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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.

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1 day ago
Shannon A. from San Antonio, TX writes:
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Agreed! Child support should pay for child's needs. Mom and Dad should split 50/50 I am a woman and agree that is just ridiculous taking % of income vs child's needs. Congress needs to help!
2 days ago
Someone from Truckee, CA writes:
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The laws are not fair. My son's father lied, manipulated the courts, then moved out of state and I am required to continue living where we are living. He is oppressing me. I can not work to my potential in the location of the country and neither can he, this is why he works out of the area but the court is perfectly ok with this arrangement. It's very unfair. Giving the father parental rights should not act to oppress the Mother from earning potential; meanwhile being treated like******by ex because I can't earn enough to avoid accepting child support. It's a mess. It is not best for the child. He only sees our son 1-2% of the entire year yet still has control on our household. Not fair.
2 days ago
Someone from Truckee, CA writes:
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The laws are not fair. My son's father lied, manipulated the courts, then moved out of state and I am required to continue living where we are living. He is oppressing me. I can not work to my potential in the location of the country and neither can he, this is why he works out of the area but the court is perfectly ok with this arrangement. It's very unfair. Giving the father parental rights should not act to oppress the Mother from earning potential; meanwhile being treated like******by ex because I can't earn enough to avoid accepting child support. It's a mess. It is not best for the child. He only sees our son 1-2% of the entire year yet still has control on our household. Not fair.
Apr 24th, 2017
Someone from Rialto, CA writes:
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Child Support Laws are in the Best Interest of the Financial Growth of the Department of Family Services , it encourages separation of the family unit & it's UNCONSTITUTIONAL (the SUPREME LAW of the LAND) States violate citizens constitutional rights which is unlawful & doesn't promote democracy , which is the BASIS of each State to be PART of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, so by the Law isn't that Breach of Agreement or Contract in which the State shouldn't receive Title VI-D Loans,
Apr 21st, 2017
Someone from Frazier Park, CA writes:
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I'm going to be paying 25% of my income to child support 25% to student loans 20% for rent 10% on car payment and 15% on bills leaving me 5%. She chooses not to work, lives rent free, collects disability and/or unemployment, threatens that she will keep the child away from me and my family. I fail to see how this system is fair. It's outdated and not keeping with the general population's view of what is fair. I've worked so hard to finally finish school, and now I'm going to be supporting the lifestyle of a mother who CHOOSES to live off of government assistance. Her mother lives off alimony, her mother's boyfriend lives off of monthly disability, nobody in that household works; they live comfortably in a nice condo and are able to go out drinking almost every night at their local bar. Now I have to live on a strict budget to support that behavior.
Apr 14th, 2017
Alfred B. from Clarksville, TN writes:
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I don't mind paying my support. What i do mind is the fact that my kids dont see the money. I was taught dont complain if you dont have a solution, so here is mine. When the court sets the obligation it should state that any support paid will be held in an account for the child(ren) until they reach whatever the age the state says support stops. Then that child can use it for college, a car, a house or whatever. I should not have to pay support and my child is still calling me for there basic needs.
Apr 14th, 2017
Danielle P. from Summerville, SC writes:
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This is so true! Child support laws are awful. They should be on case to case situations. I myself am supposed to receive child support and am a full time working mother who does not push for it. It doesn't help nor hurt me. I support my kids and my family. My husband is a stay at home dad who takes care of our 2 girls because childcare is so expensive. He is supposed to pay court ordered child support on a child he doesn't get to see, talk to or even know anything about. He has extreme anxiety and hard to find a job, I pay the support for him when we have extra money. He is now forced to go to court over 3500. All because his ex is about to have another baby and is out of work and "needs" money. She hasn't said anything to us in over a year. Things need to change!!!!
Apr 14th, 2017
Someone from Summerville, SC writes:
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https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1863323380551690&id=100006221388827&set=a.1863350330548995.1073741829.100006221388827&source=48 This is part of my history with child support
Apr 13th, 2017
Someone from Powderly, KY writes:
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I strongly disagree with child support laws because I do have to pay child support while my kids mothers get government assistance and live in income based housing with barely any bills to pay while I have to struggle to pay my bills and support my in home family or even eat but it's perfectly OK according to the courts that I'm at the point of having to work 2 jobs and probably still struggle to get by and I see my kids every other weekend.
Apr 11th, 2017
Katherine Z. from Oakland, MI signed.