Texas Child Support-The BIGGEST Shame
by Lisa Harris
Texas child support laws need to be rewrote. They do not in any way make sure the child has the same standard of living with both parents. It's sad that the custodial parents and the state get to rape the non-custodial parents legally. Texas does not take into account the monetary income/assets of both households that the child shares. So whats the non-custodial parent to do when they have visitation. Well you can't do anything.....No MONEY. You can't buy them anything....No MONEY. You can't take them anywhere....No MONEY. You can barely feed them while they are with you....No MONEY. If it's your second marriage you can't feed yourself or your kids.....No MONEY. The state takes it all and gives it to the custodial parent regardless of weather they need it or not. They are not required to spend it on the children or account for it. Meanwhile, the non-custodail parent still has to pay taxes on it and doesn't get to claim the kids on the income tax even though they are supporting them. The custodial parent doesn't have to work or even contribute anything to the childrens financial status. plus if they get remarried their new household income is not taken into account. They get a free ride no questions asked! The non-custodial parent is stuck trying to support two households.
Why do the custodial parents HAVE to take child support? Because the State of Texas is trying to decrease they're welfare roles. I don't want child support and don't need it. I have far more money than my ex, but the State of Texas insists that I have to take it.....why? You are just causing ill feelins between me and my ex and sending him to the Poor House!!!
Reform child support now! Equalize the Incomes in both houses so the child has the same standard of living wherever they are staying. Let non-custodial parents have a fighting chance at supporting themselves, their ex's and their family's both past and present.