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Unfair child support laws

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After children turn 5 they are in school and those women who collect child support sit at home doing nothing when they could be working part time to help support there children. It use to be the male as the main source of income, not anymore, we live in tough economic times, where it takes two in the household to support children. Why should those women stay at home when they could be working. The law should be added to so that those women don't have several babies and then wait for the child support to come in. They should at least be given some finacial responsibility as well as the father. After there youngest turns 5 they should should be required to work part-time to collect there child support. Nobody should have a free ride.<br />
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Nov 20th, 2017
Paul H. from North Fort Myers, FL writes:
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The ex wife doesn't have any intentions on getting employed now the ex husband stuck support her for unreasonable rates or face jail. Against the Constitution to jail debtors so what is the point to even try. I would rather give up my citizenship and I am born here in US to Parents born here I am American and embarrassed tof our Country allow females to use a child support guidelines as a crutch for welfare.
Nov 17th, 2017
Someone from Gold Hill, NC writes:
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I am a single mom of two boys. I raised my boys on my own, without the help of child support. I do agree to child support within reason. I will not go into my story, as it is too long to type and is personal, But, child support needs to be improvised on s many levels. I am currently in the process of proposing an amendment for this topic and concerning issue. A quick observation of this would be: The Food and Nutrition program is restricted and dictated as to what can be bought, I feel that child support should also be restricted with certain stipulations. Using the funds ordered by a court to the support of the child or even to save in a bank account for the child is a plus, but if they funds are used to purchase a tattoo, alcohol, personal items for the custodial parent should be restricted and modified. It can be done. Social Security has restrictions, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services for Food and Nutritional Aid, the WIC program, WorkFirst Program, among several others to list. This will be a lengthy process, but one I feel should be addressed.
Nov 16th, 2017
Vincent R. from Sumter, SC writes:
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I agree. I also believe that child support should be calculated off on "Net" income instead of "Gross" income. I do not receive my gross income, so why is my support being based on an amount I do not receive? I receive net, what is left over after uncle Sam and other deductions are made.
Nov 16th, 2017
Someone from South Richmond Hill, NY writes:
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Something needs to be done about how they go by your gross pay and not ur net worth of pay.how can they go by what I made in a year and not by whzt I take home .My take home should be how they give child support not my year to date.SO UNFAIR THAT THEY GET CHILD SUPPORT OF WHAT I REALLY DONT TAKE HOME.CHILD SUPPORT SHOULD GO BY TAKE HOME MONEY NOT GROSS.
Nov 16th, 2017
Someone from South Richmond Hill, NY writes:
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Something needs to be done about how they go by your gross pay and not ur net worth of pay.how can they go by what I made in a year and not by whzt I take home .My take home should be how they give child support not my year to date.SO UNFAIR THAT THEY GET CHILD SUPPORT OF WHAT I REALLY DONT TAKE HOME.CHILD SUPPORT SHOULD GO BY TAKE HOME MONEY NOT GROSS.
Nov 15th, 2017
paul G. from Round Rock, TX writes:
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Current child support guidelines are unfounded. Congress needs to readdress this issue. I was married less than a year. my daughter is 7 months old and I have to pay in $1456.00 a month when my soon to be ex wife pays no bills other than a car payment and cell phone bill. Her house and land were given to her by her parents and they pay all the other bills as well my daughter does not go to daycare, shes stays with my soon to be exes mother. The current math is just wrong, no child 7 months old cost $1400 a month.
Nov 15th, 2017
Someone from Dallas, TX writes:
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I have 2 children by the ex wife. I have 1 son that I take care of since my second passed away in 2011. I pay over $1,300.00 in childsupport. Child suupport is current but I got stuck with a $15,000.00 contempt judgement because I could make it to court. I live five hours from the court, I just found a part time job and couldnt take off but every thing they asked for I sent yet I am still held in contempt. Today I am about to be homeless with a 6 yr old because the State of Texas refuse to lessen the load on me.
Nov 13th, 2017
matt p. from Galt, CA writes:
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my ex came to me some 9 years ago and said she and her new husband didn't need all the child support money I was paying... at the time, I had lost my job and was getting ready to go in and file an amendment to the child support. but since she came to me saying they only needed a quarter of the support, I was more than happy to oblige. well, now some 9 years later, she files a claim stating I haven't been paying in full... and now I have a $45k bill with $20k in interest. Even though I have paid every month and when ever she asked for more, I gave it, 9 years later she decides I haven't paid enough and now I'm responsible for it. its just messed up.. if she waited, she should lose too... and things should start from the recent filing. The system isn't even trying to work right.
Nov 11th, 2017
milton f. from Augusta, GA writes:
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I know I should have did my part for my kids and for that I'm sorry but to pay out money for child support and my kids are 30 years old is making no sence to me what can we do about all this the one thing I do know is if the state did not want the money back they gave to the mother they would not even care they say it's for the kids but we all know they are full of it why should I pay this all by myself it taks to and I did not make the kids alone
Nov 9th, 2017
Someone from Bluffton, SC writes:
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we need a champane aganest the way they write this chlid support law,its about money making for the state ,if they stop the state from getting child fee ,its would be less crime,because they do everything to get there money its not about the child,if it was about the child then they would be a law that when somone file a child support its should be in the intrest of the child for share custody,without a sepperate filing,its a ripp off
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