Custody, Access and Child Support: Findings from The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth

III - WHEN PARENTS SEPARATE: CANADIAN CHILDREN FROM BROKEN FAMILIES AND THE LAW (continued)

Child Support and Access to the Non-custodial Parent

In this section, we examine the links between custody, child support, patterns of contact and the regularity of child support payments. We will attempt to assess the extent to which the regularity of child support payments is linked to the regularity of contact between fathers and their children. Again, establishing these links will not address the reasons behind given patterns, but until a systematic study of non-custodial fathers looks at these questions, the present data will at least assist us in beginning to sketch a profile of fathers separated from their children.

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