OCSE Guidance on the Turner v. Rogers Decision

The Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) issued an Action Transmittal (AT-12-01) dated June 18, 2012 that provides policy guidance to state child support agencies on the United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Turner v. Rogers. The recommendations and suggestions in the Action Transmittal pertain to civil contempt proceedings in child support cases like Turner in which ability to pay is at issue.

Comments on Proposed Rule for Child Support Enforcement

CFFPP comments on pending federal regulations that will affect child support enforcement programs—and children, parents and families—across the nation. The proposed rules include new requirements resulting from the Supreme Court’s Turner v. Rogers decision, as well as new options for states’ programs. Among CFFPP’s concerns are how states will actually implement requirements to consider low-income noncustodial parents’ “subsistence needs” and “actual income.”

In the Interest of Parents

Examines child support, the ability to pay, and incarceration as an enforcement mechanism through the Turner v. Rogers case heard before the U.S. Supreme Court on March 23, 2011. This brief raises the question: Can parents adequately provide for themselves and their children when they do not have the economic security provided by consistent living-wage employment?