… instead of achieving its intended objective of ensuring adequate support for children.
- “The system creates debtors prisons because the payments are excessive for low income obligors and payments do not stop during unemployment. Excessive support orders decrease the amounts actually collected.
- The system doesn’t acknowledge the economic realities of divorce – expenses of maintaining two households are much higher than for an intact family.
- The system overemphasizes financial contributions while devaluing other support. Most obligors are actively involved in their children’s lives, and they incur substantial expenses related to their children.”
These points summarize an article by Attorney Joseph Cordell: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph-e-cordell/3-ways-the-child-support-system-rips-apart-families_b_8821130.html