Tag: Child support

Bill Would Eliminate Child Support In Joint Custody Cases

A proposed law in Missouri would eliminate child support in joint physical custody cases where the child would be spending equal or substantially equal time with both parents. However, both parents would need to sign an agreement consenting to no child support, the difference in the verified incomes of the parents must be less than 25 percent, and a finding must be made that such...

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Using DNA To Exonerate Paternity Fraud Victims From Child Support

A Texas bill could help exonerate men from their duty to pay child support in circumstances involving mistaken paternity and paternity fraud. If the alleged father can prove through DNA testing that the child he is ordered to pay support for is not biologically his, then he would be released from his child support obligation, according to Texas Senate Bill 785. The bill was passed...

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Ohio Sued Over Alleged Child Support Overpayments

In a stand for father’s rights, Ohio is being sued over claims that the state has over collected more than $176 million in child support payments in violation of state statutes and federal regulations. The class action lawsuit against Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) alleges the over collection of payments was wrongfully taken from more than 114,000 child support payers, the majority...

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Child Support for Children Born Out of Wedlock

Almost 26 percent of children in the United States are being raised by single parents, according to research done by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. As more children are being born out of wedlock, establishment of child support payments to financially support a child of a single parent is becoming more commonplace. If you are the father of a child, but are not...

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Supreme Court to Rule on Jailing Fathers Who Owe Child Support

Indigent fathers who owe child support but do not have legal counsel may no longer be thrown in jail when they cannot pay. The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in March in a South Carolina case where a man was jailed for one year for failing to pay child support. South Carolina is one of a handful of states that jail indigent child...

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Men and Fathers: Get Your Justice

It’s no secret that men and fathers battling for equal rights face an uphill battle in a family court setting. Lary Holland recognized this, but also saw more of a problem with family courts as a whole within the country. So he started Get Your Justice Live, which originally was a podcast about the local laws and policies that he distributed to government employees.

Child Support Reform – Fathers and Families

Going after a man’s wallet and his finances is one of the more blatant and destructive ways the family court system attacks men. The past few years many fathers have fallen behind on child support payments due to the economy and high unemployment rate. The problem is when dads do fall behind it is extremely difficult to pay off the additional arrears because of the...

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