Decades ago, the Empire Justice Center participated actively in the development of New York State’s child support guidelines and were supportive of the need for standards that would lead to the establishment of fair and equitable support orders. For many low income custodial parents, the guidelines meant that child support became a reliable source of income to support their children. Over time, however, troubling patterns have emerged for some low income non-custodial parents, particularly those with mental or physical disabilities, and those who are or who have been incarcerated, and who now face significant struggles with overwhelming and unaffordable arrears.
For more information, please contact:
Susan C. Antos
Empire Justice Center
119 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210