Fathers Rights In Child Support


Is fathers rights in child support a hoax, a scam, a way to take someones hard earned money to benefit the state? Or is it used for good intention to provide for a child's needs? Too often I hear of fathers who try to do the right thing and always get the short end of the stick. Fathers rights should go hand in hand. If a father pays child support and is doing everything in is power to provide, then he should have every right to visitations, joint custody, and a say to what goes on in the child's life.

In my opinion, child support should not be established through a court system if the father is taking care of his responsibilities, emotionally and financially. The payment negotiations should be between the mother and the father of the child. It can get very confusing establishing child support through the court system. However, if a father is more than capable of providing support and refuses, then child support should be established through a court system. Fathers looking for legal advice on child support has become easy over the years. All one really needs to do is ask a lawyer online. To do that Just type your legal question and you can have a professional lawyer Answer you promptly.

There is very little fathers rights in child support when payments are garnished from ones earnings. A father has no say on what they will pay and how payments are made. Child support payments are a percentage of what a father may earn. Just Answer this question, would fathers pay more if child support payments were not garnished? You may feel a sense of frustration when you are force to make payments on child support, I know that I do. The percentages on payments should be fair on both sides. For instance, enough money should be acquired to support the child's needs and not be a burden on the father. Because of course the father has to have enough for his survival, especially if he is providing for his current family. There are too many cases where a father is paying child support and is fired, laid off or received a pay cut. When being fired or laid off the child support payments should be suspended until they find another job. If they receive a pay cut, then the employer should immediately send a letter to the state child support agency to reduce payments.

Another contradiction of fathers rights in child support is the payment of interest. Why is interest being charged and where is that extra money going? If a father owes $5000 in child support payments, then he should pay $5000 in child support, nothing more nothing less. I believe ones life would be better off without the implementation of interest on child support payments. This interest serves no purpose and it does not even go to the custodial parent. As a father myself, I know the horrors of falling behind on child support payments and paying interest on arrears. It can take a long time to catch up and sometimes you can even fall behind and owe even more. Interest on child support payments should be eliminated and never to return.

Whether a father makes his child support payments or not, that father should always have a right to visit their child. You never know what that father is going through and he may not be able to make child support payments at no fault of his own. He may of lost his job, became disabled or other unforeseen events may occur. But that should not deter one from allowing him to see there children. Again, visitation agreements should be arranged by the mother and the father. The court system has no idea what is best for the child/children, but the parents do, so it makes more since to have the parents agree to visitation terms. By allowing the father to have healthy visiting time will blossom a healthy relationship between father and child/children. Court battles are ugly and can be avoided if both parents sit down and discuss visitation terms. For inquiries on visitation just ask a professional lawyer by typing your question in a box I have provided below.

Fathers rights in child support should be just that, having the right to pay your child support without court intervention, to have the right to visit your child when you want and not when the court tells you. To be there for your child/children and to love and build a strong relationship with them. Sometimes it can be hard and other people can make it difficult for you. Whether it be the courts or the mother that makes life hard for you, remember that it is all about the child.




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