Unjust Child Support Laws
The current child support laws are in drastic need for reform. These laws, administered by many uncaring Judges, are general in nature and punish good law abiding fathers for the sake of some deadbeats. This in turn, creates an environment where in many cases, law abiding fathers are criminalized. In America we are told that we are innocent until proven guilty, but not so for fathers when dealing with the courts concerning child support. Fathers are deadbeats until they miss a support payment and then they are even bigger deadbeats.
There is no discerning of individual circumstances and many men are faced with insurmountable odds and a sense of hopelessness. For example, any person or judge that would advocate to dismiss a modification of support for a man whose income is reduced due to unemployment without considering all the facts is calloused and uncaring. How can a man live if his support payment remains the same but his income decreases by 50% and he runs a weekly negative cash flow? Especially during these economic hard times? Where do these judges live? On Mars? Don't they know that companies aren't hiring right now and that there are 6 people competing for every one job there is? That unemployment is at an all time high?
That's what these laws encourage. An apathetic realm of uncaring directed to those affected. It really doesn't matter what hardship a father is facing; the law is nonetheless slapped down and people try to get blood from a stone. Some laws are ludicrous. How much sense is it to take away a working man's drivers license if he is supposed to be paying support and he drives to work? What group of nincompoops came together to think that one up? Even if the man is behind on his child support, taking away his license only aggravates and perpetuates his debt.
Consequently, I see a system that is heavily biased against men with women bearing a much lesser degree of accountability. It's not a 50/50 situation. More like a 80/20 situation.
I am not against caring for and taking responsibility for our children and enforcing justice against deadbeats but let's not treat all men like they are deadbeats and criminals from the get go and place unreasonable demands on them.