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Child Support and Parenting Time: Improving Coordination to Benefit Children

Child Support Fact Sheet #13

Published: August 5, 2013
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Tribal Child Support Agencies, Other Private Partners, Community-Based Organizations (CBO)
Family Services & Referrals, Healthy Family Relationships
Guides/Publications/Reports, Outreach/Brochures, Promising Practices
Child Support Fact Sheet, Child Well-Being, Toolkit & Training

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.