Child Support Unfairness
I believe that any parent that has a child has an obligation to support there children. I know there's a lot of dead beat parents out there that will work off the books and avoid paying child support in every which way. On the other hand you have the parent that's willing to support there child in every which way possible even if it's flipping burgers to see that there child is taking care of. I find there's a lot of unfairness though to the parent that's obligated to pay child support and I'll explain why.
Where The Unfairness Is
When child support is established it goes by the income of both parents so if the parent that has to pay child support makes more money then the other, then the obligator has to pay more in child support. What this means is the parent receiving child support that makes say twelve dollars an hour can go and quit there job or get fired and collect unemployment and put in a modification of child support. When the modification happens child support then takes the parents twelve dollar an hour income and adjusts the child support to minimum wage which is seven something an hour and this makes the child support amount go up more so the parent paying has to pay more. If the parent paying child support gets a raise then there again child support payments go up even more. Which I believe it's unfair but we do have the parents out there that like to get even with the other do to there divorce. Come on parents get over your anger it's about the children and not you.
On your taxes you can't claim child support which I feel is very unfair, I feel a parent that is paying child support should be able to claim child support on there taxes do to the fact that taxes come out of your income first before child support gets taking so therefore it's taxed. If you pay Alimony you get to claim it on your taxes so why not child support. I think it's better to just pay alimony at least you get to claim it.
I feel as a parent paying child support you should be able to have proof of where your money is going. I think the parent that is getting child support should have to show statements that the money paid for support is going on the living expenses of the child. I see a lot of children where there parents are receiving support and the child is wearing rags as clothes and holes in there shoes but the mom has nice clothes on and her nails and her hair are nicely done. I don't feel child support money should go towards the other parents needs such as alcohol, cigs or any other use but for the child.
I feel that all child support divisions and The government of each State should change there ways about how child support should work. It's not right that the parent paying child support should be punished in these ways especially the one's that accept and know what there obligation is. Maybe if we all speak out and voice our opinions these ways can be changed and child support can be one set amount for each State across the board with no lowering it or raising it.