Vote No on New Child Support Law in Maryland in 2019

Vote No on New Child Support Law in Maryland in 2019

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National Parents Organization of Maryland started this petition to Maryland Governor and

Child support currently ends at a child's age of majority (age 18).  The Maryland General Assembly is trying to change that age to 21.  This bill has been struck down in the past, but it needs to be struck down again.  

I would urge the Governor Hogan and Legislature of the great state of Maryland to take the following suggestions on child support.

Suggested Adjustments to the current child support system: 

1. Stop Federal Funding for Child Support Enforcement from our Social Security and stop the matching funds. This eliminates the conflict of interest.

2. United States Government needs to establish universal child support guidelines that take 10% net (after tax) income from the obligor for divorcing/separating families with 1-2 children. 15% of net income for families with 3-4 children, and 20% of net income for families with 5 or more children*.

- Child support funds would be put into an account that is established with joint ownership between the parties, and software would be in place that would notify the other parent that they have 24 hours to reject or accept the proposed expenditure. If a party does not reject the payment within 24 hours, the expenditure would automatically be approved.

*Parents with a disparity of net income of less than or equal to 20% would not have to pay child support to each other.

*A party who refuses to work, or is voluntarily impoverished, would risk losing shared custody, and if this behavior continued, child support obligations would be terminated.

3. States realize that fathers and mothers are equally important to the development of children, and each state would have a rebuttable presumption of 50/50 shared legal and physical custody.

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2019RS/bills/sb/sb0264F.pdf

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