resources and information regarding child support basics, enforcement, family centered services and more.

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