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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2 days ago
Someone from Fort Wayne, IN writes:
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I had no problem paying child support to my ex when our daughter was born and she lived on her own. However I now find myself giving her money even though we have equal time with our daughter, and she now has a household income twice of what mine is now that she is married. She now does not have the financial obligations I do as a single parent. I do not share my bills with anyone, I provide for my daughter when I have her, and she gets tax free money from me every week, even though she has said she does not need if. Current child support law need to be updated, as she should not benefit from lack of a financial burden, while I am punished financially for her decision to leave. Our daughter still comes to my house with clothes that are too small, while she is free to purchase new vehicles and take expensive vacations.
Oct 17th, 2017
Someone from Monmouth, OR writes:
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Here is a website which has form for parents who have been treated wrongly by the courts: It's a Citizen's Complaint to the Department of Justice Civil Rights Complaint Division. The more people who fill this out and send it in, the better. There is power in numbers.
Oct 16th, 2017
Someone from Lynden, WA writes:
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I am going thru a divorse because we fight to much and it's not good for anyone. The fight today blew my mind. The first thing she says is "wait till I take the kids from you and screw you over with child support". First off I would never leave my kids. I have and always will make sure they have everything they need. But I know am screwed. She knows am screwed. We both work and both kids are in school. How the hell is it fair I pay 1/3 of my money so she can live better? It's a power that woman know they have. I hear it all the time. Woman always joking about it like it's some game. I've busted my butt my hole life and always done the right thing. I find it irresponsible and downright sickening they think the man should always be at fault. Always the one to blame. Not fair for the honest working man. How can I survive? Am I not allowed to live a happy life after divorse? Is the man always the kopout? It's wrong, and shouldn't be able to be a weapon against you for living a normal life. It's hard enough thanks.
Oct 12th, 2017
Patrick L. from Las Vegas, NV writes:
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Most women have bought into the Title IV D and have no responsibility for the "debt" incurred, only the father. Now, many fathers are having their Social Security garnished, to the tune of 50%. 66% of that money goes to courts and politicians to run a system that is clearly Unconstitutional. It is debt slavery, indentured servitude, cruel and unusual punishment and fraud!! It is time to abolish Title IV D and the Bradley Amendment!! How is a man supposed to live on half of a Social Security check? Where is the "Due Process of Law"? We men were never given any choice, only outright theft of our livelihood, even though many of us have been low wage earners for a lifetime. It is long overdue to ABOLISH this draconian system!!
Oct 12th, 2017
Jacob G. from Kansas City, MO signed.
Oct 10th, 2017
Someone from Covington, GA writes:
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The court awarded me visitation rights on my daughter to see her every other weekend. Which I consider nothing to do with us having a relationship together. The mother always caused problems, when asked to exchange the child at the police building the judge said no. a lot of the time when I got her the clothes her mother sent her looked as if they hadn't been washed in quite some time. I would have to purchase clothes for her and leave them at my house. Which caused a problem with the mother because I wouldn't send them home with her and this is on top of paying her child support. Today I've paid over 33,000 dollars for child support, to a mother who has done nothing financially equal to what is needed for raising a child. Indiana state welfare system has done more for our child, than what her mother has. On March 29, 2016 the mother sent her to live with me with intentions to continue collecting child support. That same year I put in a change of custody order and was awarded custody of her on October 12, 2016. There was no complaint from the mother of her being here until the judge awarded me not to pay child support, but I still have a 5800 arrears balance. For years I have put in the proper documents pushing to modify the 2007 order made by the court. A lot of the modification I wanted change had to do with the loss of income, another child, or layoffs, but mostly because of her not doing her part as a mother. The outcome from the court was always the same; no response. The problem I have with child support is the court and how they allow a handwritten complaint from her and not any legal document I turn in. the documents were signed correctly. I turned in the same modification document 4 times without making any changes until they were finally accepted and asking for 25 dollars. There has always been an unfair advantage in the courtroom. Yes, the law may say one thing but it isn't being carried out as such. Especially for an individual trying to be a responsible father I have felt I reached my debt obligation, now that my daughter has been living with me. Me paying arrears to a women who has done little for her own child. I have felt any payment to her is irrelevant to the child care because it isn't being used for the child if the child is here with me and as far as what is owed. The court judgment was made when she was working and because they ignored letters made in response to the issue. I believe anything owed should be met. My daughter need things and money paid out to her mother should stop because it would be more beneficial here than sending it to the mother who say she use it to go out drinking with her so-called friends.....
Oct 7th, 2017
Someone from Ames, IA writes:
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My son has to pay $1000 a month for 2 children. That is roughly 50% of his income. He has the children approximately 150 days per year. Was never given the reduction of credit due to the number of days he has his children. Unable to try to have it adjusted for 2 years unless there is a greater than 50% reduction in income. How is a dad to afford to pay his rent, utilities, car payment (it is used), vehicle insurance, gas (he drives 45 minutes each way to work) and still afford to get the children outfits if they need clothes for his home, and still provide food to feed them with??? They had an amount worked out between them but the courts would not allow them to set their own amount. Disgusting!
Oct 6th, 2017
Someone from Henderson, NV writes:
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How is a father supposed to.make a living paying $1,152 amonth and on top of that she gets $1,400 for my son's SSI incomes and I only keep $1,400 a month for my living from both jobs this is outrageous and un fair for fathers that truly want to see their kids but can't from working to jobs
Oct 2nd, 2017
Andrew G. from Aurora, CO writes:
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Please look reform child support! It can be crippling! I work long hours and sacrifice time with my children that live with me in order to keep my children fed and bills paid. There has to be a better way to equalize and bring fairness to this system. I'm currently paying 900.00 for one child while I have two other kids to support! I believe the system now encourages families t o split up leaving fathers with unrealistic expectations! Please do somethong!
Sep 30th, 2017
DIA R. from Minneapolis, MN signed.
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