Unfair child support system
by Jennifer Brooks
I was married to my children's father for four years when I found out he made a child out of wedlock. When I found out about his other child outside of the marriage I filled for divorce. My children ages are 1 yrs old and 2 months. My ex husband put himself on child support for the child he conceived outside of our marriage. He did this so he could have rights to see his other child since the mother was not allowing him to. The other child is a 1yr old and is only a month older then my oldest child. When my divorce was final I was given less in child support payments then the other child's mother.
I have two children by this man and only get $180.82 a month and the other lady with one child gets $405.00 a month. This is really unfair and does'nt make any sense at all. I was married and had two children by this man and this lady only has one child. How can this be the law?? I have called many time's to talk to the office of Attorney General and they do nothing! Im trying to take care of two children with my income and only $180.82 a month. They wonder why a single mother can't work because she can't afford daycare. They wonder why so many single mothers apply for food stamps because there is no justice!If I was getting a good amount to support my two children I wouldn't have to apply for goverment assistance.
The other mother who has one child is able to afford child care and whatever else she needs. Im not saying she shouldn't get this amount but why can't I get the same amount too? I have two children and I just don't see the fairness in it. My problem is the law needs to change on how child support is determined. Why do the first child on child support receive more then the other children?? This is not fair and need to change asap!!