Repeal the Bradley Amendment - Where the Child Support money trail begins in North America and the creation of Debtor Prison for Fathers in The United States...
Great article here on repealing the Bradley Amendment by Phyllis Schlafy on townhall.com
Here is the birth of the industrialization of divorce and child support.
A prime example is the 1986 federal Bradley Amendment, which mandates that a child-support debt cannot be retroactively reduced or forgiven even if the debtor is unemployed, hospitalized, in prison, sent to war, dead, proved to not be the father, never allowed to see his children, or loses his job or suffers a pay cut.
The result of this incredibly rigid law is to impose a punishment that makes it impossible for any but the very rich to get out from under a Bradley debt. Thousands of fathers are sentenced to debtors' prison (a medieval practice we thought abolished in the United States centuries ago), and thousands more have their drivers license confiscated (making it extraordinarily difficult to get a job).
Sound familiar? It should to those of you who lost your job and can't get a reduction. This thinking was imported here to Canada in the early 1990's...
"The Evil Family Law Empire" and its cohorts strike again.
If you look at the clip on the home page about my CBC NEWS comments on Henry and Henry after the Alberta decision came out, what you don't know is that CBC cut out my comments holding up evidence Parliament did not even know what it was passing when our Child Support Guidelines came into effect. They couldn't - the Federal Department of Justice report explaining how they worked came out after the Child Support Guidelines were passed.into law
Welcome to Canada...where it is to much to expect our leaders to actually understand the laws they are passing and for Judges to actually be required or volunteer to read materials before a hearing, apply the charter in Family Law cases etc...
I once had a Judge actually say to me that the Charter, the Supreme Law of Canada does not apply in Family Law...I'll say it again - The law is the bastard child of politics. Men must learn to co-operate, accept leadership and become politically active to change things..
That is why I do this work - because that time is coming. Sooner than you think.