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 have seen the child support system FAIL my husband and family or more than one occasion. The child support/ baby mama support-system is failing my husband who is constantly being dragged into court although he PAYS child support for his daughter. My husband and I have 3 other children together (besides the one he provides weekly support for). The system has completely forgotten about my children. They fail to judge fairly based on the fact that my kids need care too. My husband only makes $9.50 an hour and cannot afford the amount that was decided he needs to pay. I now must take care of our kids solely because he does not make enough. And to make matters worse, they asked him how much I make and can I help him out. How dare they?? So now it's every working adult that lives in my APARTMENT (not house, thanks system) responsibility to take care of his other daughter? If we ALL took care of his daughter who would take care of MY kids. This system is so unfair! It is frustrating and disgusting the way the system continues to attacks father's that actually take care of their kids but FAIL to follow up or catch dead beat dads! Whenever he has to go to court because he ignorant daughter's mother is requesting MORE money, the judge and prosecutor are rude and nasty to him. They belittle him, and NEVER listen to a word he has to say. They never even review the information provided on that information sheet they give that clearly states his other kids and their expenses. Their sole purpose to is collect more money for a child that is almost in high school, no before and after care fees, no daycare expenses and that already gets ALL the money he makes. That childís mother pimps the food stamp and cash assistance system and continues to collect money from the state although her current husband is a general manager and makes in upwards of $55k annually! If you can't tell, I have lost complete faith in our system!
Hmmmmm it's time to eat; I'm in the welfare gravy train line and the portions look scrumptious , so now that I got the biggest plate my fragile small hands can possibly hold serve me a double scoop of welfare topped with food stamps and smother it with all the childsupport you can possibly fit on My plate: and I'll wash it all down with a 40oz of court modification ;thanks welfare gravy train,.....see y'all in the cheese line.....
My 30 year old son had to move back home with me just so he could survive because a completely unfair and biased judge ordered an outrageous amount of child support retroactive to the day his ex decided she didn't want a relationship any longer. This woman lives at home, her mother does not work, and the day the astronomical child support was ordered. ...Her father quit his job. So my son is now paying not only for his son..but his exes parents to live a nice life as well. There is something completely WRONG with the child support system and it needs to be changed! In the meantime...my son's ex has completely cut off all communication and will not allow my son to have contact with his son..or me to have any contact with my grandson. And because of all the child support ordered...there is no money to keep taking her back to court to get her to comply with court orders. Child support was never intended to completely remove a father from his sons life....but these women know how to manipulate the system to do EXACTLY that. We are also not living in the same world when these antiquated laws were written...nor are we living in great economic times!! The laws need to be changed!
How can i support my two children during the time i have them if i cant even pay my bills? i got a promotion, and after a court hearing i have to pay more, leaving me only with 200 dollars a month to live on and support my two children when i have them. this is no way to live. i can't even get an apartment. i cant have my own place to live.
Nor should we lose any of our licenses as they are a necessity to provide for any type of family. 11 years I've been doing this BS and have to keep my eyes on the rearview as I have no choice but to drive and do what I have to do, all due to one whiny female who took her deal to D.C. and completely f*cked things up for the good dads to have any kind of good or even decent relationship with their kid(s). And yes, all this while the other party is allowed ta sit around all day on social networks because they have no life or skills of any kind, as they have been allowed to do this since 1994. This needs to end NOW!!!!!!
ANor should we lose any of our licenses as they are a necessity to provide for any type of family. 11 years I've been doing this BS and have to keep my eyes on the review as I have no choice but to drive and do what I have to do, all due to one whiny female who took her deal to D.C. and completely f*cked things up for the good dads to have any kind of good or even decent relationship with their kid(s). And yes, all this while the other party is allowed ta sit around all day on social networks because they have no life or skills of any kind, as they have been allowed to do this since 1994. This needs to end NOW!!!!!!
I am 24 years old. My original support amount was 64 dollars every two weeks. The judge ordered i begin paying on January 8th, 2011. My ex wife's lawyer wrote January 8th, 2010, and now all of a sudden i am 2368 dollars in arrears 4 years later. When they first issued the summons for me to appear in court about the arrearage, the hick*****judge told me i'd have to get a transcript of the court proceedings. They also told me i would be paying an extra 12.80 bi-weekly to get caught up. I missed only 2 or 3 payments the entire time, and never even have came close to making a dent in the payments. Turns out the 12.80 extra they keep as a fee. so back to the transcript, boom they are charging me 300 dollars in transcription fees. At this point, it wouldn't suprise me if they have redacted the judges statements where he ordered me to begin paying childsupport in 2 weeks(which was january 2011, not january 2010) and replaced it with something to suit their company line. I have been unable to secure the funds for the transcript until last week i broke down and asked my dad for a loan.

a month ago, i got a certified letter saying they were suspending my drivers license and i had a warrant for my arrest. I sold a bunch of my possessions, and they agreed to let me pay 400 dollars and they would set aside the warrant and suspension of my drivers license. They had me sign papers, and at a glance they appeared the same. Then i had a court appearance on september 8th, 2014.

I was presented with two options:

Sign their latest document agreeing to start paying 64 + 12.80 every week instead of two weeks as per the original order, or be held in contempt of court.

So i am probably headed to jail soon. I just got the letter in the mail today and noticed that they changed it from bi-weekly two weekly, doubling my payment. I make more per hour now, but the cost of living has doubled in that timespan. This******is not fair, and every time i go to court they find a new way to screw me over, and they nickel and dime me with fees.

If it wasn't for my daughter, i would walk into that court room and blast everyone of them mother****ers to hell.

Luckily, i started a new job on Wednesday which i make 12 dollars per hour, but if they get wind of that,******i'll be giving them 100% of my check per week. This system is ****ed.

I just sent my dad a text to see if he'd loan me the money to get a lawyer, but guess what: The state of Arkansas has Sovereign immunity. God damnit. ****ing bastards. Looks like i'll soon be joining the ranks of The DeadBeat Dad club, which sucks. It pains my heart to think what my child must feel like being in the middle of this, and she acts out as a result. She is the apple of my eye, and you can ask anybody around. She belongs with me and not her piece of******mother.
I'm going to jail because I cannot afford the alimony. Want to support my kids but can't anymore the court took away my drivers license and issued arrest warrent , will lose my income now as I'll be in jail and can't drive to work... HELP
I still don't understand how it is in the best interest of the child. How is it in the best interest of the child for one parent to collect and have no ambition, while the other pays out half of their wages to child support for one child? How is the parent who pays half of their wages ever going to give that child healthy meals, decent quality clothing, pay for extracurricular activities, or a college education? How is it in the best interest of the child to have a parent that can barely afford to support themselves? IT IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD. BOTTOM LINE! Also, how many recipients of child support get added benefits, reduced child care costs, free food, and subsidized housing? All of them. How many of them actually work and attempt to support the child the "Old Fashioned way"? A very small percentage. To ignore the actual cost the government pays annually for public assistance, versus how much they get reimbursement, they would see a great deal of money slipping through the cracks. All we can ask for is that you, The Federal Government, of The United States of America, REQUIRE, the recipients of child support, to provide LEGITIMATE PROOF of what the child support is spent on. From there, proper measure should be taken. I ask all of you petitioning, to join me in submitting a bill to congress, requiring recipients of child support to provide legitimate proof of what child support is being spent on. I can guarantee that this will bring the issue to their attention and progress will be made! Join me! We have the right and responsibility to provide our children with a better future! If anyone is interested in joining this cause, contact me at ehintca@gmail.com.
ALL-ABOARD! Get on the welfare gravy train n live like a Queen, n do what ever you want all day n sleep all day and go to Walmart in your pee stained pajamas ... ;just sighn on the X at your local welfare office:...... WELFARE , it's not just a life style it's ROYALTY.....and freedom..... THAT'S SERVESE YOU AND not your baby daddy'S ....... "This is called childsupport "
This made me cry. I cannot believe the government do not see anything wrong with this. This is child abuse on many levels.