For child support to be a reliable source of income for children, parents who are incarcerated need child support orders that reflect actual income. This chart, which reviews practices, laws, and policies in different jurisdictions, is a companion to the Realistic Child Support Orders for Incarcerated Parents fact sheet, PAID fact sheet No. 4.
Note: The information contained in the chart may no longer reflect the most current state program guidelines, policies, or procedures. For the most current practices, please contact your local child support office.