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What does CP stand for?

CP stands for Custodial Parent (child support enforcement; parent or guardian having legal custody of a minor child)

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152(e), a child may be treated as the qualifying child of the noncustodial parent when certain criteria are met, including that the custodial parent signs a written declaration (such as Form 8332) releasing claim to the exemption for the tax year, and the noncustodial parent attaches the signed declaration to his or her return.
Whereas, on the other hand, the custodial parents abuse the lax judicial procedures to delay the meetings, as a result of which children are usually kept from meeting of their own non-custodial parents sometimes for years.
Even if a state does not have a formal requirement of this type, the non-custodial parent often agrees to pay a monthly sum to the custodial parent or to a trust for the benefit of the adult child with a disability.
The problem was that many states had gotten used to sitting on all checks from all remarried parents for the full six months--despite evidence, the GAO reported, that most spouses filed their claims upfront, along with their tax returns, obviating the need for a delay: In such cases, the IRS will now calculate the amount owed to the custodial parent and the new spouse simultaneously, which means the states can immediately distribute whatever child support is owed.