§ 15-18-1. Legislative findings.
The general assembly finds and declares that:
(1) An increasingly large percentage of children in this state live in single parent households;
(2) Almost one-half ( 1 / 2 ) of single parent households have income below the poverty level;
(3) In excess of forty thousand (40,000) children in the state are receiving state aid through the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program;
(4) Children in families where parents are separated or divorced are at greater risk of economic deprivation than in two (2) parent families.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 344, § 1.)