Judge ignores new child support law.
by Kenneth Fleeman
I have been to court every 3 years under the recommendation of child support recovery to reduce my child support. Every time I get the same judge who refuses to lower the support payments. The last time I went I thought for sure they would lower them because of the new child support law...wrong! The judge ignored the new law and left my payments the same. I was jobless and told him so but he didn't care. I am remarried and have a child with my new wife but he does not care. My wife has supported me for the last 10 years because my ex takes 1/3 of my gross pay. Because of my profession (carpenter) I have to travel a long way to work which takes another 1/3 of my pay and my self employment taxes takes the last 1/3. I have nothing to contribute to my wife or my son after supporting my ex. As long as judges can overturn the law we have no hope unless someone smart enough could get a petition started to standardize child support. Many economic reports have been done which prove that it only takes $30 per week more to raise a child than living alone. This is supposed to be split between both parents. Right now child support includes built in allimony. All children are created equal and should receive equal support. Child support should be standardized to the correct amount. Women should not be rewarded for leaving their husbands.
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