Being a single parent is a lot of responsibility, emotionally and financially. This can be a lot more difficult when the non-custodial parent is neglecting to do their part in paying child support. Whatever reason a parent has for neglecting to pay child support dims in comparison to the result it has on these kids not having that extra financial support. In America; 1 out of every 50 children spend at least 1 day per year homeless. Unfortunately, enforcement of child support payments is almost as difficult as being a parent on your own.
- More than 37.5 million custodial parents are owed child support in the United States, and that number continues to increase every year.
- Unpaid child support has reached more than 100 billion dollars in the United States in 2011.
- 25 million custodial parents do not receive any child support and have not filed to receive child support.
- Of the estimated 12.5 million custodial parents that have child support orders, approximately 6.2 million custodial parents do not receive any child support.
- 6.3 million custodial parents receive some support, but are owed arrears.
- Of the estimated 12.5 million parents owed support, approximately 75% of the noncustodial parents can afford to pay support, but refuse.
- Most noncustodial parents arrested with child support warrants are arrested for another reason, leaving their children without the additional support until they are arrested.
- There are an estimated 2.6 million outstanding serious misdemeanor and felony warrants that have taxed the United States Judicial System, which has made child support warrants a low priority.
- Out of State Child Support Warrants are almost never extradited when the noncustodial parent is arrested in another state.
With statistics like this, you have to imagine the difficulty in actually receiving child support. Fortunately there are those that see this problem and want to do what they can to fix it. Project Child Support assists custodial parents in collecting their child support arrears, by providing the necessary services to help them obtain an Enforcement Order. They understand the importance of Custodial Parents receiving child support and the many problems created by child support neglect. The Custodial Support Foundation is a 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) Nonprofit Foundation. The Custodial Support Foundation's mission is to provide custodial parents with services to receive the child support their children deserve, and provide noncustodial parents with the child support resource to reduce the money owed in child support arrears in the U.S.A.
The Custodial Support Foundation will not take any portion of a parent's child support as payment. To provide parents with programs necessary to receive child support, they have contracted a team of lawyers to assist in preparing certifications and motions to enable custodial parents to receive child support as quickly as possible.
To learn more about Project Child Support, please CLICK HERE
Too many young adults face the challenge of raising a baby and providing for a family before they have time to fully reach their potential. Many people drop out of high school and never return, making it very difficult to find a job that pays well enough to support a family on their own. And once they have a child to look after, it can be next to impossible to finish their education and have an opportunity to grow professionally. This leads to poverty and poor living conditions for many Americans today.
To fix this problem, the government created the Job Corps to give young people, ages 16-24, a chance to learn a trade and earn their GED if they haven't already. With more than 125 sites all over the country, Job Corps partners with community colleges to give students proper education and training to make it in the real world. Job Corps also helps students find a good, steady job once they have made it through the training portion.
Most students live on campus. In addition to training and counseling, Job Corps students receive housing, meals, basic health care, and a living allowance twice a month, all for FREE! Some sites also have free daycare so that single parents can make the most of their time at Job Corps.
This is the perfect opportunity for young parents to get out of their rut and learn the skills that are necessary to provide for their family.
For more information, please visit the Job Corps website:
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