Custodial parents have the legal responsibility
I am infuriated at some of the comments made against custodial parents on this website. I take offense that the non-custodial parents do not look at the big picture. If a parent with physical custody does not financially and medically support their children in the manner dictated by society, they are considered negligent. There are penalties for parental neglect. The custodial parent is always under governmental and societal scrutiny, yet, if the non-custodial does not support, they are not equitably held to the same level of legal, moral, and ethical accountability. Courts have deemed over the course of time, it benefits the child to be with the natural mother. If men were forced to be the parent with physical custody and the responsibilities that are attached, they would fail at the task. What most men do not realize is the high-levels of responsibilities a mother has protecting the overall welfare, rights, and interests of their children. If child support is part and parcel to maintaining stability for the child and the household then it is their legal duty to see it occurs. If they did not pursue legal remedies they are considered negligent. Men on this website grip about the injustice that has been done to them in a court of law.
The same has happened to the custodial parents, time and time again. The law may not seem fair to those on the receiving end, but it is written for the protection of the child, not the parent. If everyone voluntarily did their part, new laws for enforcement would not be written. Until they are followed, there will be new and creative legal means to make citizens adhere to the laws of the land. In the end, this controversy is about the children and they should have their needs met, by whatever tactics it takes. I am of the full belief, if one parent chooses to neglect their responsibility, then they should suffer in a greater financial manner, than is experienced by child at issue. My heart goes out to every frustrated and financially tasked custodial parent on this website. You must advocate and educate yourself about the legal and administrative remedies awarded to you by law. Ignorance is not a defense.
If you feel you are not receiving the appropriate support and legal assistance by the CSE...go to your local state representative for assistance with your case. They are bound as public servants to make inquires and push the buttons. If you do not feel they are advocating in your behalf, take it to the next level of government. Do know that the person that raises the most **** gets the job done! Please research all federal and state laws regarding child support. Go get your money or get your pound of flesh...which ever comes first!