When a court robs a Dad of the right to be a parent, it also usually assigns child support, a specified amount of money to be given to the mother, supposedly to cover the Dad's share of the child's basic costs. However, the following serious problems exist with the system:
Child support is often forced on the noncustodial parent. Many Dads want to be part of their child's life by means of 50/50 custody but are summarily turned down by discriminatory judges and assessed support.Find out how much alimony is hidden in YOUR child support payments!
The awarding of child support violates a Dad's constitutional rights. The Bill of Rights guarantees the right to a jury trial for any amount exceeding $20, yet this issue is decided in a bench trial by a single judge.
In most states, child support is based on a percentage of the Dad's income and not on the actual needs of the child. This results in astronomical awards, which are usually mostly spent on the mother, not the child. This is rightfully referred to by many Dads as backdoor alimony.
Some especially corrupt courts will impute the Dad's income. This means that instead of calculating the child support amount based on what the Dad is earning, the court makes a guess at what they think the Dad is capable of earning. Needless to say, the numbers they come up with often have no connection to reality, and in some cases the child support amounts can exceed the total income.
The mother's income is not usually considered when calculating child support, or is considered very lightly.
The custodial parent is under no obligation to account for the manner in which the child support money is spent. Many mothers therefore spend it on new clothes, cars, houses, drugs, alcohol, etc. The Dad has no say, even if the child is malnourished and dressed in rags. And since there is no accountability system, there is no way for Dads to argue against the mothers' requests for increases in child support.
Dads pay several thousand dollars a year in child support, but don't even get to claim the child as a dependent at tax time.
Dads pay taxes on the child support money--it is not pre-tax. Mothers, on the other hand, basically have a second, tax-free income to use as they please.
In many states, child support does not account for the Dad's visitation expenses. Even Dads who have the child for two months during the summer, still have to pay the child support to the mother during these months (while feeding, clothing and sheltering said child). In effect, the Dad is paying child support twice over during these times. The courts also seem to ignore the fact that Dad has to maintain a residence for the child to go to during visitation.
Many unconstitutional courts will increase child support amounts if the Dad remarries and the new wife is working. Though illegal to count the new spouse's income directly, the judge will claim that this new source of family income increases the Dad's "ability to pay", which is one of the factors in determining child support.
Unreasonable sanctions are leveled against Dads who are unable to pay. They are labeled deadbeat dads, have their wages garnished, their property liened, their drivers license revoked, and in some cases can be sent to jail (which is unconstitutional-- imprisonment for inability to pay a debt).
All of these points add up to poverty for most Dads. As a result, any attempts to appeal the unfair decisions of these feminist-led courts are out of the question, because we all know that more court time costs more time and money, which the Dad now has neither.
Things we can do to change the child support system:
Let elected officials know your views and your situation. Check the links to other sites for a link to elected officials email and snailmail. Also, write to newspapers and other news media.
Take steps to minimize your child support amounts. There are some tricks, ethical and otherwise, which can sometimes lower your child support amount.
Appeal courts' decisions if they are unconstitutional. If several people have had problems with an unfair judge, consider a class action or lobby for his removal.
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