American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not having custody of one's children after a divorce or separation: a noncustodial parent.
- adj. Of or relating to a lack of child custody: noncustodial households.
“Similarly, with divorced couples, the federal formula ignores the "noncustodial" parent, but many private colleges will look at the finances of both parents.”
“You can choose to educate yourself as to the facts and realities of how and why there must be a "noncustodial" parent chosen by the system, and why a child's time with the NCP is limited to every other weekend and a few hours one night a week.”
“States use several enforcement tools to ensure that noncustodial parents continue to provide financial support for their children, including withholding collections automatically from the parent's wages, unemployment benefits and state and federal tax refunds, depending on the situation.”
“It would have been a bigger drop without the extended unemployment insurance benefits, which helped many noncustodial parents meet their obligations.”
“A supervised visitation program needs volunteers to monitor court-ordered visits between children and noncustodial parents.”
“Given that the grand majority of out of wedlock fathers are noncustodial parents, there is a fair argument that a per se rule would help promote fatherhood.”
“As a noncustodial mother, I am exactly the opposite of a deadbeat dad.”
“We decided that he would keep primary physical custody and, as a joint legal custodian, I would move down the block and be a very involved, noncustodial mother.”
“This phenomenon — first named by Richard Gardner, a child psychiatrist, to describe domestic situations in the aftermath of a heated divorce in which the custodial parent (usually the mother) has successfully turned the child or children against the noncustodial “target parent” — is debated both medically and legally.”
“And it would have been a bigger drop without the extended unemployment insurance benefits, which helped many noncustodial parents meet their obligations.”
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