Last Reviewed: August 5, 2013
Spending positive time with both parents promotes child well-being and is associated with better child support outcomes. Unmarried parents do not have systematic access to assistance in establishing parenting time orders, so state and local child support programs have sought to address this service gap. This fact sheet highlights those states and counties that coordinate the establishment of child support orders and parenting time agreements. Family violence safeguards are always a critical component when addressing parenting time.