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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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Aug 20th at 8:58 pm
Someone from Urbana, IL signed.
Aug 18th, 2017
Someone from Racine, WI signed.
Aug 10th, 2017
Someone from Baxter, TN writes:
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I think it's ridiculous to put men in jail because they can not afford to pay the weekly amount given by the courts! My son is liable to pay 160.00 a week! For both his kids. When he loses his job he's in jail for back arrears. Then what's worse is taking these men's license's away! How the hell can they get work without a license! Most of the women who get child support are getting their hair done, nails done, or going out to party on this money! I'm not saying all but, most do! I'm also not saying the men should not pay something but, they should not be having to go to jail over this! I think it should be between the man and the woman and out of the courts! My son has been through hell and back over this. I would like to see the laws change. We live in Tennessee but laws should change in all states! Put an end to men being punished for having kids. Really? What a waste of our jail system and taxes over this. Lord...someone do something!
Aug 10th, 2017
Someone from Baxter, TN writes:
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I think it's ridiculous to put men in jail because they can not afford to pay the weekly amount given by the courts! My son is liable to pay 160.00 a week! For both his kids. When he loses his job he's in jail for back arrears. Then what's worse is taking these men's license's away! How the hell can they get work without a license! Most of the women who get child support are getting their hair done, nails done, or going out to party on this money! I'm not saying all but, most do! I'm also not saying the men should not pay something but, they should not be having to go to jail over this! I think it should be between the man and the woman and out of the courts! My son has been through hell and back over this. I would like to see the laws change. We live in Tennessee but laws should change in all states! Put an end to men being punished for having kids. Really? What a waste of our jail system and taxes over this. Lord...someone do something!
Aug 3rd, 2017
Someone from Dayton, OH writes:
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The laws child support/spousal laws here in OHIO are so unfair and out of date that either need to be keeply overhauled immediately or the government needs to get out of it all together. Grant the divorce and step aside.
Jul 31st, 2017
Norman H. from Dover, DE writes:
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Coram non judice, Latin for "not before a judge," is a legal term typically used to indicate a legal proceeding that is outside the presence of a judge (without a judge), with improper venue, or without jurisdiction. A women should pay a portion of child support back if she don't have any good reasons why she need support for 20 plus year's a kid is no excuse. if she's on welfare section 8 and collect any taxes. If that women don't have any medical condition she should be sued for fraud clearly it is. She getting away with stealing and the state seems to be okay with it. TROXEL V. GRANVILLE,” The liberty interest at issue in this case the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their Children is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interestsrecognized by this court. More than 75 years ago in Meyer V. Nebraska, 262, U.S. 390,399,401 (1923), we held that the “liberty” Protected by the Due Process clause includes the right of parents to “establish a home and bring up children” and” to control the education of their own”. Two years later in Pierce V. Society of sisters, 268 U.S. 510,534-535 (1925), we again held that the“Liberty of parents and guardians” includes the right” to direct the upbringing and education of children under their control.” We explained in Pierce that” [ t ]he child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligation”. Id at 535. We returned to the subject in Prince V. Massachusetts, 321 U.S. 158 (1944), and again confirmed that there is a constitutional dimension to the right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children”. It is cardinal with us that thecustody, care and nurture of the child reside first in the parents, whose primary function and freedom includes preparation for obligations the state can neither supply nor hinder.” at 166 42 U.S. Code § 601 (d) - Purpose.” No individual entitlementThis part shall not be interpreted to entitle any individual or family to assistance under any State program funded under this part. 42 U.S. Code § 666 - Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve effectiveness of child support enforcement. Voluntary paternity acknowledgment.—(i)Simple civil process.—Procedures for a simple civil process for voluntarily acknowledging paternity under which the State must provide that, before a mother and a putative father can sign an acknowledgment of paternity, the mother and the putative father must be given notice, orally, or through the use of video or audio equipment, and in writing, of the alternatives to, the legal consequences of, and the rights (including, if 1 parent is a minor, any rights afforded due to minority status) and responsibilities that arise from, signing the acknowledgment.
Jul 26th, 2017
Wade S. from Columbia, SC signed.
Jul 26th, 2017
Someone from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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Well, you are definitely blinded by your personal case. There is no benefit to the single mother who works 40+ hours a week to provide for her child and keep health insurance since the deadbeat dad decided he didn't want to be any part of our child's life. I Take care of our disabled child, pay all her extra medical costs and still work and go to school. My case involved a police officer who had an affair behind his wives back for almost seven years. This resulted in us having a child. He is a narcissistic pig who only thought about himself. I found out about the wife through my attorney because he didn't even have the balls to tell me in my face and I only found out because I was taking him to court. Almost seven years with this man and I thought I knew who he was. Well not to go off topic but I did take him to court because this was not an unwanted pregnancy. We both loved each other and hoped to be married one day. The only problem was that he was married already and only he knew about it. So he deceived me for almost seven years and thought that it was okay to just walk out on me and our child. Well, I did what every woman in her right mind should do and that is take him to court to have a judge enforce a support order so that he would put in his share for the cost of our child. The only problem with that is that my entire salary goes to all of our living expenses and the child support goes to my daughters medical costs and any cost that arises for her. So I pay about 90% support and have sole custody and he only pays 20% and has no additional responsibilities including not paying health care. So how is that fair? He doesn't have any shared custody since he was the irresponsible jerk that almost committed suicide because he couldn't bare the fact that he didn't have the perfect little life with his District Attorney wife. Well, he of course lied on all of his court documents to make himself look as though he had no money. So you tell me that a police officer salary of 98,000 a year and a District Attorneys salary of 115,000 a year is not enough for him to be able to support his first born. I only make 50,000 a year, provide health coverage for our daughter and everything else that comes with her disabilities since she was born 24 wks premature and has every issue that premature babies have. So, yes he decided that although he couldn't support our child on his over inflated household income, he went and had four more children. Since our daughter was born I took him to court once when she was 1 year old because he was not paying any support and had abandoned her. Our original case took over 4 years to close, and you ask yourself why? Well, as crooked cop and his crooked District Attorney wife, you go figure. So, just when I had moved on with my life he took me back to court 3 more times and the judge denied his request. Oh, and guess what? we are now in court again because he can't afford to take care of our daughter, because he is now retired and has 4 more kids and a District Attorney wife who is also quitting her job and they can't afford to live in California because it's too expensive so they're moving out of state. This last case has taken almost a year, because his flaky attorney keeps pushing it to benefit them. Well, all I can say is that the court systems are not fair to single mothers or fathers who work countless hours so that their children have everything that they should have if both parents were together. Unfortunately the courts don't take into account all the time that a single parent takes to make the child's life run smoothly. But it's sad to say that even with all the efforts our abandoned children's emotions and feelings are not accounted for when it comes to dealing with these deadbeats in court. I don't feel any pity for any man or woman that is obligated to pay child support for a child that they brought into this world. Wether the child was wanted or not, it is both parents responsibility to take care of this child. It is not the single parents responsibility to spend all of his or her salary on this child. The paying parent only gets to pay 20% of their salary which I think is unfair when you add a second spouse to the equation. Also, new children should not be taken into account to reduce any child support. How in the world does a man abandon 1 child and claims that he can't afford to take care of her and then goes and has 4 more! That is the problem with the court system!!!! If the court system is looking for the best interest of the abandoned child then the support should not be reduced period. If a man can stick it to a woman 4 more times and make 4 more kids then he is just plain irresponsible and should not be allowed to take the single parent to court because this does not benefit the first born. Common sense! My experience with my ex- has been horrible in court. He has never once showed up to court, he was never obligated to pay sanctions which I think is ridiculous. Why does the court system put these rules if they don't even enforce them. I had to miss work, take vacation time to be at every court hearing and he gets away with everything!!! If you ask me, Police officers and District Attorneys are corrupt and crooked and they should be in jail instead of being in those positions. Well, this is my two cents on this topic.
Jul 25th, 2017
Someone from Bradenton, FL writes:
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The child support office has ruined my life. They charge so much that I cannot even afford a roof over my head even with two jobs. They say they don't have to account for my bills. They lie in court and will not provide you with even a badge number to use in court to say you spoke to someone on a certain day. They tried to even make me pay child support for a child that wasn't even mine just because I was already in the system. Local office have run a muck from their head at the local state office. They work independently and often do not know what is going on in the state office or choose to ignore it. The people working in the child support office hate men and it shows. They do not treat you with respect and often time act unprofessionally when talking to them. I believe the only goal of the child support office is to divide families and ensure a healthy revenue stream to maintain a corrupt government office that is out of control. My ex wife and her family have used the child support office against me so to control me and ensure they keep my children from me. They use it as a weapon against me and the child support office knows this and is alright with it. I mean, sure their going to get their money just the same, so why not work with people who are knowingly using a government office as a tool to subvert a father's rights. My ex wife and her family have deep pocket, and own several houses. Their is no reason they should be using a government office and state tax dollars to take child support from me. Please help me and close this evil practice.
Jul 23rd, 2017
Billy W. from Inglewood, CA writes:
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Women falsely accuse men of being the father, and years later sometimes through medical procedure the said father finds out he's not the father, there's a statue of limitations on dna, how can this be when a life's at stake, the women perjure themselves when falsely accuse, this needs to change, or we risk have a nation of incest children, be it the children never get to know their true identity, and the man is innocent but has to pay for a child that's not his, he should be able to sue the mother, and take whatever income social security, ssi or whatever, because she knew all along, men oftentimes don't know if it's his child or the milk man, why should he have to pay for that, dna in cs shouldn't have statue of limitations, it is allowed in falsely accused murder cases, why can't we have the same benefit as others that are falsely accused, and bring those mother's to tell the truth by making them return that money, and alot of times the real father lives with the mother, and the falsely accused has to pay for that, we need to correct this, and allow children to know who their father is, our laws should be about justice, and how can we call it justice if we misinform the innocent.
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