Hi there, My problem that I have is with the separation of 2 parents with a child involved. If there is a settlement in court with who has custody of the child. In my case there was a joint custody battle between my ex and I. We both have the child equally. My ex came after me for child support. I pay an enormous amount each month on top of supplying his meals and clothing as well as anything else that would keep my son content. I don't find that right at all. The way I look at it is if you are a deadbeat dad and have or do not want anything to do with the child, a child support enforcement should be in place but for the other fathers that are in the childs life and are helping out should not be reponsibly for child support. The system is so screwed up. The system should be looking at the best interest of the child not the parents. Something needs to be done about this. If nobody speaks up then the children ends up getting hurt at the end. I invite all the single parent that are paying child support and figure that they shouldn't be. Thank You
This is so true. The point is that you don't need to fork out all your money to the child and pay for everything. The point is that you are still assisting in the financial upbringing of the child with the other parent, but not solely supporting the child. In these cases a court determines what the living expenses are supposed to be paid by the parent. It is not supposed to provide for a posh life either.
If there is something going awry and against justice, you should definitely speak to your lawyer and bring it to court. Every child needs to be provided for and not neglected completely by those who had any part at bringing him into the world.
If each parent has the child 50% of the time, why does one have to pay child support? I've never heard of a mother paying in this situation. It drives me insane. The male always seems to get the short end of the stick and seems to completely support the woman and child, even though they are separated.