Property settlements and child support awards: do divorced parents make trade-offs?

@inproceedings{Ja1987PropertySA,
  title={Property settlements and child support awards: do divorced parents make trade-offs?},
  author={Seltzer Ja and Irwin Garfinkel and Terri L. Orbuch},
  year={1987}
}
This study examines the division of property and child support awards negotiated by parents who obtain divorces. Data from official court records in the state of Wisconsin are used to investigate the number and size of property settlements and the factors that determine how family property is distributed at divorce. The study investigates the degree to which divorce negotiations reflect a trade-off between property settlements and child support awards. It also explores the effects of property… CONTINUE READING