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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Not all mothers are sitting home living off their ex husband. I definitely agree the laws need to be changed but for anyone to call all women lazy or are taking advantage of the system is just as wrong as it is to call all men deadbeat dads. There are women out there that should be helping to support their children just as much as there are men that should be helping to support to their children . My ex husband hasn't paid support in over 18 months. We have been in court numerous times since October 2013. At every hearing he is threatened with going to jail but nothing ever happens. He has technically been in cotempt at every hearing but he makes up some lie and the judge takes his word. My ex husband was fired from his job in August 2013. He worked for his Uncle's seafood business and was fired for stealing thousands of dollars from the company. My ex husband had admitted to having a drug problem and in October 2013, we had our had our 1st contempt hearing where the judge decided to excuse my ex husband from his responsibility of sharing in the support of his 16 year old son. Since he was trying to get his life together for the 5th time at the age of 40 she placed our support order in a non-financial status which means he was able to obtain employment so therefore wasn't being held responsible for paying support. Now, if my ex husband had been in an accident or had become seriously sick I can understand the non- financial status, but for a grown man who decided to start using drugs in his late 30's doesn't seem fair to my son or myself, especially since my ex husband made the decision to do drugs which led to him being fired from the company. The arrears were up to $7,000 which my ex husband had just paid off his arrears totaling $10,000 through an injury insurance claim intercept. It is now March 2015, my ex husband sti doesn't have a job. He is still using drugs although he has been through rehab twice in the last 18 months. Not only has he not been held responsible the court has forgiven his arrears of $7,000. Our last contempt hearing was on 2/18/2015 and,the judge ordered my ex husband to have a full time job by 3/1/2015 and to call his caseworker no later than 3/1/2015 with his employer's information. However, he didn't have a job and he called on 2/27/2015 to advise the court that he had 2 job interviews the week of 3/2/2015. Again, nothing was done although my ex husband is clearly in contempt since he was ordered to call with his full time jobs employers's information. He wasn't ordered to get a job interview but a full time job. This has been what has happened at every hearing. Meanwhile, I'm trying to get over time as much as I can and unlike my ex husband I do have a didisability that I didn't create for myself. In April 2012 I was diagnosed with narcolepsy. So I really don't understand why my ex husband is receiving $200.00 a month in food stamps and $100.00 a month in cash. I'm now 42 years old, I have a collge degree and I make e
Child support laws are unfair when it comes to having 50/50 custody. I have to pay 100% of the time when my ex is perfectly capable of being self sufficient! If you have 50/50 custody then there shouldn't even be child support paid to the lesser earning parent. There is no incentive for the lesser earning parent to better themselves if they continue to receive $ from the other parent.
My brother is a single dad and the biological mother is $7.000 dollars behind in child support and the Colorado courts do not care. A man would be in jail or have his wages garnished.
My brother is a single dad and the biological mother is $7.000 dollars behind in child support and the Colorado courts do not care. A man would be in jail or have his wages garnished.
My ex wife makes 100k a year while Im scraping by, giving her 1/3 of my total income. Complete ******** system.
My ex wife makes 100k a year while Im scraping by, giving her 1/3 of my total income. Complete ******** system.