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 think this law is unconstitutional
Equal rights for children, fathers, and men. Stop this injustice.
Fathers for equal rights
Single mom's having babies has turned into a career oprion. If the mother can't afford to take care of the kids and needs ememnce amounts of money from the father, just let the father have em the mother can pay.
I also think there should be a way to track how they spend the money. Because they will take the money no matter what happens to me but we can't find out if that money go's to the kids
I am 100% opposed of any type of Welfare or state funding where women are allowed to have all the rights and men have none. This is never in the best interest of the children; therefore, there should be no breaks or free rides given based on gender or if one has children or not. This system is a waste of all tax payer's money...period.
If you're serious about change then come sign the petition that is going to help end the Family Law Corruption once and for all!

The child grows up with only one parent period change the law!
Child support in California is nothing but a scam! My son was born two weeks after my twenty first birthday to a mother I was no longer with. Out of spite she slapped me with a child support case. I've never been to college, and am currently homeless. I was ordered to pay $360 a month. There were times I was un-employed and couldn't pay (not that they care). Long story short 16 years later I owe $27,000 in child support and $22,000 in interest. That's almost 100% interest! I have never had the correct visitation with him, and his mom is never held accountable in any way. I have court ordered visitation and even when she hadn't complied and I call the police they refuse to help me. I'm currently homeless and owe a total of $49,000. However I am employed. Six months ago I started making steady monthly payments of $500 to try and put this behind me. Today I looked at my monthly statement I noticed the balance HAS NOT WENT DOWN AT ALL! Not a single dollar. This will loom over me for my entire life. I can't rent an apartment or buy a house or even obtain a passport. This is a scam by the state to collect revenue and nothing more.
I have 7 children two of which have graduated high school. One is in the U.S. Army continuing a legacy that started with me and his uncle. The other has moved to Maryland with her fiancé and my grandchild. I have always faithfully paid my child support knowing that it was my obligation to my children, I currently have five minors who are under the age of 18 years old. I recently had my license suspended because they say that I was not paying enough towards my child support. The state knows that two of my children have emancipated therefore are able to support themselves, but I continue to pay towards the back support owed to the best of my ability. I divide what income I have amongst myself and all my children including the ones whom have left the house to live on their own. While in court the enforcement officer and the lawyer for my the Department of revenue representing my childs mother did not take the time to understand or listen to my statement for why I could not pay the full amount. They DOR representative says that she felts as though I was keeping all my income for myself which was basically an assumption and not a fact. This upset me as a father because I will give my child my kidney or organs if needed. I have done the best I could until I was not able to I am currently 60% disabled and I have an appeal pending. I currently go to school fulltime so that I may become a better candidate for employment to help with my child support until I get a higher rating and I may qualify for social security. I never have experienced this type of issue before until now. I am veteran and I feel that they can do better. Not all fathers are dead beats some come on hard times and it throws things out of sequence causing a hard ship please let me know what I can do to help get a better more up to date childsupport law passed. I need my license because this suspension does not only hurt me but it hinders and hurts my children who are not on state enforced child support . Why not try training the non custodial for the employment world instead of throwing them in jail or suspending their license. This should only be done when the non custodial parent does not make an effort to help at all, not when they are trying. Allow the non custodial to state their case and not cut them off. You don't know what someone is going through and why they are not able to pay if you just assume they are doing otherwise.