Unfair child support laws

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Unfair child support laws

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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The laws are unfair
The laws are unfair and need to be changed !
It's time to hold all parents accountable. I'm a hardworking mother of two and I watch my husband get squeezed dry from his ex wife who parties and sits on her butt! The kids are with us the majority of the time and he is a great father. She threatened to try and get more out of him recently. What a loser!!
I pay a lot in child support plus a portion of my bonus goes to the lazy Ex. She refuses to work a full time job as a nurse so that i can suffer. The fathers who are there for their children, have careers for their children get shafted because outrageous amounts of child support and Unwillingness for an Ex to work to her full potential. Unfair and this needs to change.
Child support should be base on how much it cost to maintain a child by both parents not just on a percent of income of the non custodial parent makes. How the child support is spent should also be monitored to make sure the money is being spent on the child if the custodial parent can not financially support the child custody should be given to the parent who can. Here in Texas there is alot of prejudice againts fathers seems like Texas is pro-mom they do a flat percentage of income they do not take into consideration of mortages, school loans or other expenses just like they don't care on what the child support is spent on.
I am all for child support but it is one sided the women collect and the men are forced to struggle to help the woman payu bills that she was paying before she had a child, child support is for the child not for her to pay her bills and not have a job, i have been forced into poverty and will lose my house =, but you preach support i cant even do anything with my son and dont have a home to bring him to, but she does
The Child Support System is the civil rights plight of our time, it will continue to murder father's all over the country until it is modified. When a guy goes on NATIONAL TELEVISION to "Discuss the Brutal System of Indentured Servitude" and instead SETS HIMSELF ON FIRE!!! in order to draw attention to the atrocities the support system perpetrates you'd think Congress would take a step back and say, "Hey, is there anything weird about this system that would make these fathers blow their brains out???" They don't and I sit here in tears, terrified of this system. I'm a slave, a slave to my ex-wife, a slave to the State and Federal government, and I will never be free until my children, whom I NEVER see because of the inexplicable lack of enforcement of the ONLY thing that matters, visitation, are out of college. It makes me sick, I feel like a prisoner, at least a prisoner can seek forgiveness for his sins, a father estranged from his children and extorted by the very government sworn to protect him and his rights has nothing to atone for? No crime to learn from... His only crime was to be a father? Yet, the courts, again, WON"T ENFORCE VISITATION! It's so blatant that the only reason for the system is to get more money and to make it so the government doesn't have to support women and their children. That is the ONLY REASON THE SYSTEM IS THE WAY IT IS. It makes me want to kill myself everyday. Instead I quit my job and am starting my own business to attempt to escape the horrendous punishment that has befell me, if I fail I go to jail, as a martyr, I feel we as fathers should all refuse support and simply ask for 50/50 custody. Why not? It makes it so simple! If we split the cost of the children right down the middle, why the heck do they even need support. The only reason is bc the gov't doesn't want to foot bill and men are scared to death to challenge it because they are chastised as bad dads, low life's, dead beat dads, etc. IT's BS! It needs to stop.
The child support guild lines are unrealistic, unfair, and make it to where a man can not afford anything. why does the cost of one child differ from another. I have two children, one I pay child support. The mom of the child that i pay child support for is driving around in a brand new car, when my wife and I share a truck because we cant afford another vechial. I make less than 30,000 a year and I was ordered to pay 15,000 a year. The child support system is a scam. Some women take advantage of the system.
When I was originally divorced I couldn't afford a place of my own so stayed with my 85 year old (at the time) grandmother for almost 2 years after. I then got a small apartment, filed a motion to modify visitation/child support to obtain shared parenting and share 50% of the cost to support my 4 children. I was fought by my ex and the court, and spent over $10k on a GAL and my own attorney. That went on for over 2 years. Once I filed dropped the motion to modify child support my ex agreed (almost immediately) to the shared parenting. So I am still paying 100% of the child support I was prior yet I have more than doubled my overhead costs. I would pay whatever the cost to be with my children as they are the most import part of my life. I have 3 sons and fear they will be thrown down the gauntlet of the child support system themselves someday. Our leaders need to act on this important issue.