Equal Child Support
  • Petitioned Ohio representatives, Ohio attorney General

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Ohio representatives, Ohio attorney General

Equal Child Support

    1. keiana burch
    2. Petition by

      keiana burch

      Dayton, OH

Many women and chidren (sometimes fathers) find themselves impoverished or struggling because the cost of providing for a child is so enormous. Many women (men) either recieve the minimum because the noncustodial parents refuses to work, or the noncustodial parent makes a good living and the custodial parents gets a third of the parents gross income. Both is unfair, and neither is in the best interest of the child. My proposal is to make child support soley based on the care of the child. Child support should be an equal shared. Each child individual should have enough child support provided to them for them to be able to recievee the necessary care and material to make them well-rounded. Child support shouldn't be based on the income of either parent, instead the need of the child. Income consideration should be dealt with betweeen the parents and extracurriculum activites, and everything else not immediately essential to the child should be considered after initial support, also child support should be determined based on the age of a child, because infants cost more than pre-teens, and teenagers cost more than toddlers.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jenna Murski LAND O LAKES, FL
      • over 1 year ago

      My husband was a hard working man, very involved with his children when he wife had multiple affairs and divorced him. He thought he was doing right by giving her custody and paid all the expenses for the divorce and incurred all the debt so long as she took care of those kids. He paid 43,000 a year which she kept increasing because he worked so hard and she kept a min wage job at wal mart so she could keep getting more support (his daughters told us this). She ended up allowing a man to abuse them sexually and physically and continued to get the support after we had 2 of the kids in our care. She destroyed the youngest child indefinitely and the kids lived in an honest to God shack while she collected all this money. They never saw any of it. We were in tears when the girls showed us how they lived. It was cruel and unfair, but the courts didn't care, they just made it about the money which is all those kids were to her, a pay check. She also received $550 a month for 4 years for alimony???!!

    • rachel peterson BALTIMORE, MD
      • almost 2 years ago

      Nothing hurts me more than parents who emotionally and Financially abandon their children or fail to contribute to their lives leaving another parent or the system with the responsibility

      • almost 2 years ago

      This is important to me because it is time for change. My daughter is going on 11 months old. I took my child's father to court for child support 6 months ago and still have not gotten a dime from him. He was only ordered to pay $63 a week for a newborn! My daughter's special formula cost $39 alone...which she went through 2 cans a week! When I questioned the courts they said they could not make him go below poverty line.....meanwhile we both make the same aount so I guess its okay to make me go below poverty line since I have to do it all on my own. Change needs to come. This is a person I was in a relationship wtih for 3 years, that was happy I was pregnant but eventually couldn't handle the responsibilities that comes along with being a parent. I think this country needs to do something to help parents that are doing everything in their power to provide all that they can for their children..... and those parents who fail to pay child support need harsher punishments.

    • Debra Evegan CINCINNATI, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      It effect family members

    • Carl Medley KANSAS CITY, MO
      • about 2 years ago

      I have two cases, one where I am recipient and one where I am the payer of child support. Neither case is fair to the children involved, and I do not agree that it should be based on who makes what income.


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