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IdaBriggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-14-05 11:03 AM
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29. Let's try the new system for a while before we change it.
Let's see if it "incents" people to make their child support a priority instead of an OPTION. If a whole bunch of responsible, hard working people (men and women, because Michigan doesn't automatically give custody to the women, and does require they pay child support) end up in jail, and the number of deadbeats doesn't decrease, then let's talk about changing it. In the meantime, since a whole lot of deadbeats weren't paying, now everyone has to be inconvenienced.

In your story, the only folks who had consequences to your father's irresponsible behavior were you and your mom. Has your dad suffered since for his irresponsibility, or was everyone just expected to "get over it?"

I'm against deadbeats of ANY gender. If your buddy has custody of his child, then he can demand child support. If he chooses NOT to have custody, then he pays child support. In the meantime, his bad judgment in screwing around without using protection is NOT my problem -- its his, and that's how it SHOULD be. Yeah, Michigan!
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