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Unfair child support laws

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After children turn 5 they are in school and those women who collect child support sit at home doing nothing when they could be working part time to help support there children. It use to be the male as the main source of income, not anymore, we live in tough economic times, where it takes two in the household to support children. Why should those women stay at home when they could be working. The law should be added to so that those women don't have several babies and then wait for the child support to come in. They should at least be given some finacial responsibility as well as the father. After there youngest turns 5 they should should be required to work part-time to collect there child support. Nobody should have a free ride.

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1 day ago
Jerod C. from Edmonds, WA writes:
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Why is it that 2 child support officers have told me I'm getting screwed and need to get a modification but when I fill out the papers they are sent to the Snohomish county WA prosecutors office and they deny the modification. WHY DO PROSECUTORS, the people who prosecute people criminally review child support? There needs to be an outside agency who reviews it. DSHS cannot get your child support lowered despite hard times like they say they can. This needs to change.
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Someone from Baltimore, MD writes:
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I agree, signed
1 day ago
Someone from Lancaster, PA writes:
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We have custody of my step daughter all but 6 DAYS A MONTH due to her biological Mother's lack of stability (housing, jobs, men etc...) and my step daughters desire to be with us. Yet have been ordered by domestics to still pay child support to this "Mother". We pay for all extra curriculars, meals, clothing, field trips...you name it! How is this fair?
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Melissa S. from Montrose, MN writes:
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Signed.
2 days ago
Lisa F. from Sylva, NC writes:
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I'm in Jackson Co. NC. My son has two children that he has always provided very well for. 2 1/2 years ago we found out his wife was using heroin. She left him 15 months ago. Walked out on him and both kids. Her parents, my son and myself have been supporting the kids for over 2 years now. Due to my work schedule (2ndshift) and my sons schedule (worked days and nights as scheduled by Lowes) the kids stayed with her parents unless my son was off work. His wife didn't stay with her parents, unless she needed to. She has spent about 3 months with the kids in 15 months. She has worked maybe 2 months in 15 months. She went to jail in early July (drug charges) and is currently on probabtion. She moved in with her parents during the early part of September and started in wanting money. She tried to get money from me and my son. Her Mother tried to extort money from my son. We wouldn't give her any money so she decided she was going for child support. Amazingly enough she GOT it!!! In direct disregard to the guidelines set by the state. Currently my son has the kids part time and she has them part time (actually her parents have them on her weeks). New child support papers was issued last month. The local child support enforcement office (Christi Hooper) has falsely reported my sons gross monthly income as almost $500 more than it actually is. Also the child care and insurance is LOWER than what he has provided receipts for!! His lawyer is fighting it as we have provided proof of everything. How is it legal for NC child support to falsify income and try to get away with it? When we asked her about it, she said he could afford it!! Myself, my son and her parents are going broke trying to provide for the kids!! True to her character, she's pregnant by someone, not living with her parents ( which according to her PO, she's supposed to be), she's living with a man that beats her up and controls her, she won't work (which she's supposed to contribute 1/2 of the children's needs, according to NC guidelines set forth by Judge Danny Davis). She doesn't even use any of the money for the kids. I had to pay for my granddaughter to play soccer and my son bought her the necessary shoes!! When is she going to be made to do her part? How can NC falsify income to get more money? She doesn't even keep the kids at all !! They're with her parents or my son all the time!! I live right above her parents and across the highway from my son so I know everything that's going on. I'm almost 52. I raised two good boys that takes care of their responsibilities. But I can't enjoy my life because I'm having to help my son pay his lawyer and take care of his kids, so he doesn't lose everything he's worked for since he was 16. By the way, his wife is still using drugs, even pregnant!! And she's got a current RN license!! When will she be made to do her part???? Like I said, we have proof of everything I've told you and more, but it's one lawyer battling several NC state attorneys, so I don't know what will happen. I just wish something could be done about the state falsifying wages. I worked and raised my boys, provided as well as I possibly could. I even work for the state of NC!! Thank you for taking the time to read this. Even though we're probably stuck with our one lawyer against several of the states attorneys, I hope something good comes from all this. Should you have questions feel free to email me.
3 days ago
Someone from Wood Dale, IL writes:
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My husband had a child with his ex girlfriend prior to our Union and Illinois has this ridiculous law "first comes first". They have you fill out a financial affidavit that doesn't matter because it's not about what the man can afford. After we married we had 3 children that we could easily afford on his paycheck. Granted, she hasn't modified the support order since HE put it in 8 years ago but now she's in line to benefit from us marrying, OUR children's tax deductions, and the deduction we now get from our home mortgage taxes. Those shouldn't be on the table. She has also married and had an additional two children. She has NEVER worked. He pays insurance for my step baby too. Ridiculous. All children should be equal. Now we are going to struggle because she is in line to benefit from our happiness.
3 days ago
Gregg H. from Albany, NY signed.
3 days ago
carolyn s. from port huron, MI signed.
3 days ago
carolyn s. from Port Huron, MI writes:
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it needs change, so many father's struggle to make a paycheck then pay 60percent to the women. It doesn't matter if the child is five or an infant. Most women sit on their asses and get assistance and child support so why work. It needs amending break it down to where the father and mother share the child and pay nothing to one another unless in a hostile environment. I see so many dad's who love their kids and the mother's are cheaters and then cry about what they want and once they get child support it isn't spent on the child it is spent on her partying, nails, car payment, hair and clothes. What is it going to take to get the laws changed to make it smoother environment for all. If the mother gets a huge income tax check and the father is struggling, it should be split or deducted off his payments, why should the mother get 10000.00 in tax check and waste it and still get child support but yet the father has to work two jobs to survive. absolutely ridiculous.