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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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2 hours ago
Anthony J. from Cleveland, OH writes:
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I am working full time and part time and can barely pay my bills. My checks are not covering the gas to get back and forth to work or my phone bill. Meanwhile a woman who is living in a two income household and making more money than I is credited nearly half of my 2 week paycheck. It is not fare or right I have been paying into this system my whole adult life. What a terrible time in history to be born and not be able to get full pay? At nearly 40 I have maybe seen 2 income tax returns my entire life. I do not feel like a citizen and I feel this system will leave me homeless unless something is done now. I don't care about the homeless or anyone else, I can't afford to pay attention. All I care about is why I am working 14 hour days without travel and cannot afford groceries. Most messed up part I have never been married. The mother never had intentions of marriage with me but she did have intentions on getting government checks. The design of this collection agency is not right.
5 hours ago
Matthew S. from Fort Lauderdale, FL writes:
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Family court's are unfair to father's. Most of us are forced into poverty. How can we support our kids when we have them when the mothers get more than half of the father's income. The court system doesn't follow the federal laws set forth by Congress or the social security administration. In some states the court takes the father's SSN without him giving it voluntarily like the federal laws state very clearly. So what does a father do when he's no money because the state takes most of it.
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Someone from Anchorage, AK writes:
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Child support is being used for spousal support and that's not right. Change the mathematical formula to account for the needs of the child, not the ex.
1 day ago
jerome b. from Cincinnati, OH writes:
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I have 2 children and pay 1080/month in child support and must work OT to pay that and stay afloat with my own bills. While the childrens mom paid off her bills and now spends like theres no tomorrow on herself I go in the hole each month.She works less I work more and now we both take home the same amount each month. That's what the state wants right to make things fair? how is that fair when I cant sleep at night have health problems from stress and she eats out everynight on me.Childrens private school on the line but I still pay it alone on credit and I have 50/50 shared parenting...!!!Before child support I helped with bills and my ex and I were able to talk..now I don't even want to think of her...infact I despise her and if she need me to give her CPR she would be outta luck!!!!! GOOD JOB GOVERMENT FOR STICKING YOUR HANDS IN MY POCKET AND STEALING FROM ME. SHAME ON YOU!
3 days ago
Someone from Clayton, NC writes:
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My husband's ex-wife who married during custody litagation decided to quit working for Renee Elmers when she was in office, so that she can be at home and collect more child support from him while the kids are in school. She and her lawyer threatened him that he will pay for her court costs if he fought her in moving from NC to LA because of this new job opportunity at her new husband's job. Her new husband makes a 6 figure income and they just bought a house and built a pool in LA . We had just finished paying for 2 layers and have 2 more lawyers left in this custody battle. She had originally abandoned him and took the children, lied and manipulated the system through her political affiliations at work and outside of work and received physical custody before. So badically upsets the family, obtains custody and half his 1/3 to half his income counting ins costs, extra curricular activities and anything else Lee she can squeeze out of him. Th n she was not satisfied with that because she hard to take the kids away and move to o LA and claim more child support. She had the earning capability of $40,000 a year and now puts down she makes $15,000 a year babysitting inside her house a year. We are so tired of her Liebig, cheating and taking advantage of the system and the people around her no matter who it hurts. Their children are devistated along with mine. So now he gets only 8 weeks total out of a year to see them and he had a o drive 7 hours one way just to meet her to obtain and drop off the 3 kids. Wow... Really?! She Is hurting the boys nutritionally because neither eats fruits or vegetables, eggs, and so much more. In other words they will not eat anything at Thanksgiving nor other holiday meals along with any cook outs or other family dinner functions without asking to go to McDonalds.. So no we do not take them off o MsDonalds. Also the 8 year old wears 2 size clothing smaller due which o lack of nutrition. It is very sad, upsetting and a helpless situation we are in. Tried fighting but no more money left... ???? I am now in between jobs and money is tight but she is fine laying out by all he pool and going out to escape oven along with expensive trips and vacations... God help us all who have American pride and having to deal with these low lives with the feeling that they are entitled to what is not theirs and that the world owes them. Get some pride and get a clue! Narcissistic - Narcissism and there is no cure per our counselor with advise to move far away but we see distance still does not help with their games.... Pray for us all!
3 days ago
Michael M. from Williamsport, PA writes:
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We should not pay either side if the custody is 50/50.
3 days ago
Someone from Lexington, KY signed.
3 days ago
Someone from Dickinson, TX writes:
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Money gained from child support should automatically be put into a trust for that child to be able to manage when he or she comes of age without interference from the custodial parent. Problem solved.
3 days ago
Someone from Eros, LA writes:
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I also thank woman are man that recieve child support payment should be able to use child support as there income sent its suppose to be for the child it should be the child's money and not for the parent to use as a income for them sent they did not work for it and did not pay tax on it andwas not payed for doing a job. Should be aginest the law for child support to be used as income .
3 days ago
Someone from Eros, LA writes:
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Child Support System Declared Unconstitutional Minnesota Supreme Court upholds ruling In 1975, Congress passed a law which included a last minute amendment to create the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE). When signing the bill, then President Ford commented that it took the federal government too far into domestic relations and promised to propose legislation to correct the problem. Over the decade that followed, it became clear that OCSE intended to grow in size and power to control all aspects of child support law, seizing that power from the state courts. The size of the OCSE grew, this decade acquiring a staff in excess of 50,000 and costing taxpayers some $3 billion annually. Child support laws were modified, so that simple mathematical formulae are used to make award decisions. This new simplicity is required due to the low level of education of workers who are assigned as "judges" in child support cases. Extreme consequences defined by new federal laws, often carried out automatically and without trial, give the child support enforcement agency power over tens of millions of individuals that surpasses anything previously seen in the United States. After almost 25 years since its start, judges in Minnesota finally felt that they had seen enough. In June of last year, the Court of Appeals decided that the administrative branch of government had exceeded its constitutional powers. "The administrative child support process governed by Minn. Stat. 518.5511 (1996) is unconstitutional because it violates the separation of powers required by Minn. Const. art. III, 1." (STATE OF MINNESOTA IN COURT OF APPEALS C7-97-926 C8-97-1132 C7-97-1512 C8-98-33, Filed June 12, 1998; http://www.courts.state.mn.us/library/archive/ctappub/9806/c797926.htm) The Minnesota Supreme Court upheld the decision in January of this year. "The administrative child support process created by Minn. Stat. 518.5511 (1996) violates the separation of powers doctrine by infringing on the district court's original jurisdiction, by creating a tribunal which is not inferior to the district court, and by permitting child support officers to practice law. Therefore, the statute is unconstitutional." (STATE OF MINNESOTA IN SUPREME COURT C7-97-926 C8-97-1132 C9-98-33 C7-97-1512, Filed: January 28, 1999, Office of Appellate Courts; http://www.courts.state.mn.us/library/archive/supct/9901/c797926.htm) --Reported by Roger F. Gay Thank something needs to be done about this in all the states . I be leave in this day and time woman want to be equal and be treated as equal so with that being said thank taking care of the child child support should be 50/50 it's not right for the man to break his back and have to pay out high child support for the woman to stay home and live a free life and the man to pay for it all. The states to get rich off of the child support with making 5% off of every dime payed in from every one paying child support . It's turned in to a Meg a million business not just about the well being of the child any more .