Practical advice for Non-Custodial Parents on child support.

Child Support Dollars and $ense for NCPs is an absolute must read for everyone dealing with child support issues today. Non-Custodial Parents facing challenges in handling their obligations will find this resource easy to read and the tools and guidance it offers exceptionally easy to apply to their own situations. Those NCPs who would like to avoid common pitfalls will find tools for managing all aspects of their cases from initial assignment of obligation to continuing and finalizing their payments of support for adult children. Everyone - including custodial parents and legal professionals - will come away with invaluable insight into how best to deal with the ins and outs of this huge and increasingly complex system. This book offers example after example of real life NCPs who have overcome enormous obstacles in the process of paying their obligations and will teach the reader how to do the same. Find out why the child support enforcement administration had to: ¿ dismiss a $56,000 arrearage of a so-called deadbeat ¿ reduce the arrears of some others and in many cases. . . .¿ Reimburse NCPs support that they had over paid.There is a desperate need for everyone to have a better understanding of the child support enforcement system and the people who manage it. Too often those in the greatest need of guidance and support in these matters relinquish control and power to others to the detriment of themselves and - more importantly - their children. Readers will be empowered to make the best of often less than perfect circumstances and to make the system work for them and their families' best interests.

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The Parental Alienation Syndrome

In this thought-provoking book, Ms. Gottlieb attempts to resolve the controversies surrounding Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) by providing substantial empirical evidence from her treatment cases in support of the eight symptoms which child psychiatrist, Richard Gardner, had identified as occurring in the PAS child, and she further exemplifies the commonality of the alienating maneuvers among the alienating parents. The author redefines the typically-held characterization of the parents' relationship as portrayed in the pertinent literature and accepted by most PAS-aware professionals. Numerous case examples are explored: horrific tales of manufactured child abuse; referrals to child protective services (CPS) resulting in suspension of visits between targeted parents and their children; meritless reports to police alleging domestic violence in support of orders of protection which slander and stigmatize targeted parents; exclusionary tactics preventing targeted parents' involvement in their children's medical, educational, social lives and activities; and depletion of targeted parents' resources due to legal fees required to defend himself/herself and to obtain judicial enforcement of parental rights. Ms. Gottlieb methodically documents that PAS is a form of emotional child abuse of the severest kind. The author provides an unprecedented number of treatment summaries, which demonstrate the effectiveness of structural family therapy in treating the PAS family. To further elucidate the subject, the author interviewed several matrimonial attorneys, Law Guardians, and forensic evaluators regarding their experiences with PAS, and she incorporated their thoughts into her recommendations as to how the mental health and judicial communities should resolve this situation in the best interests of the child. "New Rules" are suggested which encourage a collaborative rather than an adversarial approach to child custody. This book will be an excellent resource for parents who are divorcing or are in conflict, for adult-child victims of PAS, for mature children of divorcing parents, for judges, for Law Guardians, for matrimonial attorneys, for therapists, for child protective personnel, for law enforcement----and for the professional rescuer who believes that a child must be saved from a parent.

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Divorce Casualties: Protecting Your Children From Parental Alienation

Divorce Casualties helps parents recognize the often subtle causes of alienation and teaches them how to prevent or minimize its damaging effects. Dr. Darnall gives readers practical, specific techniques for recognizing and reversing the effects of alienation including a self-report inventory to help parents assess their own alienating behavior and exercises to help them understand and modify it.

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