We’ve gathered some interesting facts about divorce and child support. We’d like to change them and help children get the financial support they deserve!

$990B

Total Child Support Exchanged.  Total estimated child support exchanged between parents globally every year.

from 298M

Parents Living Apart. The number of parents globally who are living apart.

80

Saved time. Average number of days each parent will get back in their life if they are able to come to a mutual agreement on child support.

$300B

US Total Child Support Exchanged .  Total estimated child support exchanged between parents in the United States alone, every year.

55M

US Parents Living Apart. The number of parents in the US who are living apart.

6M

Grandparents. The number of children living in a grandparent lead household in the US.

17.4%

Fathers who are custodial parents.  The percentage of households, in the US, where the father is the primary custodial parent.

82.6%

Mothers who are custodial parents. The percentage of households, in the US, where the mother is the primary custodial parent.

50%

Children who will experience divorce. The percentage of children in the US this year who will experience the divorce of their parents before they reach the age of 18.

Child Support Orders & Agreements

50.2%

Parents who have some type of legal or informal child support agreement in place

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:2015 report re-released in February 2020 (original release January 2018)

87.9%

Percentage of child support agreements that are formal agreements, established in court or through a Title IV-D agency

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:2015 report re-released in February 2020 (original release January 2018)

12.1%

Percentage that are informal child support agreements established between the two parents

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:2015 report re-released in February 2020 (original release January 2018)

21.7%

Percentage of all custodial parents that requested government assistance in collecting child support. This includes wage garnishments or other legal means to collect child support.

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:2015 report re-released in February 2020 (original release January 2018)

52.7%

Percentage of custodial single mothers who were awarded child support in 2016

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:2015 report re-released in February 2020 (original release January 2018)

39.6%

Percentage of custodial single fathers were awarded child support in 2016

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support:2015 report re-released in February 2020 (original release January 2018)

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