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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I think the child support system is so unfair to fathers. I am paying child support and what I make is not enough to pay the full amount. So I will always owe back pay at the end of each year. I asked for a modification hearing and was denied by the agency. It's like they don't consider that we have to live and eat as well. I was taking care of my children and was still put on child support. An amount that I can't even pay in full.
A good friend of mine, her uncle has to pay weekly in mass about 900 dollars a week!!! outragous for two kids I have one and here its 250 a month!!!
I agree but I also feel that the receiver of the child support should have to claim the money on their income taxes as well. It is also considered a income for them to live.
My opinion child support should be issued the same way a wick check is only allowing them a list of items to buy for the child not so they can spend it on them selves. I don't think it should be used for utilities or food either that should be the adults responsibility to pay for that.
My husband pays child support to his ex ever since she tricked him into "signing that he was the father." She collects support off of two other men for her three other children. Most recently, she kicked my stepson out of her home (December 25, 2013) and had the nerve to file for an increase in child support. My husband is currently paying his ex $379.00 to support his child that has been living with us since Christmas last year!!! Something needs to be done to help those that do care and try to better things, but only get the label of "dead beat dad!"
My husband has paid child support to his ex since a court ordered paternity test. She was 3 months old when he started to provide court mandated child support. The mother collects child support while she bullied my husband on visitation with his daughter. She would agree on a day a time and not be home when my husband went to pick his daughter up; she did this several times. One time she had a birthday party waiting for her and his parents home and she stood him up again. My husband was fed up and served her court papers for joint custody. She, again, did not show up to court. She did this more than twice. My husband was so frustrated with the system. He eventually gave up and lost contact with her until recently, but all these years she had the audacity to collect child support while denying him the right to be a father and denied her daughter a father.She had her daughter all to herself. She acted on selfishness.
In 1975, Congress passed a law which included a last minute amendment to create the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). When signing the bill, then President Ford commented that it took the federal government too far into domestic relations and promised to propose legislation to correct the problem. Over the decade that followed, it became clear that OCSE intended to grow in size and power to control all aspects of child support law, seizing that power from the state courts.
The size of the OCSE grew, this decade acquiring a staff in excess of 50,000 and costing taxpayers some $3 billion annually. Child support laws were modified, so that simple mathematical formulae are used to make award decisions. This new simplicity is required due to the low level of education of workers who are assigned as "judges" in child support cases. Extreme consequences defined by new federal laws, often carried out automatically and without trial, give the child support enforcement agency power over tens of millions of individuals that surpasses anything previously seen in the United States.

After almost 25 years since its start, judges in Minnesota finally felt that they had seen enough. In June of last year, the Court of Appeals decided that the administrative branch of government had exceeded its constitutional powers.

"The administrative child support process governed by Minn. Stat. 518.5511 (1996) is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers required by Minn. Const. art. III, 1." (STATE OF MINNESOTA IN COURT OF APPEALS C7-97-926 C8-97-1132 C7-97-1512 C8-98-33, Filed June 12, 1998; http://www.courts.state.mn.us/library/archive/ctappub/9806/c797926.htm)

The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the decision in January of this year.

"The administrative child support process created by Minn. Stat. 518.5511 (1996) violates the separation of powers doctrine by infringing on the district court's original jurisdiction, by creating a tribunal which is not inferior to the district court, and by permitting child support officers to practice law. Therefore, the statute is unconstitutional." (STATE OF MINNESOTA IN SUPREME COURT C7-97-926 C8-97-1132 C9-98-33 C7-97-1512, Filed: January 28, 1999, Office of Appellate Courts; http://www.courts.state.mn.us/library/archive/supct/9901/c797926.htm)

--Reported by Roger F. Gay
court knew i make $1200, and then deemed me paying my ex husband $623, for support. i live in another state. weve been marrie for more than 12 yrs. i raised a teen and 2 boys while still married. when i had my 3 kids with me in another state, i never ask their father to help me support our kids. but now that the court have asked to give the father a chance to raise the kids, so i said yes!.. then now wants me to pay support, thats half my check, which i also have kids and family to support here with me. he wants my kids and support which he makes more than me. system are not fair and not willing to be fair... i shouldve said "NO"! to the judge as its my right and i was married to their father and thats half my kids too!.. i have a home for my kids here with me when their father and my kids are living with my kids grandfather and my kids are always in a small room.
My husbands children live in our home, but yet we still have to pay the mother child support even though she gave a statement saying the children lived with us. She does not give us back the money spends it on herself and does not see or call the children. The only way we are told to get this dropped is to hire an Attorney at $2,500. What kind of system is that??
The Child Support System (CSS) has major flaws that need to be reviewed. The intentions are correct, but many parents abuse it. I have been financially supporting my daughter since infancy and continue to do so as it is my responsibility, but her mother moved away and changed her number when she was four. A couple of month before she left, I had served her court papers for joint custody because she took ownership of our daughter and would only let me take her at her convenience or when her lifestyle changed (new boyfriend.) She was a no-show at court 3 times, so my case was transferred to child auction unit. My case went no where. She is now 14 years-old. I found her through social media and contacted her. My time away from her can never be regained. I believe child support and custody right should be established at the same time. If mother's are willing and demand money; they should also be required to agree on a custody agreement.