|Posted: July 16, 2008, 11:53 pm - IP Logged|
I pay my child support, I wish I did not need to, but I do and so I pay it. But the system is has eroded from something that was supposed to ensure the wellbeing and development of children through financial support of both parents, into a weapon which is used to hurt the other party in the dispute.
I agree that everyone must pay their dues, and the system is designed to give people the ability to have the courts enforce punishments for non payment, and many people choose to use the systems punishment techniques against the one who is ordered to pay, but it has become more than that. It is now used as a revenge tactic for the most part and the downside to using the system is that people want the maximum to happen to the other party that in the end they destroy the very means for which that party has to pay the debt owed.
My OPINION is based on the way I hear people talk around me about the satisfaction they get from harming the other parent and not whether their child is getting what they need.