Date

2004

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Abstract

The Monterey County Department of Child Support Services is experiencing a tremendous growth in child support orders by default. Although, several efforts have been implemented to reduce the amount of orders entered by default, the effects remain unexamined. This study compared the information provided at case opening and the information used to obtain default orders of support. The results indicate that the information provided at case opening is not used to obtain the final judgment; however the department of child support services will use the results to improve the way orders are established.

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Capstone Project (B.A.) Health, Human Services, and Public Policy Department

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