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'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?
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.
My husband has to pay child support & they take almost everything that he has he can't even take Care of the two kids that we have and they don't care why is it OK for her to Not work and get all types of assistance food stamps section 8 SSI & child support she doesn't take care of her kids the government dose this isn't far SMH
We have 6 kids, 2 of which are not mine but my husbands from previous relationships. We just found out Florida upped his child support on his oldest a year ago. They never told us. Then they told us that the other 5 children (one of which is a court ordered support case as well) are secondary to the oldest and have no affect on how he has to pay for him. So basically, it'll just keep going up every 3 years if the mother decides. So he pays $700 for one child a month on a $14.75 an hour job. Then they wonder why paying parents default or start working under the table. Mind you the mother has no other kids, no job and lives at home with her parents. Where is her portion of the support? Child support needs a complete restructuring. He only brings home $300/wk and now they want more? Yet te papers DOR sends us it says they can only take 50% of ur take home pay. Yet, they take more and base or off gross not take home. The left hand has no clue what the right hand is doing!
My son was 14 when he impregnated a young lady 18 years old we didn't find out about the baby being born for over 5 years because she tested numerous men before having my son tested. They now say my son has to pay this women or risk going to jail. I feel these women need to understand that they shouldn't be having sex with everybody and then they are rewarded for doing just that. Don't make child support mandatory CHILD SUPPORT IS DESTROYING FAMILIES. More men would be with their children and not in prison coming home as felon's so when they get out they can't get a job that supports their family. This system is severely broken. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO FIX IT DO IT.
There should be a cap on child support. It's a total rip off. The system is a scam and goes against a non custodial parent's constitutional rights.
I have to pay 950 for my son I want to be there for him see him and be a good father but I think it's crazy that I have to pay 950 for child support