Child support issues can have a tremendous effect low income parents and families, both custodial and non-custodial. With the stakes so high, it’s important that all parties - and advocates – know their rights and are able to get assistance when they need it. Empire Justice Center works to provide information and policy analysis for parents and advocates.
Assisting Non-Custodial Parents to Modify Child Support and Arrears Payments
July 01, 2014
Legal services providers and community agencies throughout New York State are seeing an alarming increase in the number of very low income parents burdened with onerous child support obligations and arrears debt that adversely affect their ability to avoid homelessness, remain employed, cope with illness and disability, and maintain a relationship with their children.
Welfare Program Controversy All Politics – Not Substance
August 02, 2012
On July 12, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services presented states with an exciting opportunity by offering to waive some of the most restrictive federal welfare rules for states that propose programs that would more effectively accomplish the goals of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) law that enacted Welfare Reform.