Niece is getting screwed!
I have a 15-year old niece, whose mother receives $97.00 a week from her biological father. However, instead of spending the money on my niece, she uses the money to eat out, buy herself clothes,(while my niece wears jeans with holes in them and shoes that are falling a part), get her hair highlighted and party. My niece lives with her grandparents and has lived with her grandparents for going on two years now. The mother doesn't pay a single dime to the electrical bill, food bill, utilities or anything else that is needed for my niece, yet she still collects the child support.
Oh! Did I mention that the mother doesn't live with my niece? She collects the child support from my niece's grandparent's house, that is meant to take care of my niece, but the mother has pawned my niece off on the grandmother (the mother's mother). The mother is defrauding the State of Texas' Child Support Division of the U.S. Attorney General's Office, and no body seems to give a crap! I've called and reported the mother twice, but nothing has happened. I'm told that the mother is allowed to do with the money what she sees fit to do with the money. That's bull S***! The money is meant to provide food, clothing and whatever other support is needed for my niece, not the mother! The mother just spends the money, she calls HERS, at will, with NO regard as to what my niece needs.
The mother has no money because she has no job. She has no job because she's lazy and unwilling to EARN her keep. She thinks my niece's child support is her paycheck. I think it's horrible that mothers are allowed to take from their kids and not have to answer for what is done with the money the fathers pay to support their children. This mother is up to her eyeballs in debt, yet pays no bills. She moves from one friend's house to the next, while her parents care for her child, but she still collects the child support? How is that legal? If the child is living under the grandparent's roof and is being taken care of by the grandparents, the child support should go to the grandparents, not the mother who is out spreading her legs to ever Tom, Dick & Harry that comes along. The child support should be used to take care of my niece, not take care of the mother so she can look good for the next date she has. The laws need to be more strict on how people are using the child support.
There needs to be consequences for those who misuse and defraud the system. There are too women out there misusing the money that is meant for their children and it's the kids who suffer! I know my niece suffers and no one gives a damn!!!! It's pathetic that a child has no rights because they're a minor. Someone needs to stand up to these parents who abuse the system and put a stop to it! Make these mothers accountable for what they're spending the money on. If the money isn't being spent on the child, they need to be fined and/or jailed. It's as simple as that. Perhaps the children in the State of Texas will be better taken care of.