This March, the U.S. Census Bureau released the most recent data regarding child support payments in the United States (from 2013). The numbers are pretty insane. For example, in 2013 $32.9 billion was due in child support, but only $22.5 billion was actually paid, resulting in $10.4 billion in unpaid child support. While this sounds like a lot, it is actually down 21% ($2.8 billion) from 1993. The collection rate in 2013 was 68.4%.
The report contains a ton of additional data regarding custody and demographics. Click here for the Congressional Resource Services summary (the summary is way easier to ready than the full report).
Uncollected child support is a serious problem, but it can be fixed. There are plenty of options for collecting unpaid child support. If you or anyone you know needs help collecting unpaid child support, contact me for a free consultation.