The Impact of Family Violence on Child Support Compliance

Thus far, research on child support order compliance has been heavily linked to which percent of custody each parent has and how much income the parent paying support earns. Research shows if family violence is present, a batterer may abuse a victim by tightly controlling their financial assets so the victim cannot access them. It is unknown if this indication of family violence plays a role in child support order compliance. This document proposes research to understand if there is a relationship between family violence and child support order compliance.