Custodial Parents Are Often the Dead Beat Parents
by Christina Heisler
(Lakeside, AZ, US)
My husband has 2 kids from a previous relationship. His ex has never had a job, refuses to get one, her boyfriend supports her and not only is she on DES medical, and food stamp assistance but she is also 8 mos pregnant with her boyfriends kid. My husband pays $454.00 a month for support. Since his ex doesnt work, his support his higher. Since she lives off the system, he pays an additional $100.00 a month for "cash medical support" which does not count as medical expenses on the child support worksheet, it is simply an additional amount added onto his support for a total of $554.00. We have 3 other kids that we support. Both of us work full time, we are on nor have we ever been on any state assistance.
To rub salt into the wound, his ex is supposed to meet us halfway every other weekend (we live 4 hrs apart) but she always has an exuse as to why she cant go the full distance and most of the time we drive an additional 2 hrs round trip to pick up and drop off the kids. So our total monthly expenses far exceed what is already taken out of his check. Yet......she still doestn work and our tax dollars pay for her to keep breeding and multiplying so the problem only gets worse. Did you know that when she has this baby, even though it is from another guy....my husbands child support will increase? That is because her expenses go up but she has no income (because she wont get a job) which means that she is being rewarded once again.
If you ask me, their are ALOT of dead beat CUSTODIAL parents!! What law in AZ protects them???? The answer is NONE, ZERO, ZILCH. Wake up Arizona - we are in economic crisis and these types of people are milking us for millions and millions every year!