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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 09:49 PM
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92. You've just confused "gifts" with "needs".
The point is, NEEDS need to be taken care of first and foremost. Gifts come after that.

That's not stacking the deck against anyone. It's ensuring the NEEDS of the child are taken care of, and take priority over gifts.

My kid's grown now, but when she was with me, I was the one paying for things like her health insurance - even when she spent a week here or there with her dad. Her insurance costs didn't just disappear because she wasn't sleeping at my house. And I'll give you one guess as to whether dental visits were scheduled when she was with him vs. with me, and who was paying for graduation fees and other school expenses. All those bills? They didn't go away because her dad took her out for Sushi when he was "unable" to pay support.

Now that she's technically an adult, all of my take home salary goes to ensuring she gets a college education. For every dollar I spend on that, her dad spends maybe 5 or 6 cents. Last year, he paid exactly 0 dollars in tuition, room and board for her. So forgive me if I'm not overly concerned about the "higher up" you imply is going to come pay me back for "hurting my child". :eyes:

You are so far out of line with this "You are part of the problem, and you are hurting your kids as well as thier "non custodial" parent" that it's hard to even convey the full extent of your ignorance here.

But thank you anyway for your concern.
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