Petition Tag - child support

1. Fathers NEED Equal Rights for Their Children


Dear Reader:

Did you know that 90% of divorces are initiated by women? 80% of suicides are men? 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes? 90% of the homeless are men? Only 10% of men receive primary custody of their children?

Father's in America need change. They need equal rights to their children. Mother's are using their children for money. Mother's make father's look like the bad guys, tell their children that their fathers don't care, don't love them, they ignore court orders, they only care about money not what's in the best interest of their children. The maintenance enforcement program destroys lives, the program doesn't work. It extorts more money.

Further more these mothers don't even work, they live off child support, child tax benefits, NYS welfare and even get to claim the children on taxes as well as supported by new spouse, yet it's the fathers who are the ones supporting them but they can't even claim child support on their taxes or as dependents. Mothers still get the max amount of money.

Women alienate their children against their fathers, tell the children things like " well dad has a new girlfriend, he loves her more than you." "Dads home isn't safe." They refer these dad's by their first name to the children and make their new boyfriend's daddy. The courts do nothing to help these alienated children. It's emotional abuse. Mental abuse.

Men have committed suicide because they can't see their kids, the financial ruin, the emotional and mental abuse these mothers put them through. There are many men here who are not able to see their children and the courts take forever or don't allow them to see their kids. Women will lie to take the kids away from their dads. Have these men falsely accused of abuse, and mother's get the children to help them lie these false accusations.

I'm a father of four beautiful children. My children still love me but they have no choice in the matter being 12,7,7, and 3.

You need to help us, talk to all the father's rights groups, parent alienation groups, everyone. We need to stop the abuse to all these fatherless children. There are so many good fathers out there, why are they being punished by our government. Father's shouldn't be treated as a visitor to their children, they should be a father.

We need equal 50/50 rights for our children!!

A little letter I wrote for the real victims. Children alienated from their fathers. Please feel free to copy and paste until this message is heard! We need your help!!!

2. Senate enquiry into unfair Child Support payments

A family court made a ruling that i have no contact with my 13yr old son or any care of him.
When i ask for shared custody and contact he also though the childs independent lawyer said he want contact with me .
So to kick me why i am down the child support sends me a letter states that because i have no % care or my son and my ex has 100% care that i am to pay the highest amount of child support.

I agree i should pay child support but when my and my childs rights are denied and the family court a government body makes a decision to say i have no care at all why then should i pay the highest bracket of support . I believe that seen a government body made that decision that they should pay some of the child support not kick me while i am already down.

Then maybe if the government has to wear some of the cost the family courts may just make fairer care order's. I have spoken to all parties of government on this issue and they just plam me off as they know the system is so outdated and wrong no one want to fix it. Our childen are all suffering as torn family across Australia go through this process.

3. Right for equal parentage

There are 13 million estimated number of single parents across the nation.(Census Bureau, 2011) While it was studied that 17.8% of custodial parents (approximately 1 in 6) are fathers. Did you know that children without a fathers in their lives are far greater than any other child to be at risk for teen pregnancy, drug use, and or mental health issues (anxiety, depression, emotional disorders). Researchers have studied and concluded that children are 63% more likely to commit suicide in fatherless homes (Bureau of Census, 2017). A study conducted by sociologist has shown that 72 % of adolescent murderers have grown up in homes with an absentee father figure (Cornell [et al.], 2017). Lastly, child abuse is significantly more likely to occur in homes without stable father figures (Census Bureau, 2011)
For many children, the fight is out of their hands. They never had a chance to even bond with their father. If the father is to fight for their child, they are left to fend for themselves. The father must declare in written English why they are the best qualified individual to care for their own child. At which point a judge will then read and “to their best ability, objectively decide who the best parent may be to obtain majority parentage”. I don’t know about you, but this sounds ridiculous! Imagine if some stranger told you to “build a resume” as to why you should maintain parentage of your children. Then for them to “best decide” if you are up to a challenge, regardless of what you say after they have read your declaration. It’s one hurdle after another. It’s said, parenting must remain in the best interest of the child. I ask, how is putting unnecessary strain on a hard-working father in the best interest of the child. The reality is men are being forced out of their own families or what’s left of a family after an already defeated cohort.

4. Make Child Support Evasion a crime

I'm requesting that the government needs to enforce laws against child support evaders with punishment stiffer than it currently is.

For all the robberies and rapes committed many are at the hands of deadbeat fathers who continually commit crimes without remorse because their child is not a factor.

If a person commits a crime and they receive probation the term should include a mandatory condition to pay child support. If this is breached then charges of felony should be laid. This should lead to state time.

Please invest in this so more children can receive the benefits needed and thus can help more parents get off welfare.

Please sign and support this cause.

5. Round The Clock Child Care

In recent studies it has been shown that although there are many childcare providers only a few offer non-standard hour childcare. Now the growing demand of a service-based economy have eaten-away the traditional am-pm, Monday-Friday working week.

Large proportions of the labor force now have to be available beyond the old work pattern. New work patterns such as round the clock work, shift work, and extended hours are now found everywhere,in shops in hospitals, care homes, post offices, warehouses and factories, just to name a few.

In addition to changing working patterns, increasing parental employment and changes in cultural and social attitudes highlight the issues of work-life balance, bringing increasing demand for non-standard hours childcare provisions to the fore.

at the heart of this new workforce:61% of working families contain parents employed outside regular 9-5 hours (DFEE2000),managing shifts,and working during early mornings,evenings, nights, and weekends.A study by the Daycare Trust (2000) also suggests 34% of working families contain a parent who worked long hours, and 22% of working families contain a parent who worked shifts. So the need for non-standard hour childcare is great.

What exactly are our politicians doing for the community? No, this does not include holding up a can of peas smiling ear to ear for the news team photographer on how they donated lots of can goods!

Many families would rather work for their food than collect food-stamps contrary to popular opinion. When needs aren't realized,that is a failure on our leaders part for not asking the right questions. When needs are brought to our leaders attentions, that not only must be addressed,but goes ignored,that is OPPRESSION of the people by our leaders!

6. Amend Federal Child Support Laws to Protect Biological Fathers

Amend Federal Child Support Laws To Protect Biological Fathers Who Were Trapped Into Becoming Enslaved Through Lies and Deceptions of Unfit Biological Mothers.

The federal child support enforcement laws enacted by President Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s were, like all types of broad sweeping laws that severely circumvent or completely curtail human freedoms, were ushered in with an extremely emotional issue - the care and welfare of children and infants - however just like most other federal legislation swept in through emotionalism it is being used by unscrupulous hookers, drug addicts, con-artist females, criminals, foreign espionage agents, organized crime, foreign criminal and terrorist elements and other horrible people to hopelessly entrap, ensnare, ruin the lives of, destroy, break down, entangle, incarcerate, imprison, destroy the businesses of, and otherwise eradicate good men who are targeted by the lies, deceptions, and conning by these criminal women into 21 years of literal slavery enabled and enforced by the State.

Therefore with this Petition we ask the US House of Representatives and the US Senate to consider legislative measures that would counteract such rampant criminal and terrorist targeting of good men into becoming unwilling and unknowing biological fathers when IT IS PROVEN that they were either duped, lied to, drugged, coerced, conned, deceived, forced, artificially deseminated, threatened, abused, or bullied into becoming unwilling biological fathers.

Although this may sound harsh, some legal protections and countermeasures are DESPERATELY needed so that these targeted biological fathers can seek SOME relief by either getting a REDUCED child support amount which could still result in their incarceration or professional/driver licenses suspended for wilful non-payment, but would also offer them a MARKEDLY increased chance of winning sole custody and thus cutting off a deceitful thieving criminal or terrorist biological mother from even getting child support, as this would be the biological father's responsibility to care for and financially provide for the child, as the awarding of custody to the father would be based in large part on the unfitness of the biological mother, due to her criminal and terroristic behavior as described above, in gestating the infant in the first place.

We want to stress that we are not petitioning for the end of federal child support enforcement as it currently stands, we are just asking for greater rights for biological fathers if they were PROVEN victims of crime, deception, or any of the above referenced acts in either getting sole custody or in a markedly reduced child support amount to be paid without getting jailed, imprisoned, defamed, slandered, libeled, or suspended licenses.

After all, good men can get abused, trapped, ensnared, duped, deceived, drugged, or conned by bad women, too - to NOT think so, is SEXIST against all males.

7. Review child support payments

I belive that child support is important. However I belive that it is a broken system. I belive it should be based on cost to raise a child in a demographic area not based on wages.

With it being based on wages it gives little to no reason for the paying parent to better their financial situation as it just results in higher payments. If a person makes $100,000 a year and has two kids the payment would be $1422.00 plus section 7 expenses. How can our government justify that it costs that amount to raise two children. People with lower incomes would be put under bigger hardship.

Also the fact that a person has to pay child support because the child is dependent on it. However can not claim the child as a dependent at tax time.

8. Fair child support rules

How many people out there think child support laws are unfair? Too many parents are stopping the child/ren seeing the other parent and still wanting their money.

I think unless the child/ren are in danger they should be able to see both parents and if they don't because of one parent hurting the other then they also wave the right to their money. Also the money they own while they cannot see their child/ren should be wiped.

9. Proper Training and Management for Texas City Child Support Office

My ex and I both had child support cases since we both had children and every time during the proceeding for my child support I paid the Texas City office would get the two cases confused and say that she didn't owe anything and they had no files on my case.

Now it has been a year and a half and now they are telling me that they will start looking into her case that they will send a letter however I was in court after only owing 3 months because I didn't have a job and for her they are going to send a letter.

Another person had to call for 9 months and then get Austin involved just to get the Texas City office to do their job. Harris County has a monitoring system that actually does monitor for you and work on your behalf whether you have called them for help or not.

10. Child Support Tax Reform Bill (Pre-Copy)

Parents In America has found solutions for many of the problems that exist within the Child Support System. We are asking for your support not only to sign the petition, but also to become a member and join the movement that is here to break down the legal barriers and bring a unified Child Support System that is fair to all.

If the proposed Child Support Tax Reform is to pass, it has the ability to boost the economy by 1 BILLION dollars on a monthly basis. And, this is just the beginning…

Highlights of Petition:

Allow for increase in monthly income for all Non-Custodial parents paying child support by tax reform.

Decrease arrearage owed to Custodial parents without affecting the Non-Custodial parents income.

A tax credit for Non-Custodial parents who pay their child support as ordered.

Tax credits for Custodial parents who do not receive child support payments as ordered and receive little to no government assistance.

Our company realizes in order to protect the future of our children, we must first protect those who are the guardians of our children. The Power is in our hands for change. We must come together as one in order for change to happen.

A full copy of the petition is currently being drawn-up. If you have any suggestions that you would like to see added to the petition before the final copy is released for signatures please send us your comments, and suggestions for review. We would like to thank you in advance for your support.

11. Lift ME Up Foundation

Hello, my name is Patty and I have a simple but very necessary idea that is designed to improve the lives of our children.

I am in the beginning stages of communication with certain Government Officials of creating a position that will enable families with a parent who has willingly chosen not to support their own children. It's designed to benefit everyone, not to isolate and criticize the parent.

By working with local employers, I believe we can place these parents in jobs that will bring financial support to their families. Thank You.

12. Fair responsible child support

Nearly 11 million fathers in the United States do not live with their children. Two-thirds of these fathers do not pay formal child support.

However this petition will serve both mothers and fathers who are obligated to pay support. All thou support for the child , sadly there are a large amount of obligee’s that receive these payment and use them for reasons unrelated to the child’s needs.

Personal gains, like expensive hair, nails, clothes, illicit drug use, even given to their new relationship partners for their own usage where the child is left lacking.

This is a wide spread problem where the Obligor is angry , frustrated and resentful. withholding said payments. Many of these Obligors will describe picking up the child(ren) for visitation and the child(ren) having no shoes, no diapers, no clothes. And when that party ask the others where these items are is responded with buy them! These are outrageous activities and just unfit parents. However there is a court order. And once that money is out of your paycheck and into the hands of this selfish parent nothing can be done about it.

Many obligors wilfully refuse to pay. Not because they’re dead beat,..but because its not the responsibility of this parent to take care of this adult or adults. If the obligor had certain guarantee’s that his or her hard earned money went directly to the actual cost of the child’s needs and not drugs, party’s hair, nails and club outfits the obligors all agree they would be more apt to work and pay.

In our own personal private petitioning we have discovered in a land slide that if you could slightly modify this system more parents would comply. Our suggestion is simple and not costly because most of these changes are in place already.

Child support enforcement agency collects the monies as they already do. the monies then be split in a percentage spilt to go toward, a share for 1., food cost which is put on a food stamp card; 2. a voucher /check made to rent/mortgage , 3. electric company provider and 4. remainder on a debit card for misc costs.

the state already has a food stamp card therefore its already in place. no initial start up cost there. Child support enforcement also already has debit cards for Obligee’s to receive there payments on. The cost for software and processing of checks/vouchers for the rent/mortgage and electric would be very minimal. As for the debit card usage the other party would have access by online or by paper review to audit the usage to show good cause where the funds are used for. If the obligor or the Courts review and see the funds are used for improper usage the Obligee or the Courts could file for contempt and correct the issue.

We all have heard the argument everyone should not be punished for the actions of a part. However the part in this action is larger than those who do the right thing .

13. Emancipate Child Support at 18 Years Old

Please support a Bill to Support Divorced Parents rights by following law in states such as Calif. & Arizona by Emancipating Children at the adult age of 18.

NJ currently has an antiquated law that allows a Judge(Glorified Lawyer) to keep Parents arguing over Child Support, in turn allowing Lawyers to keep charging fees to the Parents while they keep them arguing. If the Law is passed to Emancipate at 18 then 50% of the time in court and legal fees that Lawyers are charging the parents are drastically reduced. If a young adult can be drafted into the military and risk life or limb at 18 then they are full fledged adults.

If they commit a crime then they are tried as adults not as a child(as in "Child" Support). A Judge(Glorified Lawyer) has no right to force a married couple to pay for an 18 year old adult's secondary education but they are give the "power" to make divorced couples do it. Isn't that discriminatory? Time to update the antiquated laws that allow the Judges(Glorified Lawyers) to preserve their Profession and give the Lawyers the right to make people go broke instead of really caring about the children.

14. Extreme Revision Of Child Support Laws, Regulations, and Enforcements

This petition is in regards to the worldwide number of men and women who are greatly affected by the systematic guidelines and regulations of the child support laws. In my observance and research on the subject, it is clear to me why this unlawful and unconstitutional system ought to be revised to the highest degree.

Most men who are behind in payments simply cannot afford to pay their monthly obligation. The vast majority of women who receive government assistance are practically forced to put the father through the system in order to initiate or continue their benefits. Less than 11% of fathers are actually "deadbeats" but are portrayed as the majority. Over 20% of custodial mothers have came to other financial and supportive agreements but are not in compliance with the F.O.C.

In turn, felony warrants are being issued at alarming rates. It then creates a snowball effect starting with the father, then to the mother, and most importantly, the children. Without the eligibility of employment, good men with good intentions are being imprisoned adding to the nations epidemic.!/antdobbins

15. Revert Child Support payments back to non-supporting parents basic wage

In July,2008 the Child Support Agency changed their process in calculating how much a parent was liable to pay. It used to be based on the non-supporting parents basic income, but since then, it is now been based on the non-supporting parents total taxable income.

So, if you're like me, earning an average wage and have bills and commitments like everyone else, this needs to be reverted back to how it was. If I have the opportunity to work extra hours to try and get ahead, why, should my ex partner benefit from my hard work?
There is a difference between dodging Child Support payments and being treated fairly.

I don't begrudge paying Child Support, as long as it is going to my children, but I do begrudge being ripped off to make up for the ones that don't pay and don't care if they pay or not.

I ask all of you to try and think of any other Government Department, Organisation or Authority that has the right to intercept your Tax Refund cheque and the ability to garnishee your bank account.

16. Canadian Petition to save our families

Statement of Grievance or Opinion

1. The Federal Recommended Child Support Guidelines, the Divorce Act, the Matrimonial Property Act and unequal, arbitrary access orders are unconstitutional. They violate Sect. 7, 15.1 and 28 of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the inalienable rights of both parents to raise their own children as they see fit.

2. That Canada is engaged in a reign of terror against families. It targets divorced and child apprehension ordered families and violates their Canadian Charter Rights and parental rights and destroys their lives forever. Canada treats divorced parents unequally and discriminates against one parent while systematically rewarding the other parent.

3. Judges have the power to seize children for any arbitrary reason and adopt them out without a valid reason or any criminal conviction against the parents relating to the welfare of the child.

4. Judges have unlimited power to interfere in parents lives and make all parenting decisions while downloading arbitrary costs onto the parents until long past the age of majority.

5. Canada violates Sect. 24 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. There is no court of competent jurisdiction and no judge that upholds the GUARANTEED Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. There is no legal counsel available anywhere in Canada that offers Charter Rights service.

6. Parents and families are victimized by unconstitutional family law practices. Judges violate parents’ rights by awarding complicated, unnatural, unequal, unconstitutional, unending, exclusionary and biased court orders. Canada has implemented a cult of exclusion, entitlement and alienation against the other parent and their families. The parents are completely at the mercy of the judges for very long periods of time. This slavery lasts for years until the family is financially bankrupt and any relationship with the children is completely destroyed. This continues for multiple generations. Canada is committing Crimes against Humanity.

7. Judges have unlimited power to ruin a family. Judges arbitrarily interfere in a divorced family’s normal daily life. In addition to mandatory child support, they force parents to pay for unwanted, arbitrary, unnecessary expenses, bogus medical costs, exorbitantly expensive private schools, universities, extended university tuition, and long term child support for adults who have no illness and are not attending post secondary education. Throughout the life of the child and long past the age of majority, the judge is in control and makes all family decisions while downloading all the expenses onto the parents, especially the non custodial parent.

8. Divorced parents do not have the right to enter into their own negotiated divorce settlement and negotiated child parenting plan as the Federal Child Support Guidelines are mandatory.

9. Canada and the police are not protecting people under the law, especially in family court and in criminal court. Victims are not getting help from the police and the courts when a crime(s) are committed against them. They refuse to lay charges.

10. Divorced spouses are treated differently. One parent/spouse loses everything and the other parent/spouse gets everything, all the time. Children, home, assets and income are unfairly seized and redistributed to the other spouse without any consideration for the displaced parent. This is unconstitutional and violates Sect. 7, 15.1 and 28 of the GUARANTEED Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

11. Canada has implemented mandatory child support. It is a huge incentive to deny the other parent access to children on an equal shared custody basis. Spouses who provide equal shared custody could lose their child support. Both parents should be responsible for their own child care expenses.

12. Canada has violated the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and in particular, Sect. 24 of the GUARANTEED Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. There is no court of competent jurisdiction and no judge that upholds the GUARANTEED Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. There is no conflict - free, competent, legal counsel or law firm that will provide Charter Rights service to the victims. There is no funding. Canadians are not protected. There is no GUARANTEED Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. This is the biggest fraud committed against Canadians by the government of Canada.

13. Canadian non custodial parents’ rights have been irreparably violated and abused by the Canadian judicial system when it comes to their parental rights, their children, their homes and their incomes. They have suffered extreme mental, family, social, alienation and financial destruction to their families. This destruction will continue into the next generations of children and their families. Their children have been taken away either by force, alienation or greed and they will never, ever recover.

17. Urine Test For Child Support

Our Goal is to demand for a change in Child Support Laws, Guidelines, and create a Child Support Law that will ensure that children are not raised by a drug addicted or drug abusing parent.

Child Support Laws and Guidelines currently vary from state to state with each state having different branches of the Government establishing the child support guidelines. We would like to establish a law that will pertain to every state and mandate that both parents are drug tested to ensure neither parent is using or abusing drugs.

18. Make Feckless Fathers Pay

We are asking the Government to change the law towards fathers who abandon financially supporting their children.

We are particularly highlighting the self employed fathers, who are able to pretend they are not working putting in Nil tax returns whilst working fraudulently and providing income for their new families/households.

We want the Government to run the CSA in line with the US and Australian systems where absent fathers are made to pay. We have researched both systems and see there can only be savings for the British tax payer which out way any costs to enforce the system.

Please read the postings on and support us. Please support us, you can make a difference for our children.

19. Dads Have Rights Too

CSA is supposed to be looking after the rights of children by going after the fathers of children and forcing them to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of their children. But WHO looks after CSA and make sure they're DOING their job properly and ethically?

Who is making sure that they're NOT taking advantage of fathers who DO look after their children? Who speaks up for the fathers when CSA overcharges them, is verbally abusive to them and make it impossible for fathers to live and provide for themselves or for any new family? Who makes sure CSA is not lining their OWN pockets? Making sure the blood money squeezed out of poorer contributing fathers IS going directly to the children!! What's your story? We want to expose the CSA for the corruption and mistreatment of the fathers.

Please share if you also have a horror story and especially if you can prove it. We want something done about it. We want to make sure they genuinely do their job and cease the abuse of fathers! We're going to the press, the government, and any and all higher powers to investigate and do something about their abuse. Enough is enough!

20. Support a new Child Support Tax Reform Bill

Our Goal is to demand for a change in Child Support Laws, Guidelines, and create a Child Support Tax Law that will be fair for most all cases.

Child Support Laws and Guidelines currently vary from state to state with each state having different branches of the Government establishing the child support guidelines.

Links to valuable information that support this call for change can be found on our website at

21. Layla's Petition (Better Enforcement of Child Support)

Not enough action is being taken against dead beat parents who work under the table, jump from job to job, house to house in order to avoid paying child support.

They don't file taxes, don't keep their addresses current with the USPS and 'fly under the radar' as much as possible to avoid being help responsible for their own flesh and blood. It's time for it to stop.

22. Support DNA Testing for Child Support Fraud in Texas

A man should have the right to legally be free from Child Support payments if he finds out he is not the biological father of a child no matter how many years have passed since the child was born. DNA is legally used to free innocent men or women if testing proves they are excluded from a crime if they are wrongfully accused, however in the State of Texas a man who is wrongfully accused of fathering a child has no rights. They pay or go to jail.

A mother who knowingly accuses a man of fathering a child and collects support from that man should be required to pay back any money received and be obligated to locate the biological father. When DNA testing reveals that “he is NOT father” - the child’s mother should actively assist in correcting the situation versus exploiting the man for money.

We can handle the truth that paternity fraud is not rare. What about the truth? Sometimes it happens by mistake, fraud or both. What about his actual family and his biological children ? Putting him in jail for inability or refusal to pay for another man’s child is travesty of justice.

What about the truth? We want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Men have no rights in these cases and they are required to pay or go to jail. These men are not criminals so..........


23. Support fathers' rights

For years now My husband has been fighting to see his son. His name was not put on the birth certificate as the father but yet he is still responsible to pay child support, and yet he is not allowed to see him. He has a court order to see him but the mother doesn't allow it. Yet she still wants the money.

The child does not know my husband is his father, he does not call him dad, nor does he want to come here. He calls another man dad. I believe that in a case like this why should we have to pay for a child we have nothing to do with?

24. Change the Child Support Laws of Missouri

Child support laws in this country needs to be changed drastically. The laws are to broad and generalized and need to be guidelined for individual circumstances. Everyone knows someone that is being drug through the mud because of child support.

Granted there are those fathers that won't support their children, those that are making the effort to do so shouldn't be punished. Child support should not be set up to support the custodial parent's (usually the mother) whole family.

It should not be something that can be completely dependent on. Some parents use child support to intimidate other parents which means there is too much power behind it.

25. Tax Credit for Child Support (just like credit for alimony)

A person paying alimony for another adult can use these payments as a tax deduction. Individuals paying child support CAN NOT receive tax credit.

Failure to pay child support can result in jail time or suspension of drivers license.

26. Disabled Vets Protest Child Support

If you're a disabled Veteran and money is being deducted from your social security or U.S. Veterans disabled check you need to sign this petition!


I'm a disabled Veteran and my children are all over 28 years of age and married. Believe it or not child support has the power to dip into your disability money for child support. I'm fighting for your RIGHT TO FINANCIALLY SURVIVE AS A DISABLED VETERAN!

Governments link covering why disabled vets have to pay child support:


Did you know if your income is above $14,200 a year you're forced to pay for you medication at the VA? This bill will address that issue as well.

If I can get 1,000's of signatures I can approach my South Dakota elected officials to represent this critical legislation to stop child support from dipping into what little money we receive as disabled Veteran's.

You can also contact your elected officials to protest child support from taking our well deserved money away from us.

27. Stop the Erosion of Women's and Children's rights

Single mothers and their children have been seriously disadvantaged by legislation and reforms implemented by the previous Howard Government and continued (validated) by the Rudd Government.

Sole parent families experience higher rates of poverty and social isolation then two parent families and are among the poorest in this country.

These families struggle to survive on welfare payments which do not reflect the real costs of living while being threatened by unreasonable "welfare to work" obligations to maintain their welfare payment or face losing their entitlements.

Motherwork, volunteer work, study, disability, caring for children and family with disability are not being taken into consideration and mother's are still obligated to look for work, often that is low paid, demeaning and inflexible.

Motherhood is undervalued in Society in general but current legislation further undermines the work and responsibilities of single mother's whilst caring for their children. Single mother's receiving Parenting payment are forced onto Newstart allowance which undermines their role and work as mother's and primary carers of their children who should have the same right to their mother's care and time as any other child in Australia.
Many single mothers don't have family or other social support so are suffering in silence whilst living in poverty doing their best to care and provide for their children.

The harsh obligations and scrutiny of Welfare to work is pushing single mother's to breaking point and this is surely not a good outcome for women and their children. Welfare to work needs to be repealed for single mother's, primary carer sole parents and/or primary carer sole parents of children with special needs and/or too young to be left unsupervised.

Currently many fathers are taking advantage of Family law acts "Shared parental responsibility" and "a child's right to know both parents" etc...only to continue abuse and control (especially emotional and psychological), over their ex-partners. Primary carers are finding themselves unable to protect vulnerable children because of fear of contravening orders.

It is very apparent that the best interest of the child comes secondary to "a meaningful relationship with both parents" as experienced by many concerned single mother's. Judges and mediators (Family dispute resolution practitioner's) bare no accountability to decisions that place women and children at risk of harm. Relationship centres and Family dispute resolution practitioner's are failing to put children and women's safety and well being first and are insensitive to the needs and service of women and their children and the hardship women and their children endure as a sole parent family especially when there is conflict between parents or in cases of Domestic Violence, child abuse/neglect.
Family law needs to be made safe, fair, dignified, just and inclusive of all women and their children.

Family Law and other concerning legislation needs to be urgently reviewed and reformed in regards to the negative impacts on children and women. Judges and Family dispute resolution practitioner's need to be held accountable if their decisions place children and women at risk of harm. The best interest and safety of the child MUST be considered before "their right to know both parents".

The new child support reforms have put less money into the hands of those who actually feed and care for their children while putting more money into the pockets of those who rarely have contact with their children and are already financially better off.

Changes are needed to provide a safe, fair, just and dignified existence for single mothers and their children, to empower and support women to care for and protect their children and to assist them out of the poverty trap not force them into one.

28. Reduce and Cap Child Support in Ohio

When child support was put into place women didn't work and the men solely earned the income in the home. Well times have changed and women have every opportunity to work a full time job, get benefits, and collect a paycheck every week.

The system does not worry about whether or not the non custodial parent can survive on what is left over after child support is paid. But what they dont put into consideration, is that the non custodial parent still has visitation, shared parenting, joint custody Etc.. If the courts have the childs best interest in mind then why isn't the fact that both parents need to feed, cloth and house the child.

The non-custodial parent is paying child support and working and has their own bills. The custodial parent is receiving child support and working. They are making more than the non-custodial parent and he/she still has to support him/herself, if he/she remarries, then a second family. I myself was a single mother ordered to recieve support but never pursued it due to the fact I wanted my kids to have a roof over their head, hot water to bathe in, and food in their mouth when they were with their father.

I also believe that if the non-custodial parent needs to take on overtime or recieves a bonus that the custodial parent has no rights to it. Please give me any feedback on this issue or your opinion whether for or against and let me know why you think this way.

The laws need to change and both parents need to be able to survive.

29. Reform child support laws in Illinois

Currently the law in Illinois uses a percentage of net salary to determine how much a non-custodial parent should pay for child support.

The average cost of living index for raising a child is currently $882 per month. Even the state's foster child program pays approx. $404 per month for each child.

If a non-custodial parent makes an average salary of $35,600 per year, for 3 children he/she would only pay $949 per month, or $316 per child.

Currently, if a non-custodial parent is chooses to be unemployed, underemployed, or is self-employed and receives cash, the state has no recourse for demanding he/she pay a fair share of the child's expenses.

The custodial parent is then expected to not only provide for their half of the childrens' expenses, but make up for the difference of the cost of living vs. what the non-custodial parent is paying, as well as providing for the physical and emotional care of the children.

This system is adding to the need for many single parent households to be on welfare.

Even a typical high school graduate, making an average salary of $30,400 per year, could support 3 children if the other parent was required to provided the necessary $1323 per month, as indicated by the current cost of living index.

30. Enforcement of The Alabama Child Support Laws

The Alabama DHR has outlined guidelines for its Child Support Law for which it does not conform to. This Department is selling the idea that they will help you in collecting/enforcing support orders that have been established.

This Department is limited in actions pursued in helping you. The guidelines clearly state what courses of actions will be taken, if the Non custodial parent fails to meet obligations, but these actions are often not pursued without the help of a private entity.