Characteristics of Shared-Placement Child Support Formulas Used in the Fifty States
Patricia R. Brown Tonya Brito Institute for Research on Poverty University of Wisconsin–Madison
Report to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Bureau of Child Support
This report was prepared under a contract between the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Institute for Research on Poverty. Any views expressed in the report are those of the authors and not the sponsoring institutions. The authors thank Philip Brenner and Angela Witt for providing assistance in the research on states’ guidelines, and for technical work on the tables and graphs. We also thank Tom Kaplan and Betty Evanson for substantial editorial assistance accomplished on a tight deadline. And we want to acknowledge an intellectual debt to Professor Emerita Marygold S. Melli, who has engaged us for hours, over the years, in discussions of equity and merit regarding all aspects of child support for the children of separated parents.