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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-04-07 11:17 PM
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68. Take my time, when you respond to a post from TWO YEARS AGO?
Whatever. :eyes:

But, to answer your questions --

"a legitimate inability to meet the financial child support obligation" -- I have no idea what you are talking about, unless you are referring to a catastrophic illness or complete disaster ala Katrina. As a parent, you have choices, and if it comes down to taking care of yourself with "extras" or taking care of your kid and the obligations incurred therein, I have no respect for those who choose NOT to pay their child support.

And, as for the second question: "Should the presence of the father in the child's life mitigate his child support obligation?" HELL NO! Charm with occassional interaction, et al DOES NOT put a roof over a child's head, nor does it put food in their stomach, clothes on their back, etc. Buying "fun" extras (ipods and Christmas presents) does not cover the electric bill.

I will also go further and state that this opinion holds true regardless of whether the non-custodial parent is male or female. Take care of your own bills!
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