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Order Establishment

Establishing Realistic Child Support Orders: Engaging Noncustodial Parents

Published: June 20, 2012

Highlighted evidence-based best practices to establish realistic orders, including promoting parental involvement

Bench Card: Ordering Retroactive Support

Published: May 15, 2012

Provides resources on orders for retroactive support including understanding child support debt and state laws/procedures

Tribal and State Jurisdiction to Establish and Enforce Child Support

Published: March 12, 2007

Releases an updated publication to help Tribal and State courts and child support professionals in managing child support cases

Domestic Violence and Child Support Bench Card

Published: March 1, 2012

Provides information on recommended courtroom safeguards for pursuing child support when domestic violence may be present

Issuing Realistic and Enforceable Support Orders Bench Card

Published: May 8, 2012

Provides resources for judicial officials to assist in issuing realistic and enforceable support orders

Entering Default Orders Bench Card

Published: May 8, 2012

Suggested practices to avoid having default orders set aside and techniques to make default orders realistic and enforceable

State Child Support Agencies with Programs to Ensure that Child Support Orders Reflect Current Earnings

Published: February 24, 2012

Provides information on state child support agencies that have programs to ensure that child support orders reflect current earnings

Flexibilities for State and Tribal Child Support Agencies during COVID-19 Pandemic

Published: May 28, 2020

Outlines flexibilities that may be available under the Stafford Act due to COVID-19

Tools for Better Practices and Better Outcomes: The BICS Project

Published: January 22, 2020

Includes summaries from all BICS sites and overarching lessons from the project

Meetings and Reminders: Testing Approaches to Increase Child Support Payments in Colorado

Published: January 6, 2020

Summarizes an experiment in Colorado designed to increase payments in the months immediately following order establishment


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