Deadbeat Dads: A National Child Support Scandal

Synopsis

This book explores the history, reforms, and consequences of child support in America. The authors have included case studies as well as discussions on the psychological consequences of separating families, effects of divorce laws on the award of child support, contested paternity, and child custody alternatives. They conclude with a discussion on economic responsibility and the deadbeat epidemic. The book is intended to empower the larger number of parents who are caught in the midst of over-worked agencies, discouraging tales, and the lack of information that keeps them paralyzed from acting on their own behalf.