Child Support and the Federal Government

by Holcy Thompson III
(Texas)

The Federal Government is planning to crack down on dead beat parents who do not want to pay their child support. In one news segment it talks about how the federal government is going to step in and enforce child support laws. Maybe this will work maybe it will not, but it also goes saying that over $1 billion is owed in unpaid child support. So I am happy that something is being done about it. Many parents do not want to take on the obligation, so they will not pay, leaving the child or children to suffer. I think its about time the government stepped in to do something about it. Dead beats must pay child support in order for child/children to live a better life. According to the news post, Joe Ludwig who is the Federal Minister for Human Services says that he is searching for a range of options to crack down on dead beat parents whom are unwillingly taking on their responsibilities. Once again, I am glad that something is going to be done about those dead beat parents. It is bad enough that the child experiences life without both biological parents, they should not be subjected to neglect or denied child support from the non-custodial parent.

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Be honest
by: Cash Cow at work

I grew up in a day when it was the norm for a father to work and a mom to stay at home and tend the children and house work. The GREED of society pushed where we are today. Today (for most) both parents MUST work to meet our Financial obligations in todays society. In reality neither parent really gets the time they should with their child/children. That is the real problem people ! Most couples do love one another and their child ! Society pushed of here, most of the problems that I have seen in relationships start with money issues. Many women ( yes I said women) today see the grass greener on the otherside and given the statistics of women custody vs. men custody see this as an answer to their financial problems.
Women don't whine when the other shoe drops and start putting ugly labels on the father of your children.
Do your best to understand this, the courts don't do this for free . The lawyers ( @ $275 an hour) are not free and the CSEA is not free....each and everyone of them have a stake in this !!! That money is coming out of the unit that USED TO BE the family.
It is perfectly understandable to be mad as hell if the man is living in a upscale comunity, driving a new car with expensive clothes and not paying his support. By all meens put the SOB under the jail !!! That however is not what we are dealing with here ( for the most of us ).
We are dealing with todays society....we are dealing with entitlement and what we feel we SHOULD have and what we expect our lives to be like. The only people seeing more money is the State and lawyers.
So ladies if your not getting what you expect try poluteing your childs mind and poisoning them towards their own flesh and blood. That will help you feel better. Then call that lawyer and have the dirt bag put in jail that will definatly help matters.

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Cash cow at work
by: Anonymous

States commonly disreguard federal law and the outlines concerning the percentage of income they garnish. Ohio being a classic example. The fact is a class action suit is currently being persued on behalf 117,000 obligors that have grossly overpaid the state. Then this happens "Ohio"posts a "zero" balance due and the case and the over paid money vanishes. I assure you I am no "Dead Beat" however states such as Ohio tend to be very reckless about record keeping. When found in error the state dodges under the "Bradley" amendment. A law passed in the 80's that says basicaly as far as child support is concerned the employment income of the obligor although a true record of income can not be used as a defense if the "ordered" amount of support is not paid. Basically this is what happens (or did in my case) The order was set for 60% of my income, tough I know....hold on this gets better.. once that is established I work a few more hours so I can make ends meet....OK i can do that right ....after all it's for my kids my Kid's ! Now comes the demand for insurance coverage or to pay 400 dollars to the state for coverage......hold on not finished yet I sell a few things I own to buy some time and start working on weekend too....ya with me here right??? Then comes the BIG BANG spousal support of another $400 bucks a month. At this point I now currently am broke, homeless, and have 180% of my wages granished. The Court responsible is 350 miles away ...... basicaly good f'ing luck fella. I was able to get their on a bus with no place to stay ect. .....I went to jail; and for the next 15 years I went in and out of jail with this "Dead Beat" hung around my neck.The real problem is "Family Law" civil buy decription strips you of all your rights...you will do time like a criminal. You will be labeled as such. You will not be permitted to see your children without a battle. Should you try visitation without being current (wich is an impossibility now ) incarceration awaits you. So to dispell any B.S. "dead beats" can easily be made "beat to death" is what I like to call it. Just because you are capable of procreating? The state government smelled money!! The states are not held responsible for facts or truth because of the Bradley Amendment.

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Extortion
by: Anonymous

But what about the fathers who want to raise their child, but are denied by courts on the sole basis of gender... So not only is he deprived of his right to parent his child, but he is also extorted as well???

That is what has become of our legal system and it's time that we as men stand up and pressure our delegates to stand up for the "EQUALITY" that women find it so easy to mention when it benefits them, but when it comes to children they feel entitled to favoritism on their behalf...

-Father robbed of his right to PARENT... NOT PAY... But PARENT

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What is Wrong with You??!?!
by: Anonymous

Excuse me?! I am one of those mothers suffering from a deadbeat dad. My husband took the house, the car, our savings, and left me and my daughter homeless. And you're telling me that he's "just a sperm donor" and shouldn't have to provide for our child? He helped to create our daughter, he should have to help financially support her. The child support goes toward food, clothing, and books...and quite frankly, if the man abandons the family, leaving them to fend for themselves, I don't really think it's any of the "sperm donor's" business where the money goes. What is wrong with some of you?!?!?!

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this is for the deadbeat dads
by: Anonymous

Excuse me Mr.Anonymous its not any near the new husbands responsibility to take care of a child that's not his its by choice my husband does everything for us but his biological deadbeat father will pay it takes two weather he wants to or not its his choice to not be involved in my sons life and go make more children he can't take care of but that doesn't mean its not owed to my son jerk

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Child Support Percentages
by: Annonymous

I would really like to know how much the new percentage that the government will be taking out. I'm sadly paying child support. I have constant contact with my child's mother. Her mother has told me many of times that she is recieving over $100 less each payment that I make. I do not feel this is right since child support was created for the child not for the government to take large percentages out. I have made under the table payments just so she can actually have enough money to survive. So how much will they be taking out of each payment.

Also what types of incomes are those who pay child support going to have deductions from? I have heard that V.A. Disability checks may be included into the deductable incomes. Also may even be up to 100% of the checks deducted if owed back payments. Are these statements true?

I fully believe in child support and being 100% strict. But I don't believe in taking 100% of a veterans disability checks if he/she owes back child support.

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Child support being held
by: Debra Clement

I don't know how it is helping the children by the Federal Government stepping in because I will not get my Child support for 6 months. This is no help to me or my grandchild. I would like to know how much interest is being made off the childrens child support while being held for 6 months? I would also like to know who receives the interest?
I was told by the case worker my daughter is to blame for the child support being held. She didn't pay like she was suppose to and she needs taught a lesson. My grandson and I are being taught the lesson not my daughter because we are doing without. My grandson turns 18 on April 27,2011 and I will receive my child support August 23,2011? What a big help this is to me and my grandson.

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Ok
by: Anonymous

They can try track down all they want to but when it comes to a lazy ass mamma, that sits on her ASS! the innocent will not be found, justice will prevail only to the guilty. The woman should get off her ass and work instead of trying to get back at the dad. For those who were not married let the new guy take responsibility when the father was never there from the get go. Don't come back years later and try to make him the father, technically he was just a sperm donor.

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child suport in south bend , indiana
by: concern for are chidren

Ilive in st.joseph co.I have so many concerns child suport is only one of them i have been a single mom for 10 years and ive had to deal with are so called courts when you have family member working in the same office it does not work the women who is in charge of the child suport div is married to are prosecuting attorney i feel very strongley that she is NOT DOING HER JOB and the only reason is i know is there are so many parent who have tryed and tryed to get reslut form the office and insted get treated like crap and talk to like where no bodies.we are tired and we are asking for someone from the out side to clean house and remove these people and get someone who will get the job done if my exhusband can have nice thing why can't his children thank you

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rape victoms
by: Anonymous

i am glad that they are cracking down on dead beat parents and would do anything fo my daughter and newborn baby boy, but why wasnt i told a year ago that i needed the name of the man that rapped me. now we all have no medical and it is being taken out on my family, and my husband isn't allowed to adopt my daughter until he is found.

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let him come
by: Anonymous

And maybe they can check up on the custodial dead beat moms. They are everywhere and they don't deserve kids.. because when you cry for money just to go to concerts she should be put in jail. I am a mother of four children and would walk threw fire for them. and i would never spend a penny of their child support on myself.

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