Unfair child support laws

Women should not allowed to sit at home while collecting child support.

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.

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Jun 14th, 2019
Archie M. from Philadelphia, PA writes:
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Its very unfair for us to pay 30% 40%of our pay checks to a woman and she spends it on her own needs of another guy. It should be a law to make that woman to prover ever dollar she spend on the child. Better yet it should be a law passed that us as fathers have the right to spend our money we made on our child and prover it to the courts not give it to the Mother who wont do right by her own child if she cant support her own bills then she should not be allowed support because our money rarely goes on our children. Plus they will have to prove that us as men are not providing for our children. And if that man is he shall continue to do so in that fashion
Jun 13th, 2019
Someone from O Fallon, MO signed.
Jun 13th, 2019
Someone from O Fallon, MO signed.
Jun 8th, 2019
Someone from Costa Mesa, CA writes:
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I have never been negligent in my child support payments. BUt, in 2017 my business took a serious dive. When I ran my profit and loss statement in December of that year it showed that my average monthly income was about $300/month. My ex reported me to Child Support Services even after I showed years of consistency. She claimed I was hiding money or in some other way lying about my income. I was held in contempt of court and harassed constantly with levys and other means of taking my money,. However, I was finally able to make my full child support amount of $750/month plus $375/month toward arrears for a staggering total of $1125 every month. My contempt charge was dropped. Relief! But, I still have a huge arrears amount due. They continue to Levy my accounts. The last levy cost me dearly. I have taken a materials deposit from a customer so I could buy stuff to do work for him a few days later. When I went to purchase the materials the card declined. CSS had drained my account of MY CUSTOMERS money. I could not buy his parts and now I owe him $500 and I did not get the job which would have paid between $3000 and $4000!! This money would have allowed me to pay my bills for May AND pay my child support obligation plus a good amount toward arrears. Child Support Services literally made it impossible for me to pay my child support. I think we can all agree that whenever government steps in to do something they ALWAYS do it wrong. CSS is no exception!! They make it impossible to pay and then hold you in contempt when you cant pay voluntarily. They ruin lives. Mine is very nearly destroyed. The ONLY option I have it to make sure I keep ONLY liquid finds and nothing in any accounts. CASH ONLY so I can pay my bills and child support obligation.
Jun 4th, 2019
Someone from Santa Ana, CA writes:
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Jun 2nd, 2019
Someone from Bronx, NY writes:
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I was laid off as a college professor because my college went under and have been unemployed for over two years now. My child support payments still reflect my previous wages even though I am indigent. Unable to pay child support, Child Enforcement froze my bank account and suspended my license. I can't even tutor now and even if I could I would have nowhere to put the money. I now owe over $25,000 in arrears. I 53 years old and nearly homeless.
May 25th, 2019
Someone from Bakersfield, CA writes:
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I met a woman who admitted to me that she had 5 kids from different fathers on purpose, she said that she was getting over $5000 a month. I remember telling my grandpa what she said and he said there is more money in raising children than cattle
Apr 28th, 2019
Someone from Cleveland, OH writes:
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i am a woman who pays child support and i can assure you it just doesn't destroy a mans will and hopes, but woman too. the law 115-97 pretty much say they have NO consideration for other children living in the home when ordered to pay child support. And i think that is so unfair, My daughter's dad does not work but he gets 500 a month from me, thats like damn near 75% of my check. So where does that leave me and my one month old? Wishing and praying for a better job( so they can take more?) I mean seriously.. when he was working and making twice what im making i only got 85 every other week but he gets at least 250 bi-weekly from, its a bunch of bull. These laws need to be looked and adjusted because its not fair for those of us trying to do the right thing
Apr 26th, 2019
Someone from North Little Rock, AR writes:
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My life was destroyed when I married my now ex husband. Once he became legal US citizen threw our marriage , he took me off the deed of our home and because I did not work he was able to higher an attorney . he took custody of our children and our home . i was left homeless! So many flaws written by stupid old men ! Both Father and mother have to supoort the children they have! Usually one supoorts the child by being home to take care of the child's needs , and is in able to go work, and the other parent works. THE court should consider all . not just slap a child supoort order
Apr 20th, 2019
Matt N. from Waukesha, WI writes:
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In my experience with the "Waukesha Child Support Enforcement", and my belief is, "every non-custodial parent who isn't making a child support payment, is somehow hiding, and/or, sitting on a pile of cash, and are blatantly not paying"! My story, or an awareness that I'm trying to create is, "not all non-custodial parent is hiding, and/or, sitting on a pile of cash, and may have ligitement reasons for not being able to make a payment"! In 2005 I had a serious work injury, and there was about a year and half where my work comp benefits were suspended, but the Waukesha Child Support Enforcement refused to listen, or believe - no matter how hard I try to communicate with them! When I started school, WCTC 2006, that was part of my retraining, coupled with my rehabilitation for the work injury - first semester a success, and a tentative graduation, 2008, and back in the work field! However, in my second semester, 2007, the "Waukesha Child Support Enforcement" placed me in the county jail for contempt for non-payment of child support! My injury attorney stepped and explained that my work comp benefits were suspended, and school was part of my retraining! I was let out, but I failed the second semester, to much time missed, and I just set my sights on the next semester! Needless to say, the same exact scenario happened in the third semester, and it's been a viscous cycle with the "Waukesha Child Support Enforcement" since! I could be angry, bitter, or resentful at the whole situation, but I haven't, and I have made several positive strides in my life since leaving prison - inspite of the fact that I probably should've never went in the first place - but I'm continuing to move forward, and I'm trying to overcome some obstacles as of late - that being bedbug infestation, and some employment barriers! I'm still living in the single, 10x10, room infested with bedbugs, no piles of cash lying around, barely living it seems like, but I haven't given up - my sights continue to be on meaningful employment; positive relationships with family/friends; and trying to regain relationships with my children!

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