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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i think both parents should be pushed to pay the same amount and child support should be based on a more realistic amount
My husband and I are on both sides. He pays 600.00 out 1900.00 for one child and he maintains health insurance and has to pay 60 % of left over health expenses. His ex wife has made our lives hell she has punched my husband in the face. She has done donuts on our lawn busted our taillights out, keyed our cars, and used my husband credit to get a apartment. It got so bad we took a loss on our house and moved. The teenage daughter knew her mother would act like this so if my husband would tell her something she didn't like she would go back and tell her mom lies like we were going to make her live in the basement. We don't even have a basement! All that being said my husband went to court being a disabled vet on limited income and her mom fully able to work and he still has to pay 600 dollars a month. They said the daughter was use to a certain type of lifestyle but my husband doesn't even live that lifestyle anymore. Wouldn't she have to adjust to living on less if her parent were still together in the same sitution my husband is in now. I have 3 kids 2 are which are disabled one severely and get 533.00 for all 3 even though my ex makes a lot more then my current husband. It's like saying some children aren't as good as others. Child support needs to be federal to make it fair across the board.
The child support system is a money grubbing machine. Watch the documentary Dicorce Corp. If you dont believe me. Of course I didnt have to watch it because I live it first hand. The courts treat you like cattle...shuffling you threw the system as fast as they can. They make it so hard for you to understand ANYTHING. WHY is it that in Family Court...If I cant afford an attorney...One is not appointed to me? I sure as hell cant afford one due to the amount they will charge. Why cant a jury of my peers help in the process of what is best for my children vs a person on the bench that has NEVER met me or knows ANYTHING about my life nor my childrens. Its all a money thing...the more they can take away the more money goes back to them! I am a disabled veteran that was just rear ended by the courts, Does she have to work? Of course not...The only work she did was taking me to court for MORE money, Hey...If you cant take care of them on your salary then shouldnt they be with me instead?!! I LOVE my kids more than life itself but all I am doing is paying for my ex to be able to sit around and do NOTHING. My kids even want to be with me vs her, do you think they took any of this into consideration? NOOO! She has had CPS called on her 3 times!! Was this taken into consideration? Noooo! She has a Bi-Polar issue that is way out of hand and my kids are scared of her...considered? Noooo! The house looks like a hoarder lives there so my kids dont have anyone of their friends over. Was this considered? Noo. I can go on and on and on,,,But my youngest boy just called about his mom be angry with him and cursed him out for dropping something in the kitchen...so I need to go document it in the "WHY MY KIDS WANT TO BE WITH ME" Journal. Thanks a lot...I appreciate all that was done to help me and my boys. (Yeah Right)
Congress, heads of state, Capital hill, we need this system fixed. Government should stay out of the family homes. When things go south for the two parents with kids, of course they both still provide and not just the father if they both have jobs. If the father or mother does not agree to take care of blood child, then he or she may seek help if needed. But give either parent the chance to do so in front of a judge. Don't just take the woman word as if he's a dead beat automatically.
My husband pays 700 another 8n child support which means he only sees maybe 300-400 of what he makes. I'm working 3 jobs so we can pay our own bills. Child support is unfair and have way too much power. How can a paying parent work or get a job without a lisence??? If they can't drive how can they work? They cant, so 9f they suspend the lisence then they can't pay
They levied our account and left us with no money for about a week and we both couldn't get to work, they were in the wrong there. That is illegal and they did it anyways.
my boyfriend pays child support, over 56% to his kids mom. she constantly asks for more money. even when we have them 3 months out of the year. and on holidays. now she has quit her job to be a stay at home mom, has a total of 4 kids, on all kinds of assistance/food stamps, and just sent more court papers to increase the child support to over $700 a month. fair? i dont believe so.

i raised my children by myself. never had child support. worked 2 - 3 jobs at one time and my kids never went without.
I am not supporting my child; I am supporting my cheating ex while my son gets expossed to all types of low life criminals.
They need to stop crippling men in stripping men down in garnishing they whole entired paid, bank account, also garnishing entired income tax, suspended license can even afford to eat, paid rent, whine up living with family, or even being homeless
Child support is for a large part a good idea but its execution is whats the problem. It almost doesnt matter what state you're in because the amount you are obligated to pay vs what the child actually needs per month is unfair. Child support shoildnt be a first result but a last result when a father is not doing what they are supposed to. In my case i wasnt even given an option. My sons mother after our relationship ended filed for child support whithout even trying to work out a co-parenting strategy and she uses it as a crutch to do other things other than take care of our child. I think courts should, before imposing mandatory child support, investigate if both parents are willing and able to coparent and agree to joint custody arrangement. When you sit down with a case worker from CS they should be able to put you down for joint custody and not just list one party as primary.
If this took place prior instead of later. It would save the courts time and put the responsibility on the parents where it should be and not on the courts to decide and regulate.