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
Date Written: May 15, 2016
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
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