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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13 years my husband paid child support and medical insurance for his 3 kids. His ex has lived off of the child support and Social Security the youngest receives for being disabled. I found 4 different simplified financial statements dated from the years 2000 through 2012 where she reported her income as 0.00 income and welfare benefits. Child support payments should be made to support the children, however the custodial parent has responsibility for working and supporting themselves. These $0.00 income custodial parents should be held accountable verifying where the child support is being spent. Child support should be just that, Child support!
You know my boyfriend only makes minimum wage, WV & SC take $200 a month = $400 a month. He told the Bureau of Child Support that left him with only $150-$200 a month for living. He told them he was almost homeless and about to lose his job. They had the audacity to tell him that housing was a privilege, yet they expect the father to have nothing, be nothing, and still work to support his children with no housing or food himself. How ethical is the USA. I understand yes you have to help support the child financially but why do think all these mothers and fathers are going to jail. Would you want to work and only bring $200 home a month & not even get to see your child when.court ordered because of the mother NO. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AND FAST.
Bunch of ********. Women want fair pay, treated fair......wait no I am a women I want my money.
CS Laws are designed to punish Non Custodial Parents, more specifically Fathers. Fathers are no longer allowed to be Fathers as the Mothers are given ALL Rights to Child. Fathers are forced in some cases, bankrupt and homeless yet they are held to a strict financial burden where as the Mothers are free to move in a boyfriend, and spend money however they want. It is deplorable. Child Support laws are a legal way to get even w/ Men. They should be reformed and Custodial parents should have to account for every dime received.
I pay a decent amount of child support each month and I have my kids 50% of the time. My kids mother, chose to quit her job "because she couldn't handle working" only to take a job paying 35% less in pay. Guess who got stuck paying because of that. ME... Just found out last week she is now pregnant again and about to have her 2nd kid with her new husband, and chooses NOT to work for 3 years now. Tells my kids that she doesn't have to work. So where is this right? Not only that, she doesn't use that money towards my kids, but her other child seem to get all kinds of new things... Something needs to be fixed.
The CS laws are archaic, to say the least. It's like us men are getting punished for being a father.
I have two awesome boys ages 8 and 3 and I'm paying $2163 a month in CS. This is a mortgage payment and is beyond ridiculous. Once me and my ex split I moved (of course) and all hell opened up. She says this could've been avoided if I hadn't worked so much. WTF do these women want. I've cut the cord on both of my son's and I am a hell of a dad(financially, mentally and physically). I'm 27 and have had my job since the age of 20 and I'm blessed beyond measure and I know this is a test of my faith, but the court system and Judges should also rule with common sense. They take CS off of gross which is stupid and do not factor in any living cost of the defendant (mainly dads). Men stay prayed up and let's stop having these children with non-wife material. I've learned and will not have any more children out of wedlock. God bless and let's end this madness.
These so called stay at home moms are nothing but lazy sponges on us all.
Child support is too high. As its suppose to get dead beats to pay which don't either way and cost tax payers more money for jail etc. It at the same time causes a great dad to lose everything. Rates way too high lower.
My fiancee is currently ordered to pay 25% of his GROSS income, not take home, to his childrens' egg donor even though the kids LIVE WITH US. She only sees them for a few hours 1 day a week. The judge knew this, and still ordered my fiancee to pay her. We could not impute an income for her when we went to court to reduce it from the 50% of his GROSS income he was paying because she receives $9 a month in cash assistance. That is not 9 with any 0's in it, that is simply 9 freaking dollars. These laws are disgusting and the judges perpetuating them need to be held accountable. "Women" like this are the reason there are so many absentee fathers and men in debt. I am absolutely outraged and I hope something is done about these pathetic laws very soon.
Child support laws need to be looked at again. By having these ridiculous laws for the other parent to pay because the custodial parent wants to make them pay. These women, just have sex and go from guy to guy and get pregnant so they don't have to work and use these kids as a meal ticket. How can you have a kid, leave their dad, get married to the guy you cheated on with the first kids dad. Only to find a boyfriend to get you pregnant, once again. then leave the boyfriend and go back to the husband. Now this woman has 2 meal tickets. Leaving the father of each kid just to get money out of them. CHILDREN ARE NOT MEAL TICKETS!!!! Why don't you make the mothers that go from guy to guy and get pregnant, pay child support?!?!?!?!? Half of these women, don't care about the child(ren), THEY JUST WANT THE MONEY!!! Those women who get child support and won't let the fathers see their child(ren), SHOULDN'T GET CHILD SUPPORT!!! They are just using the kids as leverage to get what they want. IT'S NOT FAIR TO THE WORKING PARENT WHO WORKS THEIR TAILS OFF JUST TO HAVE IT TAKEN AWAY AND THE CHILD DOESN'T EVEN GET THE MONEY SPENT TO PROVIDE FOR THEM BUT WHAT THE CUSTODIAL WANTS FOR THEMSELVES. BY HAVING ALL THESE CHILD SUPPORT LAWS, IT'S BREAKING FAMILIES APART. NOT BRINGING THEM CLOSER TO EACH OTHER. THESE LAWS ALLOW THE CUSTODIAL PARENT TO PLAY WITH THE CHILDS LIFE AS WELL AS THE NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS LIFE. IF CONGRESS PASSED THESE LAWS SAYING TAKE MONEY FROM ONE PARENT AND GIVE IT TO THE OTHER, THEY ARE TEARING THESE FAMILIES APART. CONGRESS, IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT? DO YOU REALLY WANT TO RUIN FAMILIES? MOST OF THE CUSTODIAL PARENTS JUST HAVE BABIES TO GET MONEY. IT'S NOT RIGHT FOR YOU, CONGRESS, TO RUIN FAMILIES. TO DRIVE A WEDGE BETWEEN THEM AND MAKE PEOPLE GREEDY WITH MONEY. CONGRESS, ALL YOU ARE DOING IS SHOWING THESE CHILDREN THAT IT'S OKAY TO GROW UP AND HAVE LOTS OF BABIES AND COLLECT CHILD SUPPORT BECAUSE YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT FAMILIES. CONGRESS YOU HAVE FAILED. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO HELP THE FAMILIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, START BY BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER!!!! CONGRESS IS ONLY SHOWING US NO MATTER IF YOU ARE IN YOUR CHILD(REN)S LIFE OR NOT, YOU WILL PAY FOR THEM. SOMETIMES IT'S THE CUSTODIAL PARENTS WHO ARE THE DISHONEST ONE AND WEASELS, WHO WANT EVERYTHING AND WILL KEEP HAVING KIDS TO GET IT. STOP TEARING FAMILIES APART!!!!! BRING THEM TOGETHER!!!!!