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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im only bringing home $58
No more jail time for child support.
This law that takes tax dollars away from hard working Americans and hands them over as child support is a HUGE ENABLER for women, especially those who are in poverty already, to have MORE children and perpetuate the cycle of poverty. Some women who should not be mothers purposefully have more kids so that they don't have to work.
My husband pays so much in child support for one child from a previous relationship that we can barely support the children we have. I'm all for him supporting his son, but my children matter. I can't say it enough. MY CHILDREN MATTER, THEY DESERVE TO BE SUPPORTED. I am tired of feeling like my children take a back burner because they do not have a court order. it's ridiculous. Child support should be ordered whenever the father is unable to care for the child, not when a gold digging mother moves her child half way across the country in order to recieve child support and very little visitation to the father.

These incredibly sexist laws need to stop. Good father's are being robbed of their money, and of their children.
I can agree with this except it's not just women...y ex husband is doing this to me and I can't afford to live on my own... I have lived with family until I remarried... cause he is to lazy to get a real job...
I was just ordered to pay double the support order I have been paying recently. The judge asked the mother(she-Devil) does she want the entire 17% she\'s entitled to. Of course she says yes, I have three other children and a wife of 11 years. The judge asks me about the number children I have and ages. Yet he stills orders me to pay $850.00 per month. I know my childs mother (she-devil) is not paying $850.00 to support our child. It should be 50/50. This is so lopsided and it seems no one cares. The amount of money used to fund some of the mothers is beyond a travesty. You know some are abusing this and spending the money on personal things. My child told me she did not know I sent her money monthly, wow! I told her everything the money I sent and for how long I have been doing so. I feel the law needs to change and be more fair, if it were women being done this way changes would be made.
I was just ordered to pay double the support order I have been paying recently. The judge asked the mother(she-Devil) does she want the entire 17% she's entitled to. Of course she says yes, I have three other children and a wife of 11 years. The judge asks me about the number children I have and ages. Yet he stills orders me to pay $850.00 per month. I know my childs mother (she-devil) is not paying $850.00 to support our child. It should be 50/50. This is so lopsided and it seems no one cares. The amount of money used to fund some of the mothers is beyond a travesty. You know some are abusing this and spending the money on personal things. My child told me she did not know I sent her money monthly, wow! I told her everything the money I sent and for how long I have been doing so. I feel the law needs to change and be more fair, if it were women being done this way changes would be made.
I'm paying $1200 monthly for child support. It's not just the mother getting over, but the caseworker over the cases. The caseworker are normally females that has been hurt by males, and this is the way they are able to get back even. They have it broken down that the males are paying 63% of the support for the child but it should be even percentage from both parents. It's sad that we are taxpayers and getting rape again from the system with high child support. These are unfair acts from the system and need to be revised. On top of paying $1200 monthly, and they want me to carry health insurance. That's an additional couple $100s. How is this fair at all?
My fiance is struggling with a child support order of about $350 a month we can't afford because his ex refuses to get a full time job to stay on government benefits,and the court wouldn't listen. (We make slightly over minimum wage)

Because apparently it doesn't matter if we have joint legal custody and placement. We have to pay for our time and hers... and "variable costs" no matter how ridiculous it is with no proof that she needs it.

And it doesn't matter that she let her last apartment get so disgusting, they had to replace the carpet due to cat urine, or that she let her boyfriend smoke in the apartment when her child has asthma.

All that matters is the money.
These laws make me sick and hurt the people they're supposedly trying to help. Unbelievable.
What happens if I want to have children?
THE SYSYTEM IS SO UNFAIR FOR LOVING DAD'S PLEASE LET US ALL GET TOGETHER
My husband pays over $2,300 per month between child support and alimony. He lives off $450.00 bi-weekly after her portion is taken out. How is this fair? Oh, and did I forget to mention that his ex wife works a full time job. My husband also has to pay the medical bills after they reach a certain amount, plus he holds the health insurance on the children!!! Major changes need to be made, this is ridiculous!!
I have nothing left after child support takes all my money I have two other kids with my wife but they don't care if I'm able to take care of them I feel terrible that my wife has to work everyday to make sure our rent is paid and that we have food on the table I wish I could help her out but I can't My kids Mother gets all my money & she doesn't work shes living off the government I'm scared I'll get locked up and My wife will lose her job then what will we do so I just work & let them take everything I pray things get better for me & My family
Women need to start working and stop abusing the income of the father. How many women can get pregnant with 4 different men and file child support and live the life? Mistreat the children and buy them dollar store food abd clothes from a thrift store while getting plastic surgery...new clothes for themselves and neglect the child's needs. This needs to be addressed immediately as this is effecting many families out there especially those that have nothing left for their own new children abd marriages. Women need to start working for their children.