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 Always Believed Child Support Laws Are Mistakenly Written. I have been with my partner for 8 yrs. & havent been able to marry because of child support laws. They will take from me too!!!!!!! I have seen first hand from day one the misguidance of child support laws!!!!!! When my spouse & I first were together I was explained he had children which I didn't mind at all (Always wanted a big family) but the WHOLE Process since then has been a Nightmare.In 2007 we met & he stayed in contact with the children's mother. He talked to the kids often even had plans on being able to have the kids for a while this was a mutual agreement. Once she found out that he had moved on she used the children as leverage & has continued to do so. She hid the children from us by moving from place to place was even involved in CPS. We tried for yrs. to locate her & the children.He called family members, CPS, her family members even child support but because she filed the papers & he was a noncustodial parent so they wouldnt release information on his case. Once we were able to locate where they were in 2010 Child support papers arrived for the first time & we were now Thousands of dollars in debt.We have contacted child support explaining the situation ways to fix the situation & every time they would say they couldn't help!!!! Not only has His children suffered but so has our family. Our children(2) can't see their brother & sister, she doesn't let them call, can't afford to visit because of debt. She's sitting back high & mighty with two incomes (her's & her boyfriends) child support Plus income tax payments every yr. From us. While We are just trying to survive. Never is both sides of the Stories Ever heard during child support orders ONLY The Custodial Parents & that is the truth!!!! My Partner Is A Great Father, Great Provider But Can't Be 100% of either because of the laws. My Innocent Children Are suffering too!!!!! Food taken out of their mouths almost loosing our home all because of Laws that make no sense. You have child support for better sake of the child, Well Congress What about My Children? What about for the better of them? Child support laws have to change or it Will Continue to Destroy Families Not Better Them!!!!!!
I Have Always Believed Child Support Laws Are Mistakenly Written. I have been with my partner for 8 yrs. & havent been able to marry because of child support laws. They will take from me too!!!!!!! I have seen first hand from day one the misguidance of child support laws!!!!!! When my spouse & I first were together I was explained he had children which I didn't mind at all (Always wanted a big family) but the WHOLE Process since then has been a Nightmare.In 2007 we met & he stayed in contact with the children's mother. He talked to the kids often even had plans on being able to have the kids for a while this was a mutual agreement. Once she found out that he had moved on she used the children as leverage & has continued to do so. She hid the children from us by moving from place to place was even involved in CPS. We tried for yrs. to locate her & the children.He called family members, CPS, her family members even child support but because she filed the papers & he was a noncustodial parent so they wouldnt release information on his case. Once we were able to locate where they were in 2010 Child support papers arrived for the first time & we were now Thousands of dollars in debt.We have contacted child support explaining the situation ways to fix the situation & every time they would say they couldn't help!!!! Not only has His children suffered but so has our family. Our children(2) can't see their brother & sister, she doesn't let them call, can't afford to visit because of debt. She's sitting back high & mighty with two incomes (her's & her boyfriends) child support Plus income tax payments every yr. From us. While We are just trying to survive. Never is both sides of the Stories Ever heard during child support orders ONLY The Custodial Parents & that is the truth!!!! My Partner Is A Great Father, Great Provider But Can't Be 100% of either because of the laws. My Innocent Children Are suffering too!!!!! Food taken out of their mouths almost loosing our home all because of Laws that make no sense. You have child support for better sake of the child, Well Congress What about My Children? What about for the better of them? Child support laws have to change or it Will Continue to Destroy Families Not Better Them!!!!!!
I will like to start off by saying child support laws need to be reviewed the injustice to great dads and men across our country i am a great dad and a good man my situation is prolly the same as many i live in green bay,wi my kids and there mom live in Appleton,wi i work in green bay and stay in green bay 5 days a week and i go home faithfully every weekend due to a criminal conviction i cant be on there lease so to say i was forced out due to my own choices which im responsible for but i still go home every weekend i pay for all there needs i pay bills help give my kids mom money but still because i cant live there with them due to the a drug charge the courts got involved and ordered me to pay 275.00 a month but i was already paying there bills and providing for them in every way possible so why is it i have to worry about jail or prison due to me taking care of my kids and doin it direct with them it just dont make no sense you punish all in circumstances outside of the real reality you take good men from there family for what your laws are backwards help build a family help keep a family together instead of the situations most us find ourselves in change the dam laws
On the contrary, I am an abused immigrant who was treated like a prisoner and a slave for three years and threatened to be deported while my children where neglected and endured extreme cruelty.
I filed for a Protection Order and while the hearing is pending, my lawyer told me that since my husband earns so little, the child we have together will probably only get $180 per month, because the calculator says that.
I don't know anybody is this city, I don't have money or anything, I can't work because I have to file for a Green Card under VAWA and have to pay rent and utilities, transportation, etc. while he lives with his mother.
Is this fair at all? NO. No wonder many abused women have to stay with the abuser...
How to get more child support when they are just going to use some calculator?
He is the one to blame. He put us in this situation... I came here to be a wife, not a punching bag and yet they are going to take him into consideration because he doesn't want to work and earns so little. What about us???
Men get raped every day by child support and nobody does anything about it the interest and penalty fees for back child support are higher then any loan in existence 500 dollars turns in to 3000 if u take a few months to pay off its insane
How can I make 5500 monthly and only see 1600. This is ludacris! They can take it without notification but require you to jump through hoops to plea your case.
I had to fight tooth and nail to see my daughter at all after my ex girlfriend put someone else's name on her birth certificate then refused to let me see her. It took me a long time to save the $5000 in legal and court fees to force her to submit to a paternity test. Then only to get hosed on the receiving end at $500 a month for child support plus $10,000 in back child support when she had collected child support from her ex husband up until the paternity test proved I was the father from the guy she put on my daughters birth certificate. On top of that I pay my daughters medical and prescriptions at over $100 a month plus travel over a thousand miles twice a month to see her for 24 hours which by the time I factor in gas, tolls, hotels, food, and wear and tear on my vehicle is added up I am out another 800-1000 a month. All while this women is collecting child support from me and her ex husband and is remarried with a third child and #4 on the way. Did I mention she is a stay at home mom and drives a brand new Yukon and is planning on buying herself a new mustang GT convertible for herself because she "deserves it". She is also planning her third trip to Florida for the year, always has her hair and nails done and always in brand new high dollar clothes. My daughter on the other hand still arrives in the same clothes that are to small and are stained and ripped. She also lives in a trailer her mom gave her and makes my 9 year old do all the choirs in the house because raising kids and doing house work is to much. So much for a fair system! Something needs to change, paying for her to have a lavish lifestyle is causing financial hardships on my family and we end up barely making it by the end of the month because of her greed. Please help us we are not all dead beats some of us truly do care about our children from past relationships.
I pay almost 50% of my wages. This leaves me little to survive on. I can't afford to even feed my children when I have them. Their mom travels all over for vacations and owns a brand new Cadillac Escalade. I often worry about when and where I'll run out of gas. She is married and they both make a considerable amount of money. Why can't her income be taken into consideration? This needs to change. I am suffering from depression from lack of time with my children and half my money is taken as well. What a slap in the face!!!
I feel the receiver of child support should have to claim as income and pay taxes on it. the payee is taxed and loses that money. Just as you have to share other income you receive why not child support. My husband pays over about 10K a year to keep the mother of his kid (not exwife) in her hair color/nails and tan. the daughter does not receive much of this. now tht he makes less and missed a payment in between jobs she screams because she cannot keep her appointments. Unless the payee is allowed to start knowing and given proof and copies of receipts as to where the money is going then its just income for the parent and should be taxed.
My ex has primary residence of our 17 year old. She receives 1042 a month from me in child support. Her share of support was figured to be 837 that's 1879 per month. Her yearly income approaches 95k a year. She constantly drags me to court over frivolous issues i.e. the cost of over the counter cough medicine, ibuprofen, I already pay for our child's medical ins premiums and split all reimbursed medical expenses. Her recent stunt was taking me to court for drivers ed which she never informed me of . My attorney was a adiment this was part of child support, however the all high and mighty hiding behind the black robe fervently disagreed. None the least I expected it since the court has granted her virtually every motion she has filed. The system and those raping the non custodial parent need to be held accountable. .