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Please stop the unfair punishment of good fathers. We need child support reform now!

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The current child support system entirely benefits the mother of said children, not even the child's best interest. The fathers are routinely getting financially punished by increasing child support obligations, attorney fees, court costs, and visitation rights. The fathers have became expendable in the courts eyes, and we want to get this changed!

Each child support case should be viewed on a case-by-case basis, not just lumping all cases into the same category. For instance, yes there are a lot of "dead beat" fathers, as well as "dead beat" mothers, but there are even more good fathers out there doing everything they can to be in their children lives but are hindered by the Family Court and Child Support Enforcement itself! OCSE actually makes it harder for the fathers to be involved in the lives of the children instead of doing what "is best for the child". It has been proven time and time again that having BOTH parents in the child's life makes a huge impact, but the Family court tells the fathers when they can see their child, where they can take their child, and what they can do with their child.

In addition, in researching the amount of child support obligation should be ordered, the courts should look into the income of BOTH sides, not just the father. Often times, the mother, remarried, makes more than the father and the father is still ordered to pay a high amount of child support. That is not right! Shouldn't the father be able to live life at an acceptable standard? It seems a lot of times the good fathers are being punished for the "dead beat" fathers.

Nobody denies that there should be some type of set child support obligations guidelines, but as of now the guidelines and severely unfair to the fathers, and biased towards the mothers. This is what we are looking to change.

Should single mothers (or fathers) be allowed to not work and live off child support and government assistance while the other party has to work just to pay his obligation in fear of being thrown in jail? Is it fair for some women to have multiple babies just to collect child support and not have to work? There definitely should be guidelines and stricter restrictions put on the party receiving the child support benefits. How about drug testing child support recipient's? Job placement requirements?

Child support obligation should be based upon;
1. The income and expenses of BOTH parties
2. The family size and obligation of both parties
3. Total debt of both parties
4. Drug testing of the recipient of the child support
5. Employment status of BOTH parties. The recipient should NOT be unemployed or at the least have a timeframe requirement to gain employment or forfeit the right to child support.
6. All court cost, attorneys fees, filing fees, and\or any other fees in regards to the said child support case should be equally divided between the two parties.
4. Then child support obligation should be calculated based upon all

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7 hours ago
Agustin T. from Lubbock, TX writes:
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I went to prison one day in 2005 I did 8 years came out and I tried be there for my daughter but she stated to me at one time that she don't want nothing to do with me all you want is my child support So we had a big argument and I said to her that I would like to be a part of her life and she stated that she want nothing to do with me I don't know why but her mom got her in her head what all she wanted is my child support and I really don't know what to do now I'm behind a lot of money and it's hard for me I got 3 kids I'm trying to support of my own I'm trying to be a good father to her but she don't want nothing to do with me I don't know what to do anymore I mean if I pay child support I think I deserve to see her and spend time with her I don't mind paying child support but I just want to be part of her life
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Marcus M. from Union Point, GA writes:
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We need change this system isn't working been fight for my son over 2yrs
20 hours ago
Stergil M. from Bruno, WV writes:
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It needs stopped, or repaired. Uncontitutional
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Kirk S. from Grand Rapids, MI signed.
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Marcus M. from Clarion, PA writes:
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800 USD a mo th is not enough to survive on. Ehat happened to the government and their promise to protect freedom and uphold justic. This robbing of men needs to end.
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Charlo S. from Mount Pleasant, SC signed.
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Clint E. from Hays, KS signed.
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Ruben R. from Union City, CA writes:
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The mother of my Child tried to throw me in jail by claiming I hit her when she had fell at work and bruised her arm. They tried to convict me but she went ranting on about it on social media and i submitted that as evidence and the case was dismissed. During that time she had packed up her things and left with our son +50 Miles from were we originally lived. I took her to court for full custody of our son and I was denied and ordered to pay child support (mind you f course not all details are listed here for privacy reasons) I however strongly feel that if she made the decision to move to the middle of nowhere where there are no jobs a crappy education system she should be the one paying for her decisions not me!