Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Recession's Impact on Child Support

States across the country are reporting substantially increased child support litigation.  Cash-strapped obligors are seeking reductions in child support awards for employment difficulities and child support arrearages are increasing rapidly.  The negative impact on children supported by those awards is obvious.  But even courts are feeling the pain of the flood of this litigation.  Many of the obligors seeking relief cannot afford legal representation and courts are struggling to find creative solutions to managing the burden of the volume of child support modification suits.  Read more about the problem here and here.


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