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

Us fathers are tired of being financially punished by the family court and child support systems by not taking into consideration of different circumstamces on a case-by-case basis.

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!



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.



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.



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.



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?



Child support obligation should be based upon;

1. The income and expenses of BOTH parties

2. The family size and obligation of both parties

3. Total debt of both parties

4. Drug testing of the recipient of the child support

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.

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.

4. Then child support obligation should be calculated based upon all

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