Changes Needed In The Child Support System

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Why is the child support system set up the way it is? It seems that child support enforcement is more of a punishment for the fathers/mothers that do what they can and the biggest victims are the children.  

Fathers are subjected to their income counted and not what expenses they may have. I have read and seen where fathers have to live with relatives or even sleep in their cars to ensure that the support is paid; even the "judges" tell the fathers they need to go live with someone and give up many things that they need or want to do. 

Noncustodial parents are subjected to jail time, licenses are being suspended and they are being treated like trash by the court system.  Why has there not been any change to this system and why are the custodial parents subjected to needing to report a job source or income changes like the other parent. Nor do they have to provide proof of what the money was sent on.  

Yes, I am a mother that receives child support and I feel that these changes are needed to benefit the relationships of the parents and the children. 

Fathers do not have a voice when it comes to anything.  If he falls short to pay the full amount he is subject to jail time; if the father loses his job he may not be able to get a reduction.  If a father can not see his children due to having to work full time all the time, no one care.  

Something needs to be done to change this. 

Lynesha Lake
Chattanooga


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