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Please stop the unfair punishment of good fathers. We need child support reform now!

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The current child support system entirely benefits the mother of said children, not even the child's best interest. The fathers are routinely getting financially punished by increasing child support obligations, attorney fees, court costs, and visitation rights. The fathers have became expendable in the courts eyes, and we want to get this changed!<br />
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Each child support case should be viewed on a case-by-case basis, not just lumping all cases into the same category. For instance, yes there are a lot of "dead beat" fathers, as well as "dead beat" mothers, but there are even more good fathers out there doing everything they can to be in their children lives but are hindered by the Family Court and Child Support Enforcement itself! OCSE actually makes it harder for the fathers to be involved in the lives of the children instead of doing what "is best for the child". It has been proven time and time again that having BOTH parents in the child's life makes a huge impact, but the Family court tells the fathers when they can see their child, where they can take their child, and what they can do with their child.<br />
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In addition, in researching the amount of child support obligation should be ordered, the courts should look into the income of BOTH sides, not just the father. Often times, the mother, remarried, makes more than the father and the father is still ordered to pay a high amount of child support. That is not right! Shouldn't the father be able to live life at an acceptable standard? It seems a lot of times the good fathers are being punished for the "dead beat" fathers. <br />
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Nobody denies that there should be some type of set child support obligations guidelines, but as of now the guidelines and severely unfair to the fathers, and biased towards the mothers. This is what we are looking to change. <br />
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Should single mothers (or fathers) be allowed to not work and live off child support and government assistance while the other party has to work just to pay his obligation in fear of being thrown in jail? Is it fair for some women to have multiple babies just to collect child support and not have to work? There definitely should be guidelines and stricter restrictions put on the party receiving the child support benefits. How about drug testing child support recipient's? Job placement requirements? <br />
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Child support obligation should be based upon;<br />
1. The income and expenses of BOTH parties<br />
2. The family size and obligation of both parties <br />
3. Total debt of both parties<br />
4. Drug testing of the recipient of the child support<br />
5. Employment status of BOTH parties. The recipient should NOT be unemployed or at the least have a timeframe requirement to gain employment or forfeit the right to child support.<br />
6. All court cost, attorneys fees, filing fees, and\or any other fees in regards to the said child support case should be equally divided between the two parties.<br />
4. Then child support obligation should be calculated based upon all

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2 hours ago
Luther R. from Columbia, SC writes:
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They should get rid of child support,in my case as long as u am paying child support I can speak with my child,when I am one day late I can't talk with him. Get rid of child support,why should the man be punished for having a child and have to struggle to survive and she sits back and collect a check. It's not right
2 days ago
Lorenzo T. from Clarksdale, MS writes:
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you have men who pay child support.The mother don't work and at the end of the year he's not even allowed to file the child. If she's or he not working the one paying child support should be allowed to file their child
Oct 14th, 2017
Frank S. from Houston, TX writes:
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I am a slave to this CS system. It is not fair the way government takes away money from hardworking men including myself and giving it to women that do not have value to your life and even these women don't let you see your kids. I do not know who came up with the child support calculator, this is very mean prosopal and it is equivalent to spoiling the women and making them extremely lazy. Women get child support because relationship didn't work. Women get to have so much financial freedom while the men suffers. This is beyond wickedness. This is saying the men have no power in this country. This CS kills alot of men. I am very sick of this system. I hope and pray they will end this system of CS, this will make women work for their money and this will reduce unwanted pregnancy.
Oct 14th, 2017
Someone from Greenfield, MA writes:
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Absolutely needs to be reviewed...The child support calculator in Massachusetts is absurd. Having joint physical custody of your child and still having to pay as if you have zero custody is wrong on so many levels. Every child support case should be looked into in depth to determine what is really a "fair" amount. having a 1 time court hearing every couple of years without having any idea what these families lives are actually like on a day to day basis is completely un fair
Oct 13th, 2017
Terra C. from Elyria, OH writes:
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My husband pays child support for his two daughters. The one we have every weekend and every holiday and during the summer. In my opinion he should noy have to pay child support on this child since we get her everything she needa for school and anything else ahe need when she is with us.
Oct 13th, 2017
Jaron G. from Marietta, GA writes:
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End child support
Oct 12th, 2017
Someone from Bridgeton, NJ writes:
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please just get rid of it
Oct 11th, 2017
Someone from Huntsville, AL writes:
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It's shouldn't be fair if fathers do for their child...
Oct 9th, 2017
Jeremy C. from Pasadena, TX writes:
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I completely agree with all of the above statements. I work to give my child's mother a big lump sum of what I make and then I'm left to try and make it on the rest. I feel it is very unfair and should be re evaluated completely.
Oct 6th, 2017
Erwin W. from Flushing, NY signed.
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