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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Unfair. They'll leave the father broke and helpless while the mothers and their husband can live good off your income. Plus, the friend of court in Detroit, mi told me if I do a DNA and the child mine they'll going to make my child support higher so skip the process and accept the child. It's very unfair no help or consideration of the fathers.
Let me first say that as a woman that receives child support and is the custodial parent. Do I think the child support system needs to be looked at, certainly I do. I think women that hold their child away from the father is only causing great harm to the child and money shouldn't play a part in a father and child relationship. Now, to be fair, I have an ex husband that makes 90 thousand a year. I make 32 thousand. While he was working on his career I sat home and took care of the child. Someone has to raise the children of the other wants to advance their career and work 45 hrs a week plus sleep. Anyhow, we get divorced and they award me 1100 a month in child support. Now because I wanted a good relationship with my ex I went to the court and cut that in half cause he was complaining about all his bill ect ect. Well, he comes to pick up our daughter and his new fiancé shows me her brand new 5000 dollar engagement ring. As the years pass he leaves her gets remarried has another kid and gets divorced again, this time he finds another woman to marry ( 3rd time must b the charm) and she already had 3 kids from a previous relationship. So he has enough money to buy houses and get married and divorced like its his job and yet I'm sitting here wondering why he can't see why it's wrong to lower his first daughters child support to pay for a bunch of other kids. Our daughter didn't do anything wrong to deserve the back burner! Because I lowered the support 13 yrs ago they say I'm not entitled to a raise because I should be happy with what I get. That would b Deb Finney who threatened she would suggest to the judge a change in custody if I didn't lower his support and I find out it's cause she held a grudge from a man I dated ( her cousin) a decade before this ever happened. Talk about holding a grudge! So long story short, men are not the only ones that get screwed by the system. Heck my consumers bill is 500 a month and house payment is 900 a month and that's not counting any other bills like food that costs about 100 a week for 2 kids! So u can see that support payments do help with something other then getting my hair done cause I can't remember the last time I got my hair done lol. Oh yeah and my 97' Ford F-150 is a real show stopper lol so not all of us are taking the men to the cleaners.
My child mother is the custodial parent. She have now gave my daughter to me. Yes, kicked my daughter out and told her she can't stay with her anymore. With that said, I went to the child support office and let them know. They tell me to bring in proof of our daughter staying with me. I do so and they tell me to continue to pay child support. I ask them how will that be possible? I have two other kids, one I'm paying child support for, and the other is with my wife. Paying the monthly payment isn't the problem, but if I'm paying child support then it should be for the child. If the child is in my home then the monthly payment should stay in house I would think, but no! They want me to continue to pay the mother even if I gave them proof our daughter is in my household. I believe that's called spousal support. For me that shows a flaw in this system in my situation. Also I have another kid as I state earlier but I can't get child support reduced even if it has been three years. This child support system need to ne reevaluated and corrected. I hope this petition to Congress will be heard and something happens.
I am very angry with the way child support makes it seem that you don't give a dam about your kids when you struggle financialy and live from pay check to paycheck . I was at the attorney generals office in Texas and read a poster that read "Paying Child Support Means You Care." Money could never illustrate how much I love my kids. The system is screwed up when you're the father and the non custodial parent.
There should also be required monthly proof to the courts that the monthly is not being spent frivolously on non custodial items. If the money is put on a card, then money spent on that card should be monitored to make sure it is being spent properly. If a purchase made doesn't fall into a 'direct support' for the child, then it should be red flagged just like a normal bank would do. And the mother should report her spendings (receipts and such) to show she is buying things specifically for the child and not for herself or somebody else. Ex: A mother getting her hair and nails done would not be considered support. A mother buying shoes and purses and clothes for herself or somebody else should be red flagged. Bottom line, there should be restrictions on the money card for child oriented purchases and money should not be allowed to be withdrawn off the card unless given a valid excuse. Just as the courts monitor payments or lack thereof by the father, the mother should be monitored for her spending on payments rec'd.
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i have a daughter.... She's three years old.... I have held my daughter down for all three years due to her mother's excessive outgoing acts and selfishness , in regards to searching for another man to be with... Nights on end, I had my daughter with me... Laying under my heart each night, while her mother bounce around and party all night til the sun rise... When I decided to leave, she places me on child support, only because of bitterness and hatred... She blatantly told me that she never wish I existed.... And wish I can just fade away... But as a result of these issues my daughter is who I ultimately care for...

My child's mother manipulates the system, from causing scenes to call the police to press charges amongst other things that create hard tension upon myself... I am a military veteran, disabled, and still looking forward to succeed... Yet, she constantly places the system against me because she is too selfish to identify that I want to be in my daughters life... Period... She disregards texts messages of me asking each day to get my child, takes me on and off child care lists, and begs for more money each rip. However now that the system is involved with something that is blatantly unfair and unjust, they only look at the woman's point of view and takes it... Its messed up... but that how the system is designed.... Which indeed is for the WRONG REASONS... Though some ppl feel that they don't care for their child others REALLY WANT THE BEST FOR THEIR CHILD, yet the other parent keeps them away from them, and wants to rip you life to shreds in doing so... They defintely need to change these laws properly to accommodate those who want to be in their child's life yet the other parent won't allow them to be in their life...
i have a daughter.... She's three years old.... I have held my daughter down for all three years due to her mother's excessive outgoing acts and selfishness , in regards to searching for another man to be with... Nights on end, I had my daughter with me... Laying under my heart each night, while her mother bounce around and party all night til the sun rise... When I decided to leave, she places me on child support, only because of bitterness and hatred... She blatantly told me that she never wish I existed.... And wish I can just fade away... But as a result of these issues my daughter is who I ultimately care for...

My child's mother manipulates the system, from causing scenes to call the police to press charges amongst other things that create hard tension upon myself... I am a military veteran, disabled, and still looking forward to succeed... Yet, she constantly places the system against me because she is too selfish to identify that I want to be in my daughters life... Period... She disregards texts messages of me asking each day to get my child, takes me on and off child care lists, and begs for more money each rip. However now that the system is involved with something that is blatantly unfair and unjust, they only look at the woman's point of view and takes it... Its messed up... but that how the system is designed.... Which indeed is for the WRONG REASONS... Though some ppl feel that they don't care for their child others REALLY WANT THE BEST FOR THEIR CHILD, yet the other parent keeps them away from them, and wants to rip you life to shreds in doing so... They defintely need to change these laws properly to accommodate those who want to be in their child's life yet the other parent won't allow them to be in their life...
Child support is very unfair. Especially if the man never wanted the child in the first place and only the mother chose to keep it. My friend and this girl had a one night stand and she kept the baby and now put him on child support. This is an unfair system for men and something needs to be done immediately.