Susan Paikin - Life Association Member
Center for the Support of Families
13 Deer Run - Little Baltimore
Newark, DE 19711
Business: (302) 234-4806
Fax: (302) 234-4812
Ms. Paikin has been a Senior Associate with the Center for the Support of Families since 1994. Currently, Ms. Paikin works with OCSE, primarily on policy, legal and training issues surrounding medical support, paternity, interstate and international child support related to the expanded Federal Parent Locator Service. She also engaged in developing an automated calculator to determine arrearages in multi-order interstate cases and for OCSE on the 1115 demonstration projects involving collaboration among child support, Head Start and child care agencies, privatization of child support and the effective use of federal criminal non-support prosecution, child support guidelines analysis and systems development for child support and child welfare.
Presently, she is also a lead investigator for a research project from the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation on Emerging Issues in Paternity Disestablishment. She has served as faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, lecturing on medical child support, paternity disestablishment and interstate support enforcement. She served on the NCCUSL Drafting committees for all three iterations of UIFSA and for the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA), and has written and lectured extensively on a wide range of child support issues.
Previously, Ms. Paikin served as a Master for more than 15 years in the Family Court of Delaware, hearing child support, delinquency, domestic violence, divorce, foster care, and other civil and criminal matters. Ms. Paikin served as President of the Eastern Regional Interstate Child Support Association (ERICSA) and Secretary of the National Child Support Enforcement Association (NCSEA). She received the Felix Infausto Award (ERICSA) in 1993, for her work to improve interstate child support, and the President’s Community Service Award from NCSEA in 2002.