Fairness for fathers in public safety

Fairness for fathers in public safety

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Julee Young started this petition to ARIZONA and

Firemen risks their lives to save others. The justice system in the child support area has failed them and made it very difficult for them to try to get ahead. Part of me thinks it may be political and that the judges ruling these cases in family law may not agree with the benefits and pay scales or pensions our public safety employees get so they rule against them. Part of me feels the judges may not be looking at the big picture or feel it’s still a mother’s right to get payment for the kids they both chose to have. Whatever the reason, fathers are not getting fair rulings. The most recent case I witnessed was a father (captain with the fire department) was taken to court for him to pay more child support because he got a raise. His ex-wife (a teacher) also got a raise. She argued to include all of his extra income including mandatory over time but refused to include any of her extra income (bonus and fringe by benefits). So she misled the court to thinking her gross monthly income was about 1000 dollars less than her true income. 

In the guidelines it specifically states to include bonuses when calculating gross monthly income. The judge ruled in her favor to just go off her base salary. But include all of fathers extra income. This ex wife also has two other children with her current husband who makes over 100k per year and provides support for the children she has with him but none of that is included in her income other than it takes away from her gross monthly income because she has 2 other children, which means on the child support worksheet it shows she has 4 children and her income is spread for those 4 even though her other two are all cared for by her husband. That is disregarded and again the fireman father now has to pay more child support because mother is not truthful and has manipulated the system. The laws need looked at further and wether this is a political decision by a biased judge or he truly didn’t understand what mother was doing, the numbers were right in front oh him on the most recent pay stubs. Every fireman I speak to, this is what seems to be happening. They risk their lives for their community only to get taken advantage of and not a fair fight for their kids in court. We are failing our public safety employees and need to re-evaluate the family law system. 

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