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Paying child support to a mother that has been in jail the past 8 months. She just got out today, I'm sure she's on her way to buy clothes and food for our 2 children as we speak. $800 a month to her and I'm going to lose my rental property. Seems a little unfair.
As a Custodial Parent of two wonderful children and also a soon to be step mother of two children I fully agree this system is broken. I have and ex-husband who is ex law enforcement that uses his knowledge to bend and break the rules in the child support system and goes about his daily life unfazed. On the other hand my fiancÚ struggles daily attempting to make sure his children are supported and cared for to the best of his abilities yet continues to be harassed by child support and has been pushed to the point that he may loose his current job that allows him to financially provide for his children. If this happens he will be unable to pay his child support. Then what happens? That's right, jail. Where his children are deprived of his presence and he financially is unable to provide for them. After he has an arrest on is record how many employees will be jumping to hire him? My ex who hasn't paid child support and doesn't plan on it and has moved completely across the country deserves this type of treatment for his abandonment of his children. My fiancÚ however who wants to take his children on trips or hunting or fishing cant even do so because this system denies him that ability. The current system has thrown all men into one category and abandons them, cripples them. The men we expect to help lead our children by example are emasculated. Where is the emphasis on parent involvement when a court refuses to adjust support so a man may take his kids to the movies and tells him to simply get a second or third job if he's unable to simply find the money to care for his children when he has them. What time is left for good quality parenting time? It doesn't. It leaves a father begging his children to understand why he is too busy working to pay child support while the mother sits back with a second income (financially more than a low income family might make in a month) and he watches his money pay for vacations etc he will never get with his children. We wonder why men give up or run out or get jobs that pay under the table. I can only hope someone in a position of power has the ability to bring about change and that this system is corrected.
My sons mother has taken me to freind of the court over forty times. And not with her intended purpose of getting money but to capitalize on the fact that I make little money which is constantly bringing my arrears up. She doesn't care about the money she just wants me in jail which she verbalizes at every court date and freind of the courts reaction when I filed for a modification was you can make more money. I was working 55-65 hours a week every week and would only take home $150-200 a week. I couldn't make more money! So now all these show cause hearings keep happening like the next one I have in 2 weeks and I am now a wreck. I've been put through this so many times with the fear of is this going to be the day I loose my freedom and my family have to go through the hurt of me loosing my freedom just to please this lying vindictive women that has 3 kids from 3 different men? I can't even function as a normal productive man in society anymore because I'm anxiety ridden and always waiting for when and what next. The courts have impowered this women and all women to, (if they choose) destroy any and all forms and chances of having anything resembling a normal life. It's not right or civilized for me to do everything I can and have to wonder everyday IF I'm going to jail, it's not a question of if but when. I can not keep living like this mentally and physically.
Laws and guidelines in Pennsylvania regarding child support MUST be changed. I'm sure no one high enough with enough authority will even read this but I have to try anyway.
I am a divorced father who is struggling to get by and on the verge of bankruptcy. Many times already the bank seized my accounts to take child support. This should not be allowed! How can I survive with my accounts seized! I was even told by a veteran court employee that the more money the court collects makes them look good and helps to maintain and increase funding for the department! In addition, my ex-wife is a money hungry resentful person who tries to take everything from me she is able to. How can the court not take into account, your complete financial situation? I work hard, have a budget, save as much as possible and the court takes it so my ex-wife can get pedicures. There needs to be changes, please! The system is unjust and custodial parents are not using the money for the allocated purposes. Please change the system.
Laws and guidelines in Pennsylvania regarding child support MUST be changed. I'm sure no one high enough with enough authority will even read this but I have to try anyway.
I am a divorced father who is struggling to get by and on the verge of bankruptcy. Many times already the bank seized my accounts to take child support. This should not be allowed! How can I survive with my accounts seized! I was even told by a veteran court employee that the more money the court collects makes them look good and helps to maintain and increase funding for the department! In addition, my ex-wife is a money hungry resentful person who tries to take everything from me she is able to. How can the court not take into account, your complete financial situation? I work hard, have a budget, save as much as possible and the court takes it so my ex-wife can get pedicures. There needs to be changes, please! The system is unjust and custodial parents are not using the money for the allocated purposes. Please change the system.
Although financially supporting your child is important, it takes more than money to raise a child. The child support system may have had good intentions when it was 1st created but times have changed. Child support has transformed into a brick wall that separates the mother and the father and takes all importance away from the child. The system is all about money. This is destroying the parent's ability to come together and raise their children. The amount of money that the court system legally required the noncustodial parent to pay is sometimes outrageous. They are taking aways drivers licenses and even incarcerating the parent, mainly the fathers for falling behind, which limits their ability to earn wages. They don't care if you are disabled or if the custodial parent has no job. They are making the children choose sides with the parent that has custody, while looking at the noncustodial parent as a Dead Beat. There is no system for accountability set up for the custodial parent. This is why so many are not willing to take the noncustodial parent off of child support and work together, once that parent gets on his or her feet. It is also why so many noncustodial parent aren't willing to do any additional for their children, because the court system call if a gift as it has no value. Disabled veterans that have children aren't given any credit when the VA covers the cost of their children's college, leaving the noncustodial parent free of responsibility. Once the child is 18, they still continue to force the noncustodial parent to pay a parent who is no longer raising a child, as if the noncustodial parent is Indebted to them. All odds are stacked against the noncustodial parent, who often stop working, lose the house and cars because of the unfair treatment and garnishment of a large portion of that hard earned income. They treat the noncustodial parents like criminals but restricting their travel in and outside of the U.S. Lastly, the court system makes it very hard to challenge any wrong doings on the part of the custodial parent. Please help me take a stand against a system that are tearing families apart and leaving the children to feel like a piece of property and not a child.
Men are not just ATMs. They are also fathers.

Children should be provided for EQUALLY by BOTH parents.
Child Support court needs to have a jury put in play during the hearings. It's a joke to have a judge make the final decision on these cases. This is why so many people get railroaded. The system is broken. We, the citizens of this country demand this system gets revamped and stop using people as a away to make extra money to support the government.
This child support system is a joke they let the childs mother sit on there lazy butts let them collect welfare, housing, medical and also give them child support while the father who is in there kids life trying to do something and working hard to make sure there time with there kids became good memories the system is geared toward these lazy*****females just do what they want but at the same time they need to making checks on them making sure there using the money for the children and not to be misused also need to have a time limit on all government programs some of these girls (I call them girls cause a women will make sure she has her ducks in a row) are making a career out of being on welfare those programs are for people who need help,disabled or who cant work for real reasons this system real needs to be revamp for real.
This child support system is a joke they let the childs mother sit on there lazy butts let them collect welfare, housing, medical and also give them child support while the father who is in there kids life trying to do something and working hard to make sure there time with there kids became good memories the system is geared toward these lazy*****females just do what they want but at the same time they need to making checks up on them makin sure there using the money for the children and not to be misused also need to have a time limit on all government programs some of these girls (I call them girls cause a women will make sure she has her ducks in a row) are making a career out of being on welfare those programs are for people who need help,disabled or who cant work for real reasons this system real needs to be revamp for real.
Child support should have more rules and regulations on what the receiving party does with the money. Its not "THEIR MONEY" its money to help ensure that the child/children have what they need to live life. that old B.S. about light gas, food etc is lame and played out. The parent would have to pay for those items if they didn't have a child but they do. Also i think it should be 100% mandatory for them to have to work to continue to receive child support. My child is 13yrs old and im sure in PA im sure children dont consume 500 worth of expensies. New rules and laws need to be put into place ASAP
I have to face serial evictions and a severely reduced quality of life for the children in my care. I give well over half my income for child support that is used to keep me states away from my own flesh and blood. Meanwhile, my ex-wife is living fabulously on 3 incomes since she remarried. Why is it that my life should consist of constant heartache, poverty, and diminished paternal rights? I was denied electronic conference to my own hearing! The system is broken! Men like me are made to suffer egregiously post divorce/breakup and exist as a living testament to the lack of moral turpitude and fairness in family court proceedings.
I'm a mother who is owed over $60,000 in back child support but I don't receive a dime. My boyfriend pays child support and when he fell behind they took all the money from his taxes and sent them to his ex wife who keeps popping out kids and doesn't work. She's on number 3 now all different dads. My big issue is most of that money that is sent is from my boyfriend claiming our 2 children we have together. How is that fair? No tax money to support our kids but hey let's send it to someone who scams the system by asking her ex mother in law to send her thousands of dollars and not report it to her state caseworker. We struggle to get by while this woman uses her money to go on trips with her soon to be 6 kids a live in boyfriend(3 stepkids) but then has the nerve to call up saying oh my daughter needs pants,coat etc... So nice considering we get most of our clothes free from clothing centers to make ends meet. Yeah unfair I would say.
My child collects Social security benefits from me every month and other money's when she's with me. Now I'm working her moms screaming for child support.
My kids mom is a meth addict using welfare and child support to keep her Meth habit going for her and her boyfriend. This is pathetic. Do something about it please. The system is back wards. FIX IT. Women should at least work part time to get welfare. What a joke.
I make the same amount as my ex-wife, who is an RN. I have my daughter every Thursday, Every other Tuesday, the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of the month, holidays and summer break. Why do I need to pay her mother $600 a month child support, when I need to provide my daughter with a room and electric and food, plus child care in the summer?? On top of that, I have to keep insurance on my daughter which adds on another $200.00. The mother, who had an affair, gets to live like a queen while I barely scrape by. These rules need to be updated in Texas. And we also need to fix the support that non-custodial parents get from the Child Support Division. Will anybody ever update these laws to the current times?
I make the same amount as my ex-wife, who is an RN. I have my daughter every Thursday, Every other Tuesday, the 1st, 3rd, and 5th weekends of the month, holidays and summer break. Why do I need to pay her mother $600 a month child support, when I need to provide my daughter with a room and electric and food, plus child care in the summer?? On top of that, I have to keep insurance on my daughter which adds on another $200.00. The mother, who had an affair, gets to live like a queen while I barely scrape by. These rules need to be updated in Texas. And we also need to fix the support that non-custodial parents get from the Child Support Division. Will anybody ever update these laws to the current times?
This needs to be investigated! I share 50%custody of my daughter, i love my daughter and cherish my time with her, i take her to school pick her up and help her with her homework and im very involved in her school. But when her deadbeat mom decided to enroll in a c.a. program. Did l.a. county or the state check with me first. No they did not. Judge jury and executioner. All because i dont live in the home automatically i have to pay child support. Without taking into consideration all i do for my daughter. Jerks in government should investigate before condemning people.
I am paying child support for my 2 children that live in Colorado,while i live in North Carolina My ex-wife took our children to Colorado without me know til it was to late. the have been living there going on 10 years now and I have seen a total of 14 days since 2005. I have filed motion after motion to have my child support reduced so I could have the opportunity to go visit my children. North Carolina child support courts currently have me paying $674.00 a month with me making $9.00 an hour. Since they have been living in Colorado longer than 6 months. I have to travel to Colorado to have anything done about custody. That's impossible with me paying that amount of child support making $9.00 an hour. It's impossible to hire a lawyer due to the amount of support I'm paying. It's impossible to go visit my children. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. My ex-wife will not help me in anyway to pay for their airfare so they can come visit me. The situation is causing numerous problem with my current marriage. I am tired of just sitting around and taking what the courts are doing to me and people I know in the same situation I'm in. My hands are tied due to all of our paychecks and only having meer change to last us til our next paycheck. Child support needs to reformed. Do away with the guidelines and look at each case individually. Make it easier for the good father like myself to see their children who live 1,800 miles away. Make custody/visitation agreements mandatory before child support is even established. Let's make this right and make it fair. Change child support laws!
How Does Someone Get Sued For Not Having Work?? These Laws Are Ridiculous and Non beneficial To Either Party...
I work 40 hours a week at 11 an hour i only get half my check 200 a week after support i pay 200 a month just to get to work because its an hour away i go hungry all the time if i didnt have free rent id be homeless how is this fair ? ill cant go on like this anymore my car will break down and i wont have the money to fix it then ill loose my job then fall behind again i love my kids but why do i have to suffer like this i never wanted to leave my kids...i just want to give up on life
Even though the child needs it why are the Dads the only ones that have to pay, mother can work too and share financial responsibilities, I pay over $2000 per month, so the mother doesn't have to work.
I have two children with my ex-wife ages 12 & 14. For six years I had them three days a week which required me to drive them to and from school 40min each way during my visitation days. They never missed school and I paid $789.00mos. Two years ago She decided to move 1 1/2hrs away in the same county and I was unable to stop her. As a result my support increased because my time with them decreased. It went to just over $1,000 per mos. In order to live better than paycheck to paycheck, I took a job with another agency 2hrs from my home. This job required a college degree (B.A.) costing me about $30,000 in student loans. She took me back to court since I increased my wage and she now receives $1,400mos. With this increase plus the cost to get to work I'm in the same boat, just with a much longer commute. There was very little considerations to the amount it cost me to drive to and from my new job or the cost of my student loans. I should also add...I petitioned the court 3 times to become the custodial parent and was told no three times. I love my kids and I agree support should be paid, however the way it's set up the State of California provides her with all the power in this parenting relationship and I have little say in the matter. Fathers need their voices heard too...
When I got divorced I moved and left her everything. She hadn't had a job in quite awhile and I paid for everything. I took my truck and clothes and started my whole life over with nothing. It's been almost 4 years and I'm finally at a point where I can afford my child support and normal bills and not have roommates and afford my own place to call home. All of a sudden my child support gets doubled 3 weeks before I plan on moving out. So now I have to sell my vehicle which I still owe money on and wait even longer to move out and I'm probably gonna have to get a second job. Hell with the increase in child support I can't even afford to go get my kids and spend time with them. Basically the system is forcing someone who has never missed a payment or even been late on a payment to start there life over yet again. It's not right or fair I agree with paying child support but when the amount prevents that person from being able to have a home of their own or afford normal monthly bills that's not right.
I get that dead beat dads are horrible but how is it justified when mothers NOT ONLY DO NOT CONTRIBUTE FINANCIALLY, also steal their child's money (hence the term "child support)?? As a woman with no children, I am sick of single mothers getting benefits, tax breaks, always armed with the excuse at work as to why they have to leave early, patting themselves on the back for being "strong" and even worse, won't hesitate to announce, "he OWES ME." There should be NO child support. A couple separating should have to live conveniently and SHARE custody, end of story. Once a parent starts lacking responsibilities THEN start the legal process! Stop giving incentives for divorce and unwanted pregnancies!!!!!!!! Us women can't demand equal rights UNTIL the bill comes due.
My wife left me because she was "ready to move on" here in ga they ahev no fault divorce so she doesn't need an excuse to just walk out. She will be taking 1/4 of my pay for chiold support and moving to a more expensive place with her friend who is doing the same thing to her spouse. We make nearly the same amount of money. I can't claim anything on taxes for child support. I can't get earned income credit because of the cut offs while she gets to because the cut off is way higher when claiming 1 dependant. I understand that this system is designed to help support the child. But it is screwing hood hard working men and taking their lives away from them. The cost of living these days is too high. I'll never be able to afford a house or a new car. I have to live off 400 every month. And that's before food gas clothes toilitries anything. We need tax breaks for men who pay child support too many women are repaint the benefits of leaving their men for nothing.
My wife makes as much as me; she decides to have an affair, gets custody of kids and I'm stuck paying child supports and is entitled to my retirement. Crazy! To me when you make the decision to cheat, you decide you don't want any retirement. The percentages for child support need to be changed. It's too much. The male counterpart is usually thrown into the realm of poverty while the woman's lifestyle is much improved. The woman's income ability to provide should be taken into consideration- like the difference be the incomes, then take a percentage of that.
A friend of my has 2 children his ex has dragged back and fourth to court for silly things. How can a woman who took a $5,000 pay cut at a family company 6 months after the divorce now get free health insurance and assistance. How can she start off with $900 dollars a month in child support and get to claim both children at tax time and make out with $8000 dollars or more because she's low income and has 2 children? How can woman lie on her court financial papers and get all this. Not only that she takes him back to court for an extra $100 dollars a month for the children's activities so now it's $900 a months but here's the kicker he tells the judge his child is a minor without proper working papers working for the activities the child is doing, not only that the child is being dropped off by the mother or grand parents and its 30 minutes away. The judge oks the extra $100 for activities and tells him she's learning responsibility. Well that's great judge but maybe the mother should learn some she works less than 30 hrs a week never has both her kids at the same time she can't even afford these expensive activists but sure take another $100 from him, and at tax season make him pay another $900 dollars. How is this fair??? He called RI department of child support to ask if he could get records of what she was spending the money on the woman told him she can spend it on what ever she wants he has no say if she wants to eat out every night at expansive restaurants she can. Grades are slipping, clothes are too small and have holes, boots have holes in them. I'm not knocking the mothers who use the system correctly but you only hear about dead beat fathers what about the fathers who are struggling because of mothers who are abusing the system. There really needs to be an investigation. I think tax records should be provided 5 years before child support is issued I think both parents should be sat down to discus what their financial status was together and now, and I think you should put a time frame on the patent getting the support they need to step up and work as hard as the other patent is how is he suppose to fight his court case if he has no money for a lawyer. I honestly look at this man every day and tear up he loves his children and no matter how hurtful his ex is to him or what she says about him to his children he takes them when he's suppose too, takes them when she can't and never speaks one bad word about her. If it wasn't for our faith in God I don't even want to know where we would be. If nothing changes nothing changes...
I am a single mother of two and I do receive a little over $400 a month in child support. While it helps, when I'm in between jobs and helps even when I do have a job, its completely unfair. I don't ever spend that much money on my kids on a monthly basis, and with state assistance on top of it, it makes a great nest for a dead beat mother, which I am not, but a dead beat mother in my opinion is a mother who receives the money then turns around and uses it for drugs and alcohol, not the things that are necessary in everyday life for those kids. I am currently with someone who has to pay child support. He got a second job so he could pay his bills and it turns out, the more money he makes the more he has to give to his ex wife, who is an addict and lives with another man who is on record dealing to minors. How is this fair to my partner or the person who pays child support to me? It's not, and if anything it's highway robbery. And really ladies and gentlemen, you should probably choose more wisely on who you have sex with!
i was in the military for 11years and paying 2 to 3k a month to a woman for child support up until may 2013. and what happened i tried to get in touch with her she told me basically i owe her and i wasn't making that much at the time. and then the military lowered down to 600 a month but i was paying her that on top of the agreement we had and i saw what she was doing on instagram wow she was parting up and smoking cigars.
It is not fair that I pay a major chunk of my paycheck on child support. Don't get me wrong, they are my children and I have NO problem covering costs for them. I have to pay her tons of money while she also works and makes almost that which I do. She has a lavish house with all new everything inside while I live in a small rental and barely make it. I can't go out as I can't afford to so I sit at home. I have to drive over 7 hours one way to see them and when the military moves me it will be even further. I must cover travel costs and anything I do with them, including feeing them, when I have them. I can't afford this! I love them with all my heart and will strive to see them all I can and be a good father, but I have a hard time affording it. Please fix the child support payment system and start allowing it to be tax deducible!
I make a good amount of money and my ex was not wanting to put me on child support. The court decided to start a child support case and from there on she started asking for money over and over. As soon as the Court case was over she went around asking how will she get her money and how fast will she get it. These laws are unjust and are not helping out my new family. I am married now and its hard to support my family with just $200/week with deductions. I can't even by a house for my wife and daughter. She has a boyfriend who works and helps pay her bills and she works as well. They never asked them for her checks to see the amount she makes why is it only towards the men!
I am told to pay 65% of all the child fees and $459 a month and start at over $11,000 behind even though we were together for the 1st year of our child's life and then she was convicted of child neglect. I had 100% sole custody of our child no child support then state of Florida says your not married so the child goes back to the mother after her classes. Since that day and it's been a year in a half now I've been paying $60 a week. Now she wants more money since I have been trying to better my child's and my life. When does the law make things 50/50?
Iowa Child Support is unfair in several ways and needs to be changed.

My husband has a bachelors degree, works as a full-time teacher, pays a large amount in child support and only brings home $250.00 weekly. His ex and her husband both work full time, have no college educations and bring home 3 times as much money as our household. She lives lavishly while we struggle to pay our bills while also having the child half the time. For the record yes I am college educated, work full-time but only bring home $21,000 yearly.
The point of this is that what we pay in child support is considered cash that we receive. It is unfair that if we apply for medicaid as a secondary insurance for pregnancy as one example, we have to count what is paid (even though we don't even touch the money) for child support as income we receive. This is money that we don't have and should be counted as a deduction. It is also unfair that people who receive child support do not have to list child support as income when applying for benefits. This is absolutely unjust. State assistance is abused because of this technicality. Regardless, parents who receive child support should be required to count this as income! This is free cash in there hands! This is household income. They should be required to pay the taxes on this income because they are the ones receiving this.

The government needs to realize what this unfair system does to families who have to pay large amounts of support. According to society and women's wages, men are supposed to be the ones providing for their family. This is impossible when men are required to pay well over 30% of their income to another family and there spouse being a woman makes much less.

Basically it is this...You have two separate families, all four adults work. You take a large amount of money from one working family, put them in financial hardship and give it to another family so they can live lavishly. The family that is struggling and can barely make ends meet, apply for assistance and can receive NONE because it looks like their income is good and they are well off. Yes it looks good on paper but in the grand scheme of things it is terrible! If this would change I feel that there would be a lot less complaints about the child support system being biased and one sided. Families should not be put into financial hardship because of a broken, unjust system.
This government CAN't continue to force peoplpe to pay child support when they don't force companies and corporations to pay liveable wages.

I say everyone needs to file exempt and stop paying taxes to this government who railroads it;s citizens into slavery.

THE DUMBEST LAW IN THE WORLD IS GOING TO JAIL FOR HAVING A CHILD!!!!!

EVEN WGHEN THE GOVERNMENT IS PAYED BY CORPIORATIONS TO KEEP SLAVE WAGES INTACT!!!!

I DIDN't SIGN UP TO BE A PART OF THIS COUNTRY OR TO FOLLOW THESE SLAVE LIKE LAWS!!!!!

If the government wants to implement fiar child support laws based on each parent being able to survive cool otherwise if They attack my life I'm going to attack the very fabric of this nation and cause chaos in every area I can.
You mess with me once I mess with you TEN FOLD.
You cost me and I cost you 10 fold.

I bring home $229 after taxes with a masters in PM and undergrad finance.

I am not a slve to this government and never will be.
Everytime I look at my checks I create additional chaos in other areas of concren for this government.
come after me and I come after you.
This law is ILLEGAL and there is no due process.

so, eliminate it!!!!1
Mothers should qualify for child support. It shouldn't just be handed to them. The court should consider also if she has another man or husband bringing in income, since the new husband is obviously supporting the family. Also the father shouldn't have to pay for Medicaid. Mothers should be obligated to pay for insurance as well. It is not fair for the father to have to struggle to support his ex, her kids, and his new wife and kids. It is ridiculous!
I was married 10 years, I have 3 beautiful children, my Ex-wife never worked but 1 job for 3 months and got fired, for missing to many days, I never asked her to work since I was the loving caring husband, while I was at work she found herself boy friends to mate with and decided to move one in and finalize the divorce that I submitted a couple years ago but I couldn't ever get her to the county required Kids Hurt 2 class for divorcing parents, so she gets states assistance to get a free lawyer to motion on my papers and gets out of the class and now her boyfriend lives with her and my children, I pay their bills and he works, with 2 kids of his own that he drawls child support from his ex wife that he cheated on with my exwife.
When my kids come and visit they have terrible clothes and are always hungry.
I found dope in their house when I pick them up, they live in a very low end house on the wrong side of town.

But the state of Texas demands me to pay her dope habit and bills, and I only get to see my kids every other weekend, when that I have done nothing but love and support their entire lives. I care about their school and activitys,
Now I am the one struggling to work, pay and barley get to see my children, while my Ex-wife sits at home does nothing but smoke dope while kids are in school, I think the support case needs to be reviewed and it should be fair expenses for both party's.
She birthed the kids yes,but that doesn't mean she can sit at home like a cow grazing a pasture while I'm pulling the plow alone.

Please review and listen to the people.

Respectfully Submitted
I've been going thru this for 8 years now but I refuse to take anymore! South Carolina family court system has to change!!
I am a victim of this. i pay child support, and cant even see my kids.
I have a novel idea how about if a couple gets divorced each parent should have automatic 50 50 custody and no child support should be enforced unless one parent doesn't want the children how about that women have just as much right to work in this country as men women have the same rights as their male counterparts there is no reason for custodial and non-custodial parent your both parents be parents and stop this fighting over the kids for a paycheck .....anyway let's not forget women are really in control my ex wife now has my money her money and her new boyfriend money the only people that suffer is me and the kids when they visit because I'm trying to live on 800 bucks a month so we don't eat that well
I have a novel idea how about if a couple gets divorced each parent should have automatic 50 50 custody and no child support should be enforced unless one parent doesn't want the children how about that women have just as much right to work in this country as men women have the same rights as their male counterparts there is no reason for custodial and non-custodial parent your both parents be parents and stop this fighting over the kids for a paycheck .....anyway let's not forget women are really in control my ex wife now has my money her money and her new boyfriend money the only people that suffer is me and the kids when they visit because I'm trying to live on 800 bucks a month so we don't eat that well
Judges should be held ACCOUNTABLE for unjust and Down Right Corrupt Rullings.
This Bafoon Judge Owens in Tarrant County Fort Worth Texas should be Criminally Charged for Abuse of power.
Liberal Judges like this Idiot Owens do not give Fair Rulings.
The Dis-Honorable Judge in Tarrant County (presiding over my sons Case should face Criminal charges for NOT following the Law and ruining Lives by his unjust rulings and NO ONE HOLDS THESE CORRUPT IDIOTS ACCOUNTABLE !?!??!!!
WHO THE HELL POLICES THESE PIECES OF CRAP THAT MAKE IT TO THE BENCH !!!?
The X Wives can Lie, have a Police record for Domestic Violence, sleep with multiple Men have multiple Children, ABBUSE THE CHILD, brake the Law, be completely Unfit to be a parent and tell the Judge ( in this case Owens ) and the Women gets away with all of It and UNBELEABALBLY ( SHE's ) NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE !!!
To Anyone.
WTF !
The Sysyem IS Broke !!!!
I'm Ready to fight the System and Help these Fathrs who are being Taken to the Cleaners.
Owens needs to be Disbared and Procescuted.

I wish Someone would look into Who this Owens is.
My Money is He's Dirty.

A Very Frustrated Grand Parent.
Captain Jerry Nichols.
Grand Prairie, Texas. 75052
after the kids turn 18 there should not be arrears. only the mother will benefit from this not the kids they don't see the money .
My husband pays $600 a month for 2 kids we have 2 together he makes $11 an hour on commission..his caseworker told us he has no rights because he didn't ask for any when he was taken for child support. We cant make it by and our JFS counts his child support as housely income..I cant survive on nothing and his case worker also told me specifically if I want our 2 children to matter then I needed ro divorce him and take him for child support myself because until my children are part of their system they don't matter and his only obligations are to the 2 that are and if he were to loose a job they would take my check if my last name was the same as his so I have been married for 4 years and never changed my last name out of fear of not being able to take care of my babies. I am at my wits end and ready to hit the road running. I shouldn't have to divorce my husband formy kids to matter and I sshouldn't have to struggle to pay lot fee on a trailer and not even have a car when she's living large in a nice house with a nice car. Im tired of suffering. I deserve along with my children a chance at just being able to make it.
I have no problem paying child support but I think the following changes could help. First the support that is paid to the custodial parent should be transparent!!! If we could see where its going without having access to it would bring peace of mind also this would keep the other party honest in the purchases they make keeping the kids as the priority. Second and support that is paid and is able to be deducted by the other party, like mortgage interest paid ect should also be a deductible expense for he/she who is paying to help support that mortgage. A portion of child support should always be tax deductible! Third the total amount of support that is paid should only be a % of what the non custodial parent is making taking into consideration his/her living expenses and other family expenses. I realize that the kids should come first but if the non custodial parent can't pay his/her bills and their child support, both parties should realize that other human beings need to eat and have a roof over their heads besides the kids on the support order. Woman do get a bad wrap in this sensitive matter, my ex wife is as bad they come but I think when everyone involved is considered we can get along better and not be so upset about helping our kids receive the support they need.
Women suck and it's good to know that I'm not the only dad gettin screwed. I pay 280 per week and I get teo see my child one weekend a month. I have lost jobs cause of the apathy I have gained from this experienc, I have spent thousands and thousands on lawyers, I on top of that, I am not even allowed to have my daughter stay with me at my house because the mother says my grandma comes over to visit and smokes around her causing her to get sick. WHAT!!! No one smokes around my kid and i live in the burbs where everyone has land and enjoys life without having to lock their doors. So I visit with my child at other relatives houses. I wonder if my smoking granny could go see her over there. COURT IS IGNORANT and debilitating to men across the country. That's what the next president should work on is making the judges responsible for the decisions they make. No accountability is ruining someone's life. I missed almost 2 years of my daughters life and I've never been in jail or convicted of any crimes and on top of that, I am a registered NURSE and I'm not good enough to be a Dad. F--- that. My daughter loves me and she is my world. What is all this craziness doing to the kids when there is no need for this nonsense.
Women suck and it's good to know that I'm not the only dad gettin screwed. I pay 280 per week and I get to see my child one weekend a month. I have lost jobs cause of the apathy I have gained from this experienc, I have spent thousands and thousands on lawyers, I on top of that, I am not even allowed to have my daughter stay with me at my house because the mother says my grandma comes over to visit and smokes around her causing her to get sick. WHAT!!! No one smokes around my kid and i live in the burbs where everyone has land and enjoys life without having to lock their doors. So I visit with my child at other relatives houses. I wonder if my smoking granny could go see her over there. COURT IS IGNORANT and debilitating to men across the country. That's what the next president should work on is making the judges responsible for the decisions they make. No accountability is ruining someone's life. I missed almost 2 years of my daughters life and I've never been in jail or convicted of any crimes and on top of that, I am a registered NURSE and I'm not good enough to be a Dad. F--- that. My daughter loves me and she is my world. What is all this craziness doing to the kids when there is no need for this nonsense.
Women can lie and tell the judge they lied. Nothing happens to them. But I can be falsely accused and fighting for a year with KY child support and fl. Child support can ****up your life credit and reputation. Child support is a tool to keep child from there fathers. This has been happening since the 60's. I am tired of these women crying wolf and using children as pawns. Child support lacks the intelligence, common sense, and to see through the ********. There standard response is you are a no good SOB. I am surprised the support men pay. I was responsible for 85% ex-wife 15%. How in the world does that happen. It took 50 / 50 to conceive child. CHild support has to much power and they destroy fathers everyday. I only have One thing to say **** CHILD SUPPORT AND LIEING EX's. Judges don't do a thing about it they believe the women all the time. That is why men do not pay because the system is broken. The system is designed to crush fathers that only want the best for there children. The laws need to change and all lying women should go to jail. There are fathers out there that would do a better job than women hands down.
In CA they drop a letter off at a know residence.... Then deem you the father if you don't respond back. How do you respond back to a letter you never received? Now he has to pay for a child that he knows is not his, and one other tha is questionable. A self suffciant man has to suffer because a woman who has a boot full of kids wants to be supported by the system. Things need to change.
I have to pay $1500 per month, $400 per month on medical, 50% of co pays and dental and the mother doesn't work and married. How is this system do unfair that it doesn't take marital status, income status nor adjustment of garnished wages as the child ages. How does an uneducated consumer not producer to society rip all the benefits ? I worked my way through graduate school, I wasn't handed a silver spoon. We enable the unmotivated and underachievers and we, who have struggled in life have to pay for their lack of contribution. This has to change, it is such an enjustice.
My son pays 1400.00 a month on child support and she never let's him see his kids. Child support is based on regular wages and overtime? He is not left with enough money support himself and was told to live with family. There is something wrong with our system. Hid kids wanted to live with him so she made up a whole bunch of lies and filled a protective order on him, all lies.. so he can't even ca or have any contact with them not even his oldest that is 18 yes old and is no longer in school. But she can receive TANF, Food stamps,Housing and child support for over 18 years??? I have reported her on fraud because they were married for years and she never had reported it or even that she made her 18 year work and pay all the bills. Laws need to Change, train people and make them get a job.....

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