R43779 – Child Support Enforcement and the Hague Convention on Recovery of International Child Support – 9/22/2016

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Child Support Enforcement and the Hague Convention on Recovery of International Child Support

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Author: Carmen Solomon-Fears, Specialist in Social Policy; Alison M. Smith, Legislative Attorney
Pages: 17

This report provides an overview of the current Child Support Enforcement (CSE) system, including a discussion of how international CSE cases are handled. It provides a summary of the 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (the Convention) and contains current status information.2 It also provides a description of the provisions included in P.L. 113-183 that pertain to enforcement of child support in international cases. These provisions would implement the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and any other multilateral agreement to which the United States is a party. Bills: H.R. 4980, H.R. 4282, H.R. 1896