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Police catch up with ‘deadbeat’ dad

A father from New York is finally in the hands of US authorities after fleeing the country in an attempt to evade his child support obligations, reports CNN.

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Child support arrangements in America

A recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau has revealed that in 2009, 41.2% of custodial parents received the full amount of child support owed them, down from 46.8% in 2007. The proportion of these parents who were owed child support payments and who received any amount at all — either full or partial — declined from 76.3% to 70.8% over the period.

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Parents happier with family-based arrangements

New research shows separated parents who work out their own child maintenance arrangements are more satisfied with their set-up than those using the Child Support Agency (CSA).

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More children benefiting from child maintenance

The latest Child Support Agency figures show that just over 876,000 children were benefiting from child maintenance payments at the end October, up by 7,400 on the previous quarter.

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More support for single parents

A non-legislative resolution passed by the European Parliament has called upon members states to provide more support for single mothers.

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Child support payback for man who cannot conceive

An Australian man is to receive a child support repayment after he discovered that he could not conceive and could therefore not be the father of the child he was supporting.

 

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Parents try to avoid maintenance obligations

The Child Support Agency (CSA) has published a list of excuses given by parents for not paying child maintenance, reports the Herald.

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CSA gets tough on parents

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has recently published figures on the performance of the Child Support Agency (CSA).

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Evaluation of the Child Maintenance Options

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has recently published the results of a study into the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Options telephone service.

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Child Maintenance Options service reaches key milestone

The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has announced that its Child Maintenance Options service is now being used to provide regular support to over 100,000 children.

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CSA's stable performance provides solid platform for change

The Child Support Agency (CSA) ended the financial year with another quarter of stable performance.

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Children in EU to benefit from speedier maintenance payments

A new Convention has been signed by the EU that sets up a worldwide system for recovering child support and other family maintenance payments.

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Charities warn of child maintenance changes

A number of women's and parenting charities have expressed their concerns over proposed changes to the child maintenance system in a letter to Theresa May, the Minister for women and equalities, reports the Guardian. The letter calls for the government to reconsider these proposals, warning that they are likely to unfairly affect single mothers. 

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More parents offered child maintenance help

Thousands of newly-separated or divorced parents are to be offered free information and support on arranging child maintenance thanks to a new initiative.

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CSA reports on performance

Statistics from the Child Support Agency (CSA) show the overall performance gains achieved since 2006 continue to be sustained.

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