Updated U.S. Custody and Child Support Data (2015)

2015 Marriage and Divorce Statistics (Courtesy of Dalrock)


It has been over five years since I’ve posted new data on this, so I found the latest publication of Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support  (cached) from the US Census and updated the charts below.  The basic narrative is unchanged:

It starts with who is granted custody.  This has been moving slightly in recent years, but 80% of the time custody goes to a parent* it is the mother and not the father:


For those few fathers granted custody, they are less likely than mothers who are granted custody to be awarded support, although interestingly mothers are slightly less likely to be awarded child support now than in the past:


When I first posted data on this the few fathers who were awarded support were awarded less on average than mothers who were awarded support.  This now appears to be a wash:


Percent received also…

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3 thoughts on “Updated U.S. Custody and Child Support Data (2015)”

  1. “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” – [1]

    Whatever the states say .. just know they were man-lip-you-lated by a ball-busting skank-ho womminz ™ .. so act accordingly.


    [1] .. by Mark Twain (among others), who attributed it to the British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli

  2. It’s like a Los Angeles weather forecast. “Tomorrow will be just like today but numbered differently.”

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