This article by Vincent Del Giudice at Bloomberg.com is interesting.
Less Than Half of U.S. Parents With Child Custody Get Funds
Deadbeat parents left a trail of hardship in 2015.
Less than half of parents holding child custody — 43.5 percent — received the full amount of child support due that year, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau data. Meanwhile, three in 10 custodial parents received no payment at all in 2015 – the highest amount since at least 1993.
The data suggest mothers carried the burden with the poverty rate of custodial mothers significantly higher than those of fathers with custody, 29.2 percent versus 16.7 percent.
Of the 1.6 million custodial parents with incomes below the poverty line, just 39.2 percent received full payments.
While the aggregate amount of child support due in 2015 totaled a staggering $33.7 billion, it was $14 billion lower than in 2003.
K.O.’s Comment: I wonder what the rates are for Tennessee. My hunch is that our collection rates are worse than the national averages. If we weren’t worse than average before, I am confident we will get there soon since our Republican legislators voted to incentivize the nonpayment of child support. If that isn’t a reason to vote them out, I don’t know what is.