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Joint custody could improve state's child support efforts
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Posted by: Danny Guspie 9/23/2007

FOLLOW THE MONEY...

Good article here on child support enforcement being improved by having a joint custody presumption in Michigan:

Note the following - the industrialization of child support as an adjunct to "The Divorce Industry"

One thousand seven hundred employees now work full-time in Friend of the Court offices as referees, counselors, clerks, and support staff in all 83 Michigan counties. In addition, many employees of the criminal justice system devote a major portion of their workday to this last vestige of debtor's prison.

So it is no surprise that there was consternation in Lansing over a federal plan that cut nearly a quarter billion dollars in Michigan subsidies for child-support enforcement. But one state legislator, Rep. Leslie Mortimer, R-Horton, has introduced a bill that could reduce the need for devoting so many resources to child support enforcement.

The problem we see daily is the "Ghost figures" that Ontario uses for its claim that there is 3 Billion dollars in unpaid child support.

Hogwash - 2 Billion of it is nothing but the meter ticking on matters that never return to Court for a termination order because dad can't afford a lawyer to get his Court order changed. Then he faces licence suspensions and possible jail time.

In the Alberta case Henry and Henry which is currently before the Canada's Supreme Court, a dissenting Judge nailed it perfectly - If child support should automatically go up with an increase of income, fairness dictates the reverse should also happen - Child support should go down when income decreases.

But then what would everybody at Child Support Enforcement do for a real job?

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Re: Joint custody could improve state's child support efforts    By Bob Edwards on 3/1/2006
I can only hope this will happen. It cost me over $5000 in legal fees to change my support payments based on my lower income. Some one tell me that this is not right. I am earning less money but I have to pay a ton of money to lower my support payments?
This has got to change!

Re: Joint custody could improve state's child support efforts    By danny on 3/1/2006
Hi Bob: The way to make change is to get politically involved. Contact your provincial/state and federal representatives be that here in Canada, or wherever you are located.

Let these politicians know you will support, recruit, vote and actively campaign and contribute financially to any politician’s re-election who will commit to making better laws. See them at their office, phone them and fax them. Make yourself visible, take others with you who agree.

Also, read Repeal the Bradley Amendment - The birth of Debtors Prison for Dads Worldwide on the blog which gives some historical perspective

Thanks for the comment and visiting - come back often for updates, tactics, strategies, free resources, meeting information and help.

Danny Guspie - Executive Director
Fathers Resources International


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