In-Kind Child Support

Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 351-376, 2017

27 Pages Posted: 19 May 2016 Last revised: 20 May 2017

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Margaret Ryznar

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: May 15, 2016

Abstract

Given that the importance of child support increases with the decline of the traditional family, it is essential to address the issues facing the child support system, such as high arrearages and loss of involvement by many noncustodial parents. This Article explores the merits of changing the current rules on child support, which do not recognize in-kind child support. Due to the administrative difficulty of in-kind child support and its potential hardship to custodial parents, this Article also proposes limits on such a system, including percentage caps on in-kind child support and judicial approval or parental agreement.

Keywords: family law, domestic relations, child support

Suggested Citation

Ryznar, Margaret, In-Kind Child Support (May 15, 2016). Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 351-376, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2780212

Margaret Ryznar (Contact Author)

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
United States

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