Must-Know Divorce Custody Statistics [Latest Report]

Summarized & Collected by: Vamps.ai | Last Updated: 7/22/2024

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"Approximately 50% of children in the United States experience the divorce of their parents."

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"Women are awarded child custody in about 83% of divorces cases."

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"About 22% of fathers see their children more than once a week after a divorce."

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"Around 10% of custody cases are decided through mediation."

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"Only 4% of custody cases actually go to trial."

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"91% of custody agreements do not require any child support to be paid."

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"Around 11% of parents that receive custody also receive child support."

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"90.8% of child support receiving parents have full custody of their children."

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"Fathers in joint custody arrangements have a higher rate of child support compliance (90.2%) than those without such arrangements (62.9%)."

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"About 51% of child custody cases are settled without involvement from the family court."

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"Approximately 32% of cases in which child custody is an issue are resolved by negotiation between parents."

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"Children from divorced families are twice as likely to drop out of high school."

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"In 2016, 22.4 million custodial single parents in the U.S. received child support, totaling about $33.7 billion."

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"Only about 42.8% of custodial parents receive full child support payments."

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"About 48.5% of child custody cases include child support payments received from a father."

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"Approximately 33% of divorces in the United States involve couples with at least one child under the age of 18."

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"In 2015, around 5.5% of children under age 18 lived with their divorced mother and 2.7% lived with their divorced father."

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