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Kids are not paychecks!
I think during tax time the CP should have to prove all the money they spent on the child and only that child. My ex has another child from another man and her sister lives with her so there's 4 people living in that house. So, the rent and utilities would be divided by 4 and one fourth is the cost of housing the child. I should have to pay half of that one fourth. Also the CP would need to bring in receipts for everything spent on the child. If no receipt then the money wasn't spent. After all is calculated what ever money is over paid should be taken from the CP tax return and given back to me.
Example:
Amount proven to be spent on child-$7500.00.
Amount paid in child support $9300.00
Amount returned to NCP $1800.00
This seems like a really simple and fare way to regulate child support to me.
I think during tax time the CP should have to prove all the money they spent on the child and only that child. My ex has another child from another man and her sister lives with her so there's 4 people living in that house. So, the rent and utilities would be divided by 4 and one fourth is the cost of housing the child. I should have to pay half of that one fourth. Also the CP would need to bring in receipts for everything spent on the child. If no receipt then the money wasn't spent. After all is calculated what ever money is over paid should be taken from the CP tax return and given back to me.
Example:
Amount proven to be spent on child-$7500.00.
Amount paid in child support $9300.00
Amount returned to NCP $1800.00
This seems like a really simple and fare way to regulate child support to me.
I am in a very unfair situation. When I moved on years later and married. I was placed on child support.
I want to know why do they take your whole income tax check it dont make since for the fathers and hats tryin. What if a man work all year an want to start a buisness with his money he cant because the woman injoyin it an got no job havent worked all year so why we got to suffer
I want to know why do they take your whole income tax check it dont make since for the fathers and hats tryin. What if a man work all year an want to start a buisness with his money he cant because the woman injoyin it an got no job havent worked all year so why we got to suffer
It really need to be some changes my boyfriend have been locked up sinces may 30 2014 for a bench warrent for not appearing in court have been to court two times something need to change he don't have no money just sitting in jail they want give him a chances to be released so he can find a job to be able to pay his child support really need to change and give people a chances.
I think child support need new laws you locking people up just to get money a lot of people don't have money but you keep them locked up 6 or 7 months and they don't have no money or nothing just sits in jail need to be changed.
I think that this child support is blowed way out of proportion.a big money gimmick for the government. And they know nothing about the safety or health of our children. And the way they go about getting their figures on how much were supposed to pay is a bunch of BS.first off just let me say that I have my own house my own car my priorities are straight and my bills are paid and I work very hard everyday.and second off I am NOT a deadbeat dad and I do believe in helping take care of my child which I am more than happy to.so I'm going to start off by saying my ex wife has custody of our child we've been divorced for about 2 years now she only had a job while We was going through the divorceand hasn't had one since. she lives with her grandparentsand has no bills and doesn't pay for a thingand gets government assistance.as she has no intentions on even trying to find a job.and half of the time her grandparents or her parents are watching our child. I just can't understand for the life of me how they granted her full custody when I can show our child the right values of life and would be living in a stable home with all our child's needs met without being on any kind of government assistance as my ex wife is.and the other thing is I have no problem helping pay for our child I just know that not all of the money goes towards our child my ex wife would go out and get tattoos buy all her family dinner excetera excetera and yes my list can go on and on.something needs to be done about this child support s*** is way out of control.so I am all for this petition in whatever it takes to get it done. please help I can barely keep my head above the water
Some mother get assistance like section 8, food stamps and still want more money so that they can support other relationships and he gets to sit at home with her while I pay for his children's diapers and milk. Copies should be sent to Shild support on how they spend the money along with a receipt monthly. Plus random drug test to show where are money is really going.
I absolutely agree. I was a single mom prior to my re-marriage and I always worked and provided support for my children. My new husband shells out 30-40% of his income to pay child support to his re-married ex wife because she had another baby with her new husband who makes considerably more than we do combined. My husband and her children are all school age. He shouldn't have to pay additional support because she chooses to stay home to care for her new husbands baby.
I live in N.C And have to pay more then the 25% of my income, I have been told by N.C that nothing can be done seeing that the child support order is in another state, and that V.A will do nothing to change the ordered amount, On top of that , My Ex has on many occassions told me that the child I am and have been paying for for 8 years is not mine, I asked that a DNA test be done to prove it, and was denied because the state of V.A deems the child mine no matter what just cause the child was born while my EX and I were married. From everything I have found out I am not supposed to have to pay over 25% on my income, ( By Law) yet this LAW is not being FOLLOWED.
So yes my fellow American fathers this child support system is kinda a load of crap. I can understand if the father is a dead beat, but to make a system to push fathers away from his children is upserd and not justifiable.
So the mother wants to end the marriage and gets the house the equity and a car and the children. So she goes with out electric for weeks, house is at the end of forclousre,mother gets aressted Infront of children, child misses a lot of school, father tries for custody and still looses white paying over $130 a week. Ya she can't hold a job down either and lies in court. The father still looses custody in NY. The father visits his children all weekend and works full time all week. While the mother don't work can barely get the kids on the bus for school and sends the children to the father with junk clothes. This is OK??? This is America this is all based off of old out dated laws. So now you have a bitter children's mother, who don't work who would rather voulenteer than work full time or even part time for the children! This is right that she every 6 months who will take everything she can from the father who tries, who lives off of nothing to maintain a car to get to work, who drives 2hrs round trip to see his children. Then the state wonders why fathers give up! Support court says it's only money!! But yet the father is made to pay all medical!! Weekly copays for treatment for dr visits!!!
THIS IS AMERICA? These laws must change.
If the mother is able to make the same wage as the father then why don't she. The jobs out here suck!
So a father brings home less than half of gross because of taxes and support and yet the mother can get good stamps free rain on the children's fathers pay every 6months. And yes the mother is supose to pay half of medical but when father brings it up she don't answer and if the father don't pay then it goes on his credit. Where is the justice?

Some one must change this or there will be one more dead beat father out here because of a court backed greedy evil person who wanted the whole thing to end. Who told the father everyday a month after his brother died. Who got the children to tell me to leave.

So to all the young men out here don't have kids and don't get married. Because if it falls apart then your screwed

Not a judge, not the president of this once a great nation not the pope no one gives a crap. The law is the law America men are nothing men with greedy x wife's who don't work refuse to work because they can.

The father can barely afford a loaf of bread for pbj, gas to work, get the children ever weekend and can not do anything with them because he has no money. But yet the father must work 2,3 jobs and find time and money to pay support, taxes, ins, a place to live, food, medical ins and gets yelled at for not seeing the children because he can't! The father is unable to.

But that's America land of the free to screw you over
I asked for a divorce from my husband in Michigan 5 years ago. I moved to Michigan for his job. The cost of living is more than most single parents could ever afford. I didn't get enough to live a year as a stay-at-home mom who had raised kids for 7 years and who had to start a new career. I get $500 a month because I got a job. We share custody 50/50. Meanwhile I can't afford childcare to HAVE a career to support my kids. He has our beautiful home, a gardner, a weekly housekeeper, a membership to an expensive club, handmade furniture. I can't afford my groceries. My children love me but I can't even feel secure driving them around in my car because I can't afford the repairs it needs to be safe. There is something very, very wrong with these laws. I should not pay because I had a verbally abusive and controlling husband who I chose to divorce. Do I have to give up custody of my own children b/c I can't make ends meet in a town I didn't want to move to in which I am now stuck? I don't want more money to buy clothes for myself. I don't want more money to go out for dinner. I want enough money to afford to live, buy groceries, pay for my kids' new shoes and live HALF as well and with HALF the security my ex-husband does. It's not right. A "formula" for something that is NOT formulaic is wrong.
Sounds like a success story for him : I never herd of any man getting such a break: maybe us men that are being robbed by the welfare should all pack up and move minnesota , too bad for you: at least you have your kids you should be grateful, unlike us men ... We get our fatherly rights ripped away and forced Into being slaves to the welfare system , working 2 or 3 jobs just to get by and having the welfare comb threw our lives all the time / people that are illegal have more rights then us non custodial parents that society calls dead beat dads : we are constantly harast and dragged back to court and no matter how hard we work we never get anyware/woman want equal rights ,the way things are today MEN don't count and we are just slaves to welfare: stop crying n be grateful ... At least you have your kids
I am a mother to 4 young boys. I DO stay at home and work my butt off taking care of these children who are under 5. Our family lives in Chippewa Falls, WI the divorced father lives In Esko, MN. I do NOT sit around and collect child support OR any form of government assistance, never have.. I've always had a job. I was divorced and remarried. Two of the children are from the divorce their ages are 4,5. One will be attending kindergarten the other will stay home. I am a railroad wife and we travel a lot, to save on cost of daycare my husband and I decided that it would be better if I stayed at home until the children are in school.. The other two are from this current marriage, they are both under 12 months old.. Are mothers not allowed to breastfeed and stay at home until the child turns one? According to Wisconsin I should be working 40 hours a week, at least. The divorced father doesn't see the children often, doesn't really work, but since he's in school he only should have a part time job.. He works 10 hours a week only in the summer. I took him back to court..JUST To help pay for half of medical expenses. Well the judge in MINNESOTA.. Where he resides.. ruled because he is sitting in school part time with basically no job.. he only has to pay $50 a month for the two children in total cost of child support. He is supposed to pay only 30% of cost for medical..... Which he doesn't pay anything for medical. How is this justice???? Thanks MINNESOTA. The child support was lowered from $152 to $50 a month. Total for 2 kids!!!! $152 was Originally ordered in WISCONSIN.. Where my family resides.. at the time of the divorce. And the kicker.. After putting in for a court appearance I am the one who got dumped on.. All I wanted was to see him pay for part of the medical since my husband now insures his kids 100% and supports his kids. So unfair. This needs to get fixed. The law for child support in Minnesota is beyond corrupt. He should be responsible for at LEAST half since he doesn't take initiative to see his kids.. It should be more but the point is he got off on paying for medical, and he got off on paying child support. $50 a month for two kids does not even cover half of the gas on that rare occasion when he does want to see the kids. Talk about someone getting a free ride.
I am a mother to 4 young boys. I DO stay at home and work my butt off taking care of these children who are under 5. Our family lives in Chippewa Falls, WI the divorced father lives In Esko, MN. I do NOT sit around and collect child support OR any form of government assistance, never have.. I've always had a job. I was divorced and remarried. Two of the children are from the divorce their ages are 4,5. One will be attending kindergarten the other will stay home. I am a railroad wife and we travel a lot, to save on cost of daycare my husband and I decided that it would be better if I stayed at home until the children are in school.. The other two are from this current marriage, they are both under 12 months old.. Are mothers not allowed to breastfeed and stay at home until the child turns one? According to Wisconsin I should be working 40 hours a week, at least. The divorced father doesn't see the children often, doesn't really work, but since he's in school he only should have a part time job.. He works 10 hours a week only in the summer. I took him back to court..JUST To help pay for half of medical expenses. Well the judge in MINNESOTA.. Where he resides.. ruled because he is sitting in school part time with basically no job.. he only has to pay $50 a month for the two children in total cost of child support. He is supposed to pay only 30% of cost for medical..... Which he doesn't pay anything for medical. How is this justice???? Thanks MINNESOTA. The child support was lowered from $152 to $50 a month. Total for 2 kids!!!! $152 was Originally ordered in WISCONSIN.. Where my family resides.. at the time of the divorce. And the kicker.. After putting in for a court appearance I am the one who got dumped on.. All I wanted was to see him pay for part of the medical since my husband now insures his kids 100% and supports his kids. So unfair. This needs to get fixed. The law for child support in Minnesota is beyond corrupt. He should be responsible for at LEAST half since he doesn't take initiative to see his kids.. It should be more but the point is he got off on paying for medical, and he got off on paying child support. $50 a month for two kids does not even cover half of the gas on that rare occasion when he does want to see the kids. Talk about someone getting a free ride.
I'm a woman who has one child and I work to make sure my daughter has and get the things she needs. I've meet many woman who uses their kids as weapons to get back at their ex's. They refuse to work and would rather become life time students, basically sitting at home on their butts and try to receive as much child support as the law will allow. Leaving hard working men bitter because they are working many hours to afford to pay support and not leaving much for them to live off. Men if you even consider working a constant flow of overtime to keep food on your table and a roof over your head, bad ideal. Eventually, that will also counts as income. On top of that, it doesn't leave you much available time to spend with your kids. Now, your kids don't have a meaningful, loving, respectable relationship with their fathers. Now, I do understand that their are a lot of dead beat dad's out there and there are no excuses for you not taking care of your seeds. I'm only speaking on behalf of the hard working dad's who genuinely try hard to do the right thing. The system is designed to keep woman lazy and please understand I'm not talking about the ones that contribute to helping in the care of your kids. I'm mainly talking about the ones that sit at home all day and wait on child support each and every month. Don't let them find out you made a $dollar more...oops, your back in child support court again.
Men and Woman who work hard to make a difference in your kids future, keep your head up. After your kids reach 18, then what? Lazy mom's what will you do, you have no job and no work experience. Ladies think into the future.
I am 43 years ol had a daughter when i was 19 in kansas.I paid for her until she was 19 and quit college and got married.As mothers and fathers we know it is our responsibility if we make a chile to support him or her,but and a big but is when we get unemployed and do not recieve unemployment or any kind of income we are jailed and labled deadbeat parents.As in my case I got married and had a son 13 years ago,I love more than anything but do not get to see anymore,at one point I was paying support for him and my gilr until she got married.Anyways back to the true story that is going on now is that I have always paid my support until last year,I worked at walmart only job here in this small town where I live and had to move after my wife got everything from my divorce in WI.I had to quit that job because health reasons with my heart and needed hernia surgey.I have been DR every month over 100k in bills trying get back on my feet so I can work again,I always have sine i was 14 years old had a full time job.Now I am doing better and cant find a job but have sold everything I owned and cashed out my 401k to try and keep with my payments,I am 900 dollars in arrears now and they want me to show cause why I am not paying every month and providing health insurance,which he gets free from his mom geting disability cause she tried kill herself 3 times,thats another story I tried geting custody over that in 2008 and cost me all my savings and she still has custody.My point is they dont try to work with you.I live 900 miles away and have court next month to try and defend myself with 70 cents in the bank and no vehicle and no way to get there,so I will get A FTA and contempt charge plus says that they will charge me 2k a day for each noncompliance.WTF!!!! I am trying get a job and i try make payments when ever I get any kind of money,I eat once a day and live at my mothers who is on social security and cant help,we get lot of our food from food pantry once a month.I use to help her with bills and pay my support when working,now I will be jailed here and extridited to WI to serve time because I am 900 bucks behind all because its a IVD case and the get matched a dollor for every one they collect from me,the whole thing is a scam,woman and fathers that dont get welfare from the state get no help to collect,but the lazy parent geting disabilty and free health care get free lawyers to come after us fathers that are trying our hardest to pay.So looks like I am going get a warrant,so wont be able to apply for jobs now.so hurts my son and family here as I cant help.Oh and the modification is a freaking joke,I tried that took months to even get a call back from it and said I was already paying the lowest at 17% of what i use to make so they cant do anything to lower it.
9 years of anger built up inside of me from this absolutely unjust system of family courts. I can not believe that these legislators have made the policy the way it is. HEY LEGISLATORS! YOUR LAWS PROVIDE INCENTIVE FOR WOMEN TO BECOME PREGNANT, KEEP THE CHILDREN AWAY FROM THERE FATHER, AND COLLECT WINDFALL CHILD SUPPORT AMOUNTS.
I used to see my children every week, several times a week. Now I haven't seen them in 3 years. They are suffering! Why did this happen? Well there mother and I had a tremendous argument in 2009 when I was struggling financially. The state of CA suspended my drivers license for the inability to pay A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY to the custodial parent. I begged and pleased with the mother of my children to make them stop. Her, loving control and power, refused to do anything. So I told her I was in despair, and feeling suicidal. I was. Day after day the feeling of hopelessness. I declining economy, no work, yet the jurisdiction and its partner (my children's mother) still demanded an unreasonable amount of money. So she suspended visitation. I went to court to fight for my rights as a father. The courts said ok, now go to mediation. I went there, and guess what: "I fell into a trap". Because I was honest about smoking marijuana in my passed. The mediator said, I fell into a trap, and now I have to prove that Im not a detriment to my children. I said ok. Bring it on. I'll show you through character references, pictures, and their testimony. Oh no, you can forget that path of righteousness and justice. Her is what was recommended: I was court ordered to go see Colleen Moore for a drug evaluation. Called her to make an appointment. $1000!!! Up front. I then tried to sign up for a less expensive option (one of the other options in the court handout, Sierra Counseling). Nope I must be Colleen Moore. NOW I HAVE A HUGE FINANCIAL IMPEDIMENT TO ME SEEING MY KIDS! Since then they were moved to Riverside County, the mother married another man, and I pay that household $1800 month.

THESE FAMILY COURTS AND THEIR TWISTED, CORRUPT LOGIC HAVE DONE EXTENSIVE DAMAGES TO ME AND MY INNOCENT CHILDREN.

Something has to change. Again women are motivated to conceive and then collect.
I have two Children. I am a very involved father, and would love nothing more than to have full custody of my children because they are my world. A Court will grant more money to the moms, who wont get either necessary jobs or refuse to work? It isnt fair, not to mention a father is automatically looked on as a "deadbeat father" almost immediately by the court system, as has been my case. If a parent cannot fully support a child on their own then the parent who wants to do all of that for them should be the one with the custody. I believe a law needs to take affect that will tremendously rattle the Child support arena. perhaps if parents were less likely to recieve a large sum of money, they might abstain from having kids....this could also be a factor for youth pregnancies as well.
These laws are unjust and need to change, I go above and beyond for my kid and have her in my possession 80% of the time since she was born.
The mother knows I am a great dad but wants to
"Get me back" because I'm happy in a new relationship and is using the justice system for revenge purposes. A just country would not allow this to go on, it has to stop for the sake of all good Dads!!!!!!
I'm a 25 year old male, college graduate, have a job that doesn't pay well because I'm fresh out of college, and 33% of my check goes to my daughter's mom. That leaves me with just over 1000 dollars a month to support myself and my daughter. Have you tried living on 1k a month? It's not possible and unfair to my daughter. Her mom stated she pays daycare, so without question or asking to see proof of this, they added 400 dollars a month to daycare which I have to split. Her mom works when I have our daughter during the week, so there is no day care. The system is broken and it is extremely unfair to hard working males and their children.
Men of America unite stop paying until we get fair treatment they cannot throw all of us in jail. they are make a living off our misery
How is it fair that my husband works 6 to 7 days a week, not seeing any of his paycheck, while his ex, whom makes quite a bit more, gets to work 2 days a week & collect off him? His support is already way too much bcuz the judge denied a decrease despite it being based on his previous job with overovertime!!! If that's not bad enough, how is he ordered to pay 27k of her student loan, when his name is nowhere on the loan!?!? Yeah right..she claims she is only trying take care of the kids, but never hardly has them when shes supposed to, & rest of the time they are in school or after school daycare where she still has them even when she isn't working! He had proof that he had already supported his ex the 8 yrs she was in school to get a 4 yr degree but still got stuck with her student loans? So bad that he had to file for bankruptcy, which a lawyer recommended. However, after he filed he found that he was still responsible bcuz a judge ordered it. Therefore, on top of support which already took most his check, the bankruptcy court then took the rest of his check. How does anyone, even a judge, have the right to dictate a man's life & ruin it???? They have way too much power & shdnt be allowed to ruin a man's life because some dads have chosen to be deadbeat dads. & judges aren't God. It makes me sick. How will we have $ to support our kids? The system says they are for the children, but the kids from a 2nd marriage aren't as important?? It needs to change & fast! My husband has lost literally all he had while she got all she asked for..even with proof that he went above & beyond for his kids & paid more than required in past. Lately because he was ordered to pay more than he makes & based on OT from old job, he hasnt been able to pay support for 3 months, & just got a notice he has to go back to court for being late & not paying, with threats he could go to jail. How can a man get a fair shot when he has no $ to afford a lawyer?
It has made me literally sick to my stomach to sit there, feeling helpless to help my husband from these truly unfair laws. My husband was previously married to a woman that has tried to live off him so that she does not have to work. Everything with their divorce and support has gone her way. He has literally lost all he ever had & worked so hard for his entire life. His bank account is always in the negative, he has lost his truck, home he had with her, and his credit is ruined. His support is so high that he cannot afford even the barest of and most basic essentials. He has ask me for gas money just to get to work so all of his check can be taken from him. I have tried help him by getting him a lawyer, but it didn't help in that county. He lost the home because he had given his ex money to pay the house pmt and utilities, but she never paid it and pocketed it instead. By the time he knew about it his house was in foreclosure. He had proof of this and still lost it all. He also had to get a different job where he is making about 10 less than old job, and has still been denied when he tried to get his support lowered, and was told that he would have pay for mediation or a lawyer to go to court to get it decreased and he is not able since he already has no money. The judge ordered him to pay support based on his previous pay rate with overtime!!! We were told it was illegal to base support on OT but the judge would not change it and said it was consistent enough!
While I was married we as a family spent maybe $100-300 per month on our 2 kids. Divorce now she get $1900 per month taking care of her rent/car payment/eating out. etc....and still tries to hit me up for clothes/education....What about my rights? How come the bulk can't go into trust for college, misc stuff the kids needs? They claim the money for getting a car loan but can't claim money on taxes? Why can't I right off the money? A 1980's system that hasn't changed with the times. Oh and it's IL too. Flat percent and all the extras Insurance/daycare is separate.
When a man works overtime to support his family and the court takes that money into account with child support it not only takes away from his responsibility to support his children it also is not guaranteed that he will have overtime the following week or year. This system is screwing the tax paying father who is trying to keep up with hard times. The mother of first child not only gets paid off the book and screws the system any chance she can but gets double of what she did before due to my hard work and overtime to pay my bills. NOT FAIR!
In my case i will have to give a third of my check, some how after taxes I have to pay rent then I won't eat or be able to buy gas to get my kids that are 90 miles there and back, and have to maintain a car it's mathematically impossible so now I'm a slave to the system and fear my future is jail and fear what my kids want which is to see daddy more it's gonna be worse on the kids but who cares about the kids feelings just hang the man
They have less exspenses after the child goes to school as well. They eat at least one to two meals, some schools even provide all three meals a day. That's a huge savings. Non custodial parents are exspected to be financially responsible for the child , it needs to be both parents!
I do not thing it is fair at all. My husband busts his butt making ends meet and we have to pinch pennies to raise our kids in our home. Yet, we sit and watch as the bio mom uses our money for herself (trips, gifts, eating out, going out, name brand clothes, new car), and it's not going towards the child! We buy everything for the child and send it home with her so she's taken care of! I think these child support receivers should be held responsible for keeping tabs and reporting where the money goes! They should be held accountable!
It unfair and wrong, they get to live an easy life off my money, I don't mind supporting my child but I do mind supporting leaches.
Laws are not fair to fathers trying to do the right thing but for various reasons cant.
Hey, it's not just women sitting @ home collecting support, I pay so a lazy man can sit @ home!
Child Support Laws are a violation of my constitutional freedom from slavery, from an "involuntary servitude" to another person and the State. My only crime was that I was a man and became a dad. If a woman has a right to not have a child then a man should have a right to not have a child. Ninety percent (90) of non custodial parents are men paying a ridiculous amount of money to another person for a period of 18 years or more with a threat to go to jail if they fall behind. If a factory closes and a man loses his job and falls behind on child support then he goes to jail. This a direct violation of our 13th amendment to our constitution.

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and "involuntary servitude", except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of StateWilliam H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.Slavery had been tacitly protected in the original Constitution through clauses such as the Three-Fifths Compromise, by which three-fifths of the slave population was counted for representation in the United States House of Representatives. Though many slaves had been declared free by Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, their post-war status was uncertain. On April 8, 1864, the Senate passed an amendment to abolish slavery. After one unsuccessful vote and extensive legislative maneuvering by the Lincoln administration, the House followed suit on January 31, 1865. The measure was swiftly ratified by nearly all Northern states, along with a sufficient number of border and "reconstructed" Southern states, to cause it to be adopted before the end of the year.Though the amendment formally abolished slavery throughout the United States, factors such as Black Codes, white supremacist violence, and selective enforcement of statutes continued to subject some black Americans to involuntary labor, particularly in the South. In contrast to the other Reconstruction Amendments, the Thirteenth Amendment was rarely cited in later case law, but has been used to strike down peonageand some race-based discrimination as "badges and incidents of slavery".

While theFourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments apply only to state actors, the Thirteenth applies also to private citizens. The amendment also enables Congress to pass laws against sex trafficking and other modern forms of slavery.

"Involuntary servitude" is a United States legaland constitutional term for a person laboring against that person's will to benefit another, under some form of coercion other than the worker's financial needs. While laboring to benefit another occurs also in the condition ofslavery, involuntary servitude does not necessarily connote the complete lack of freedom experienced in chattel slavery; involuntary servitud
Child Support Laws are a violation of my constitutional freedom from slavery, from an "involuntary servitude" to another person and the State. My only crime was that I was a man and became a dad. If a woman has a right to not have a child then a man should have a right to not have a child. Ninety percent (90) of non custodial parents are men paying a ridiculous amount of money to another person for a period of 18 years or more with a threat to go to jail if they fall behind. If a factory closes and a man loses his job and falls behind on child support then he goes to jail. This a direct violation of our 13th amendment to our constitution.

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and "involuntary servitude", except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of StateWilliam H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.Slavery had been tacitly protected in the original Constitution through clauses such as the Three-Fifths Compromise, by which three-fifths of the slave population was counted for representation in the United States House of Representatives. Though many slaves had been declared free by Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, their post-war status was uncertain. On April 8, 1864, the Senate passed an amendment to abolish slavery. After one unsuccessful vote and extensive legislative maneuvering by the Lincoln administration, the House followed suit on January 31, 1865. The measure was swiftly ratified by nearly all Northern states, along with a sufficient number of border and "reconstructed" Southern states, to cause it to be adopted before the end of the year.Though the amendment formally abolished slavery throughout the United States, factors such as Black Codes, white supremacist violence, and selective enforcement of statutes continued to subject some black Americans to involuntary labor, particularly in the South. In contrast to the other Reconstruction Amendments, the Thirteenth Amendment was rarely cited in later case law, but has been used to strike down peonageand some race-based discrimination as "badges and incidents of slavery".

While theFourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments apply only to state actors, the Thirteenth applies also to private citizens. The amendment also enables Congress to pass laws against sex trafficking and other modern forms of slavery.

"Involuntary servitude" is a United States legaland constitutional term for a person laboring against that person's will to benefit another, under some form of coercion other than the worker's financial needs. While laboring to benefit another occurs also in the condition ofslavery, involuntary servitude does not necessarily connote the complete lack of freedom experienced in chattel slavery; involuntary servitud
Child Support Laws are a violation of my constitutional freedom from slavery, from an "involuntary servitude" to another person and the State. My only crime was that I was a man and became a dad. If a woman has a right to not have a child then a man should have a right to not have a child. Ninety percent (90) of non custodial parents are men paying a ridiculous amount of money to another person for a period of 18 years or more with a threat to go to jail if they fall behind. If a factory closes and a man loses his job and falls behind on child support then he goes to jail. This a direct violation of our 13th amendment to our constitution.

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and "involuntary servitude", except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of StateWilliam H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.Slavery had been tacitly protected in the original Constitution through clauses such as the Three-Fifths Compromise, by which three-fifths of the slave population was counted for representation in the United States House of Representatives. Though many slaves had been declared free by Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, their post-war status was uncertain. On April 8, 1864, the Senate passed an amendment to abolish slavery. After one unsuccessful vote and extensive legislative maneuvering by the Lincoln administration, the House followed suit on January 31, 1865. The measure was swiftly ratified by nearly all Northern states, along with a sufficient number of border and "reconstructed" Southern states, to cause it to be adopted before the end of the year.Though the amendment formally abolished slavery throughout the United States, factors such as Black Codes, white supremacist violence, and selective enforcement of statutes continued to subject some black Americans to involuntary labor, particularly in the South. In contrast to the other Reconstruction Amendments, the Thirteenth Amendment was rarely cited in later case law, but has been used to strike down peonageand some race-based discrimination as "badges and incidents of slavery".

While theFourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments apply only to state actors, the Thirteenth applies also to private citizens. The amendment also enables Congress to pass laws against sex trafficking and other modern forms of slavery.

"Involuntary servitude" is a United States legaland constitutional term for a person laboring against that person's will to benefit another, under some form of coercion other than the worker's financial needs. While laboring to benefit another occurs also in the condition ofslavery, involuntary servitude does not necessarily connote the complete lack of freedom experienced in chattel slavery; involuntary servitud
Child Support Laws are a violation of my freedom from slavery, from an "involuntary servitude" to another person and the State. My crime was that I was a man and became a dad and I was born in a country that violates your freedoms based on your gender.



The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and "involuntary servitude", except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of StateWilliam H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.Slavery had been tacitly protected in the original Constitution through clauses such as the Three-Fifths Compromise, by which three-fifths of the slave population was counted for representation in the United States House of Representatives. Though many slaves had been declared free by Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, their post-war status was uncertain. On April 8, 1864, the Senate passed an amendment to abolish slavery. After one unsuccessful vote and extensive legislative maneuvering by the Lincoln administration, the House followed suit on January 31, 1865. The measure was swiftly ratified by nearly all Northern states, along with a sufficient number of border and "reconstructed" Southern states, to cause it to be adopted before the end of the year.Though the amendment formally abolished slavery throughout the United States, factors such as Black Codes, white supremacist violence, and selective enforcement of statutes continued to subject some black Americans to involuntary labor, particularly in the South. In contrast to the other Reconstruction Amendments, the Thirteenth Amendment was rarely cited in later case law, but has been used to strike down peonageand some race-based discrimination as "badges and incidents of slavery". While theFourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments apply only to state actors, the Thirteenth applies also to private citizens. The amendment also enables Congress to pass laws against sex trafficking and other modern forms of slavery.

"Involuntary servitude" is a United States legaland constitutional term for a person laboring against that person's will to benefit another, under some form of coercion other than the worker's financial needs. While laboring to benefit another occurs also in the condition ofslavery, involuntary servitude does not necessarily connote the complete lack of freedom experienced in chattel slavery; involuntary servitude may also refer to other forms of unfree labor. Involuntary servitude is not dependent upon compensation or its amount.The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution makes involuntary servitude illegal under any U.S. jurisdiction whether at the hands of the U.S. governmentor in the private sphere, except as punishment for a crime: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except
Child Support Laws are a violation of my freedom from slavery, from an "involuntary servitude" to another person and the State. My crime was that I was a man and became a dad and I was born in a country that violates your freedoms based on your gender.



The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and "involuntary servitude", except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of StateWilliam H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted following the American Civil War.Slavery had been tacitly protected in the original Constitution through clauses such as the Three-Fifths Compromise, by which three-fifths of the slave population was counted for representation in the United States House of Representatives. Though many slaves had been declared free by Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, their post-war status was uncertain. On April 8, 1864, the Senate passed an amendment to abolish slavery. After one unsuccessful vote and extensive legislative maneuvering by the Lincoln administration, the House followed suit on January 31, 1865. The measure was swiftly ratified by nearly all Northern states, along with a sufficient number of border and "reconstructed" Southern states, to cause it to be adopted before the end of the year.Though the amendment formally abolished slavery throughout the United States, factors such as Black Codes, white supremacist violence, and selective enforcement of statutes continued to subject some black Americans to involuntary labor, particularly in the South. In contrast to the other Reconstruction Amendments, the Thirteenth Amendment was rarely cited in later case law, but has been used to strike down peonageand some race-based discrimination as "badges and incidents of slavery". While theFourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments apply only to state actors, the Thirteenth applies also to private citizens. The amendment also enables Congress to pass laws against sex trafficking and other modern forms of slavery.

"Involuntary servitude" is a United States legaland constitutional term for a person laboring against that person's will to benefit another, under some form of coercion other than the worker's financial needs. While laboring to benefit another occurs also in the condition ofslavery, involuntary servitude does not necessarily connote the complete lack of freedom experienced in chattel slavery; involuntary servitude may also refer to other forms of unfree labor. Involuntary servitude is not dependent upon compensation or its amount.The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution makes involuntary servitude illegal under any U.S. jurisdiction whether at the hands of the U.S. governmentor in the private sphere, except as punishment for a crime: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except
The laws on this matter need a complete overhaul. As a woman myself, who had a minor child at the time of divorce, I am qualified to speak to this.My son's father, not I ,stipulated the amount of support he would give. I always offered receipts as to where that money went. I am disgusted and appalled at the number of free-loading women who use a child as a ticket to ride, and a hammer to beat the father over the head with.My divorce was NOT a friendly one. But my son ever suffered as a result of either of us trying to spite the other.At the very least, receipts should be required to show that the money is used as the law stipulates:for the benefit and care OF THE CHILD> not for nails, or new shoes and purses or cell phones for mom.This law HAS to have an overhaul.My son is going through this nightmare now with a freeloading mom, who won't even give the child his last name.
Child support laws and enforcement are unreasonable and cruel, how does that make an older child feel to be the cause of a parents grief? The punishment to the non-custodial parent seems to be greater than for other serious crime, and destroys lives.
It takes two to make a child !
The current system encourages welfare abuse and awards negligent behavior. It promotes laziness and rewards custodial parents for laziness.
The current child support laws are completely broken and discourage family growth
This comment and my last was sent to the President and two Senators. I suggest everyone to do the same a few times, bombard them with letters. Then if there is still no response, we take all this information including the fact that we are being ignored on a serious issue to all Media outlets and Liberals fighting for Civil Rights. This is my email address Kingblight@gmail.com anyone can email me in hopes of getting a better result.
So I return to speak again. I forgot to mention that
Child Support has nothing to do with being a father. Think about it, if it did why would you have to pay the same amount whether you see the child or not? How does the system expect you to support the child while they are with you if they leave you with little income to support yourself? After reading more information about amount owed, I've come to the conclusion that it is "no different" and work in conjunction with Income Tax. There is a cap on how much could be paid for child support......when you make over 6 figures. Same as tax laws, it benefits the wealthy and the low income citizens. Let us get together, educate ourselves, and fight this injustice placed upon the hard working people. Yes we can do something about this, we have to demand that these laws get changed.
I pay my child support for 2 kids after we divorced she has had 4 kids and expects me to pay for everything plus child support while she sets on her butt at home.
Women should have to show where the money goes? Once this law is implemented I think more father's would agree to pay since they see that the items purchased are vital to the child's well being and development.
Our child support laws are a joke!
I have seen all sides of this issue and the bottom line is that child support is horrid! Not to be crude but if a mother decides she cannot be a mom and aborts (or even puts the child up for adoption) men have no say. But a man has NO option to do the same. I'm not pro abortion rather using it to make a point men need options. The only thing the child support system does in this country is bankrupt the men and women paying and further the debt of the ones not paying. This is just another reason Americans have lost faith in there country!
So how do we step up and do something rather than sitting behind computer scared trying to find a magical solution on the internet? Why should we fight for civil libertys that are being neglected?
I found out about a child I never knew existed until the mom lost custody and the court made her name a father. I have now been sued for thousands in back child support! I was never given a chance to be her father and now I owe thousands! And current child support for her is far over half of my income. I have two children I have younger that I have always take care of and the courts don't care. This child is the oldest and the only one I have been sued over so she takes priority. Our laws are backwards and sexist! A man has no right as it comes to the choices a mother can make the woman has them all. This has to change!!
A woman has all the choices (work or not to work, abort or keep, adoption or keep) while men's only option is do what she says and pay. The law is sexist! Men should march for there rights just like women did years ago. It doesn't seem to be a huge issue until you are affected by it personally it's then that you see the gaping holes in our legal system!
I am a woman in the exact opposite situation. I pay child support for my son. I agree that the laws and guidelines need to be changed, but in general not just for men. I have my son on the weekends, holidays and random other times thru the week, I need to be able to provide for him while he is with me(not to mention I provide extra curricular equipment and fees). I can not do that if half my pay goes to his father(who doesnt work and has a gf living there that helps finacially). I don't have a problem supporting my son, I just feel that maybe the money should go into a trust fund of some sorts.
Oh and we wont even go into why the father has custody and how unfairly I was treated in court!

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