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 have 3 kids that I love dearly but with the mothers having to say whether they feel its safe for my child to be with me or not blows my mind to start with. The other thing that I\'m having is that I had my license suspended for something else in which I lost my job. I cashed in my 401 k plan to maintain my house until I\'m about to locate another job. Well, 6 months past and I was still looking for a job and my oldest child was coming back from college in which i got no help to pick her up from school. She is staying with me ( I\'m not married ) and child support had locked my money up so I had no way having paying my bills. On top of this; I could not send my oldest back to school and can\'t pay my mortgage. Now I'm about get my license back and I get a letter from child support saying they are going to suspend them. I call to let them know of my situation and the person the phone says there is nothing they can do about it. I am about get back on my feet to pay them back they are not helping at all; instead allowing me to have a harder time to get the money to pay the arrears. One of my kids are living in a bad environment and I can't do anything about it. The government has stripped the term for men to suppliers and workers ( like slaves ). That is a mental disfunction. Fathers need help also. Thanks
I have 3 kids that I love dearly but with the mothers having to say whether they feel its safe for my child to be with me or not blows my mind to start with. The other thing that I'm having is that I had my license suspended for something else in which I lost my job. I cashed in my 401 k plan to maintain my house until I'm about to locate another job. Well, 6 months past and I was still looking for a job and my oldest child was coming back from college in which i got no help to pick her up from school. She is staying with me ( I'm not married ) and child support had locked my money up so I had no way having paying my bills. On top of this; I could not send my oldest back to school and can't pay my mortgage. Now I'm about get my license back and I get a letter from child support saying they are going to suspend them. I call to let them know of my situation and the person the phone says there is nothing they can do about it. I am about get back on my feet to pay them back they are not helping at all. One of my kids are living in a bad environment and I can't do anything about it. The government has stripped the term for men to suppliers and workers ( like slaves ). That is a mental disfunction. Fathers need help also. Thanks
My wife has always been a money spender. We have always been in debt because of her through 11 years of marriage and three children. I landed a very, very good paying job through years of hard work in my career. Once I got this job my wife filed for divorce. She has completely changed and now is raking me for over $1800/mo!!! This is on top of her salary as a teacher. I should be able to take care of my kids just like her. But when I pay 20% of my Net income (that means im taxed on the support payments), I can barely get by myself and save a little money. So she gets to take that money and use it on the kids as she sees fit with no input from me. How is that fair? I dont get to take my kids shopping for school clothes, she does. I dont get to buy them and their friends a night at the movies, she does. What do my kids see? They see dad can't afford anything because he give mom money to pay for them, and they see mom spending money on herself.
The current system is screwed up. I for one want to have full custody of my kids and see them more, but the system sided with my wife simply because her job as a teacher "looks better" and means she can "care for the kids" better. Really? I didnt ask for this divorce. It was handed to me from her. One idea I have is to have the courts dictate that the children are 50% custody. Half the time they are with dad, half the time with mom. Trade weeks or months. Also, dont exchange money. Force the parents to live within 10-20 miles of each other. If one of them wants to move, or needs to for a job, then instill a custody and support agreement. This way it might make a woman think twice if she's filing for divorce, and it might make a man think twice knowing he has to have his kids 50% of the time instead of just 80 nights per year.
PLEASE...FIX...THIS....NOW!!!
Completely Unfair!!!
May 2005 my ex wife closed the case for my child support and she waived the rears. in 2010 not knowing i paid off her welfare she gotten over the years at 2014 i was told by a new case worker that my ex wife reopened the case in September 2011.now all three of my kids are all over the age of 20 so my question is how does this works ,i was not informed that the welfare she got was paid off by me and i was not informed that she reopened the case in 2011 is this law for real or do they just got licence to rip people off .
The child supoprt laws are very unfair. First of all child support was created a long time ago because mothers usually got primary custody of the children and back then they were generally stay at home moms. Therefore, they could not get a well paying job to support themselves and thier children after a divorce. Now in the 21st century things are much different. Fathers are fighting for custody and winning. However, the mothers still do not make NEAR what the father makes have to pay child support to a father that does not NEED the money to support the child. Child Support laws are so archaic and not based on what is required in the present time. The "mother' that is paying child support is not able to purchase a home or even afford to live in an apartment by themselves. If they were to get an automobile that required payments, well that is just out of the question. Not to mention the paying parent is covering the medical insurance and still is required to pay half the medical bills. Even though her income does not allow for that. The paying parent doesn't get to claim any of this money going out on taxes nor do they get to claim the child on taxes. The receiving parent doesn't have to claim the child supoprt as income. The receiving parent claims the child on taxes. It is about time that the child support laws be looked at and adjusted on a case by case basis regarding the financial support. I guarantee you if father's wouldn't have to pay child support or as much or if they didn't receive child support because the other parent wasn't making as much money as he was, they would not fight the children. It's all about money. I'm not saying EVERY father or mother fights for their children for the reason of child support but in MOST cases if a FATHER is fighting for custody it's because of child support or to hurt the mother. I say look at the parent financial position that gains primary custody...vs that of the non custodial parent. Then put together worksheet of how much the non custodial parent makes and give allowances for housing, food, clothing, medical, transportation, insurance etc. Then determine the amount of child support if any needs to be paid. If a parent falls behind why put them in jail if they are working. How is that parent going to pay if they are sitting in jail. They will lose their job. It is a stupid stupid law. It is imperative that these child support laws be scrutinized.
The system is biased towards the bio mom, every single time. It is really a joke, and family court system is also a joke. Where is the proof of the support spent on the child, not brand new cars, rent free because she is 36 and still lives with her parents, after 11 years...yes, still at her mommy's house and has a decent job...but let's just keep taking and taking...we have 29 more months...thank goodness.
I have one child that has lived with me for over a year now and two that still live with their mother. I am required to pay child support for both the kids living with there mother and she is not required to pay anything for the child living with me. The child that lives with me left the mother because of physical and mental abuse and has to go without because the state requires I pay the mother and does not require her to pay anything for her child living with me. Why does the government support and encourage dead beat moms? I have no problem paying for my half of the child support for my kids but is disgusting that women are not required to pay child support for their kids. Shame on congress and the state governments for encouraging dead beat mothers and taking from one child to give to the others.
Fix the system! It is way out of date.
The system is so biased for the receiving party. They should be required to prove where the money is spent each month. I pay $1300 a month due to my high salary for ONE 5yr old child!
Child support should be equal and based how much that child really needs for their age group not on how much a parent's salary is. A 5 year old child doesn't need $1,000 a month. There should be a fair system. A 5 year old needs no more than $200-300 a month. I pay $1000 because my salary is high buy if my salary was lower I'd pay much cheaper. The system is not fair.
Father's are getting robbed by women. We are living in tough economic times.
Child support should be equal and based how much that child really needs for their age group not on how much a parent's salary is. A 5 year old child doesn't need $1,000 a month. There should be a fair system. A 5 year old needs no more than $200-300 a month. I pay $1000 because my salary is high buy if my salary was lower I'd pay much cheaper. The system is not fair.
Father's are getting robbed by women. We are living in tough economic times.
I think it is a sin that fathers are getting financially raped. It is unjust! When "child support" comes into play, it should be equal! It took two to make the child, it should take two to support the child.Time to treat good fathers with repect and fairness.