Reasons no legal agreements could be established for U.S. custodial parents, 2016

Reasons no legal agreements could be established for custodial parents in the United States in 2016

by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Reasons no legal agreements could be established for U.S. custodial parents, 2016 This statistic shows the reasons no legal agreements could be established for custodial parents in the United States in 2016. As of 2016, about 15.8 percent of custodial parents in the U.S. without a legal agreement stated that they were not able to locate the other parent.
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Reasons no legal agreements could be established for custodial parents in the United States in 2016

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Percentage of custodial parents without agreement
Other parent provides what he or she can38.8%
Did not feel need to make legal38%
Other parent could not afford to pay33.7%
Did not want other parent to pay27.7%
Other reasons24.2%
Did not want to have contact with other parent20.7%
Child stays with other parent part of the time19.9%
Could not locate other parent15.8%
Did not legally establish paternity7.3%
Child was too old0.1%
Percentage of custodial parents without agreement
Other parent provides what he or she can38.8%
Did not feel need to make legal38%
Other parent could not afford to pay33.7%
Did not want other parent to pay27.7%
Other reasons24.2%
Did not want to have contact with other parent20.7%
Child stays with other parent part of the time19.9%
Could not locate other parent15.8%
Did not legally establish paternity7.3%
Child was too old0.1%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Apr 29, 2019
This statistic shows the reasons no legal agreements could be established for custodial parents in the United States in 2016. As of 2016, about 15.8 percent of custodial parents in the U.S. without a legal agreement stated that they were not able to locate the other parent.
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