Petition Closed

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.

Letter to
Ohio representatives, Ohio attorney General
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Ohio representatives.

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Child Support (determination and distribution)

According a research article by Jennifer Wolfe, there are 13.7 single parents that are single solo parenting in America. 84% are women and 16% are men, with an approximate 21.8 million children. That is 21.8 children living with only one parent, only one person to support them and keep them safe. A majority of the parent were in a relationship when the children were conceived, and never expected to be single parents 45.5% were once married. 27% of these women and 12.9 % of these men are living in absolute poverty, mostly dependent on the government for assistance. 39.1% of these mothers are over 40. The fact is a lot of these mothers are living desperately from pay check to pay check, having to compromise their dignity to afford to care for their children. There is $39.1 million of child support owed and 60% of recipient still lives in poverty because the dismal award amount is not enough to support the children.
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.
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Sincerely,


Keiana Burch