Summary: H.R.5364 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5364. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/23/1988)

Through the Eyes of the Child Act of 1988 - Amends part D (Child Support and Establishment of Paternity) of title IV of the Social Security Act to require that State courts award custody to a child's primary caretaker and award child support equal to 17 percent of the noncustodial parent's gross income to a parent having custody of one child, 25 percent to a parent having custody of two children, and 33 percent to a parent having custody of three children. Furnishes an incentive payment to States which have in effect a law requiring that the primary caretaker be awarded custody of a child. Repeals the requirement that States establish guidelines for child support awards.

Requires employers to withhold amounts owed as child support from the wages of an absent parent regardless of whether the absent parent is or is not in arrears.

Requires an employer to notify the court which issued a child support order of any change in an absent parent's wages or other compensation.