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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Public Comments (14,806)
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!
Apr 17th, 2019
Frank M. from Brooklyn, NY writes:
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I live in nyc, and going thru my child support case the judge mandates a $325/month payment. I have no job and I have medical issues that affect me working . I was also mandated to start a program to help find me a job. Ah, you ask if I found one? NO. Its impossible I have too Borrow each month to make payment. Judges over use there power, by law if someone doesn’t have a job or can’t work there suppose to impose a minimum of $25 a month. The system is TOTALLY in the women’s favor(no offense ) but you destroy a mans will/hope to make something of themselves. I’m depressed beyond belief and I don’t know how much more of all this I can’t deal with anymore. To top it off she won’t let me see him anymore, I haven’t for 6months, it was his 1st bday and I wasn’t there, it happens only once and she was happy to do that to me. I miss my kid so much, the sleepless nights and constant crying over it is unbearable anymore
Apr 15th, 2019
Someone from Huntsville, AL writes:
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I’m also of the opinion that when a woman decides to keep a child, she should know what she’s getting herself into and so be ready to take care of the child financially and not look for child support. A girl my husband met before we got together got pregnant for him. Granted he’s also to blame and should have used protection especially since it was a one night stand. They decided not to keep the baby and she had even collected money from him to take it out. Four years later we get a notice in the mail for back child support payment. This is ridiculous!!!! Now he’s being forced to make payments for a child he didn’t want, that she had even collected money for to take it out. This is wrong on all levels.
Apr 15th, 2019
Jennifer J. from Saint Charles, MO writes:
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I have 3 daughters by my ex. He currently owes over $23,000 in child support. The state of Missouri law states this a crime of criminal non support. However, the case has been constantly continued to allow the father free time to not make payments. He made #1, $50.00 in the past twelve months which was made the week before his court date for nonpayment. The judge gave him another cont. Meanwhile his kids I have raised them outside the courts to be 11, 9, and 5. He travels and enjoys a new life in a new city and does not take child support seriously!
Apr 13th, 2019
Robyn S. from Fulton, MO writes:
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I beg to differ. Not all mom's that collect child support sit on their behinds and do nothing. My db has evaded paying to me....self employed mom. For 20 years he's been moving state to state and Missouri does nothing. He violated my kids and still out in public....in Georgia no less. I call every month to child support when he don't pay and they do nothing but tell me to wait another 60 days. Why the heck are the deadbeats getting more rights than the actual parent? It's one sided...always has been. It's the same for a deadbeat mom too....we..the actual parents to our child struggle and manage to keep their kids healthy and strong while doing it all on their own with no help from State. So tell me again why this particular petition is out? Why not do something more practical and going after the non paying parent?
Apr 11th, 2019
Someone from Cut Bank, MT writes:
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I'm on Social Security Disability and my child support is paid. I had a streak of luck buying and selling so I sent $330 to my underage daughter's mom during the holiday season. I learned this little gift upended their food stamps. A few months later I sent a bit more money but I enclosed a note telling Melissa to not let the money I sent mess with your state benefits. No matter, I learned that the money I sent bunged their food stamp case. I've since backed off and haven't sent them any money in a while. It's clear I was throwing money down a rabbit hole when I meant for them to have a little extra money. What gives??
Apr 10th, 2019
Someone from Bradenton, FL writes:
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I've been reading through many, many child support reform groups, petitions, and so on... And I'm noticing a trend. In 99% of the sites, petitions, etc. That I've read, it's clearly written by a man who was done wrong. I am a woman and have had my life destroyed by the child support system. My ex husband, which at the time was my husband was able to keep our son from me and collect foodstamps, Medicaid and child support... while living with his mother and boasting (in texts to me) for me to not be jealous that he has the ability to not work. It can happen to anyone, man or woman. Also, you could do with a proof reader for your submissions. I would be interested in speaking to the maker of this petition or any other petition to help, as well as share my story
Apr 6th, 2019
Peter S. from SAN JOSE, CA writes:
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I have never received my full tax return always worked when I could and my child support debt keeps going up and affecting my credit score and also my life I feel like I could never move forward I want to have the best stuff my my children when they come over but always battling child support accounts always get frozen interest rate is unforgiven
Mar 26th, 2019
Lonnie M. from Kingman, AZ writes:
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I pay 1400 a month for my back pay. Now I know we need to make sure are children or child needs to have the best but what about us. I work 12hrs day and when I do get payed. It's just enough for a few Bill's which I have to split up. They say a modification helps but when i submitted the paper work my payments went up. How am I going to build anything for the future when I cant even start. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know I need help and dont know what to do very stressed out thank you
Mar 26th, 2019
Lonnie M. from Kingman, AZ writes:
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I pay 1400 a month for my back pay. Now I know we need to make sure are children or child needs to have the best but what about us. I work 12hrs day and when I do get payed. It's just enough for a few Bill's which I have to split up. They say a modification helps but when i submitted the paper work my payments went up. How am I going to build anything for the future when I cant even start. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know I need help and dont know what to do very stressed out thank you

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