Child Support Social Inequality
Here we have another example of child support social inequality – the father is ordered not to have anymore kids, but the mothers are not ordered to do anything.
Society points the finger at the father and says – “do not have more kids then you can support.” What does the mother get? Does she ridiculed for having sex with a man that does not want to support the children they made? Is the mother ordered to get a job and provide health insurance?
The last time I went to a child support review, I saw several dads being put on probation, one father was arrested and handcuffed right there in the court room. Some dads were sentenced to 2 years in jail, but the sentence was deferred as long s they were making payments. If they missed a payment he would be arrested and put in jail.
During the time I was sitting in the court room watching these fathers being sentenced, not a single mother was charged with not paying child support. There were several mothers who did not show up for their hearing a bench warrant was issued for their arrest, not a single deadbeat mom appeared before the judge.
I thought it rather odd that the majority of the people being held responsible for supporting the children were the dads, but the freeloading moms got a free ride. Not a single mom was asked if she had a job or providing health insurance for the child. The financial burden was placed solely on the father.
How are we supposed to be a fair and just society, when parents are not held to the same level of responsibility? Why do the majority of the moms get a free ride on the system, but the dads are prosecuted as criminals?
The child support system does one thing, and one thing only, it turns a parent into a criminal. Sending a parent to jail over child support is nothing more then debtors prison.
If the government was truly concerned about the welfare of the child, shouldn’t both parents be held to the same level of responsibility? For every dad that is ordered to pay child support, shouldn’t there also be a mother who is ordered to support her child?
There are not an equal number of women and men being ordered to support the children, as the system is tilted in the favor of women.