REDUCTION IN CHILD SUPPORT FOR EXTENDED VISITATION IN UTAH: EXTRA-CREDIT OR FINANCIAL TIME-OUT?

Abstract

As more families face the realities of divorce, the court system is increasingly asked to make decisions regarding the best interests of the children involved.  These decisions are mostly related to child support and visitation. By the 1970s, in almost all states, child support awards were determined on a case-by-case basis by a single judge. “This [case-by-case] system led to grave inequities and dissatisfaction . . . because people in identical circumstances were treated very differently.” In 1984, in an attempt to provide a more equal justice, the U.S. Congress required all states to “develop numerical child support guidelines.”
How to Cite
. REDUCTION IN CHILD SUPPORT FOR EXTENDED VISITATION IN UTAH: EXTRA-CREDIT OR FINANCIAL TIME-OUT?. Journal of Law and Family Studies, [S.l.], v. 11, n. 1, feb. 2009. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/jlfs/article/view/93>. Date accessed: 24 nov. 2017.
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