by A Broken System
1. If you are in arrears and have a current agreement with the child support agency where you are paying on those arrears and are up-to-date, why would they garnish your tax return in addition to your current agreement? Are they a Family agency or the Mafia?
2. If you are a "non-custodial" parent who pays child support on a monthly basis, current in your payments and have a steady work history...why are you not allowed to claim your child on your tax returns at least every other year? Are you not worthy to do so?
The current child support laws...speaking of my city (NY) are INSANE!!!!
The way they are structured creates and imbalance between the custodial and non-custodial parent and provides an unbelievable amount of power to the custodial parent which in many cases is a power that has been greatly abused. There's no filter system that separates the so-called "dead beat dad" from the hard-working father who is trying to live a normal life. Everyone is basically thrown into a pot and treated with the same disrespect and dishonor.
It's quite interesting to see the pictures of father and child smiling together that grace the family court walls when that same system creates an environment that makes it nearly impossible to lead that same happy existence the family court claims to promote.
It pains me deeply to hear the horrific stories of the mistreatment suffered by so many good men at the hands of the current child support laws. It's angers me.