Checklist: Legal Strategies to Address Child Support Obligations (Portion in Chapter 7 of Advocating for Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases).

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Hatcher, Daniel L.
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ABA Center on Children and the Law.
National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System.
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Designed to assist advocates for nonresident fathers in child welfare cases, this checklist provides legal strategies for addressing child support obligations. Strategies for advocates are explained and include: request that the court or agency not refer the child to child support enforcement services when reunification may be a goal, argue that agency case plans cannot be derailed by imposing child support recovery mechanisms, combat any attempts by the State to terminate a father's rights based on his failure to pay child support, and identify other legal strategies to oppose collecting child support.

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