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Friday, September 28, 2012

Child Custody and Support: Frequently Asked Questions

Alison M. Smith
Legislative Attorney

Under the U.S. Constitution, Congress has little direct authority to legislate in the field of domestic relations. Generally, state policy guides these decisions. Despite the lack of direct authority to legislate domestic relations issues, Congress continues to enact federal laws that indirectly affect family law questions concerning child custody and support. This report answers questions frequently asked regarding the interplay between federal and state laws governing these areas.

Date of Report: August 17, 2012
Number of Pages: 9
Order Number: RS21091
Price: $19.95

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