Equal rights for non-custodial parents

Equal rights for non-custodial parents

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MATTHEW MAKUCH started this petition to NEW YORK STATE FAMILY COURT SYSTEM

I am father, one that takes great pride in the well being of my kids and all kids for that matter.

I am starting this petition, in hopes to bring attention to the flawed family Court system in NYS.

I for one, have first hand seen the system take advantage of myself and numerous friends in my lifetime. I have paid child support for my two daughters for longer then 8 years, roughly $70,000 dollars to my children's mother, in that time, I have recieved no credit in the states or family courts eyes as a father. A good one at that. For years I have paid support, bought school supplies, school clothes, paid cell phone bills, paid for extra curricular activities, all while trying to provide the same living environment they have at the "custodial home"(one in which I have to contribute 25% of my income, to provide). So not only am I liable for 100% of my home for my kids I am liable for 25% of the custodial home also.

Please find me parents that are still married in the marital home that have spent $140,000 in the last 8 years in the "raising" of 2 kids  (not extra things) essential to grow up things. Please don't tell me, mortgage, utilities, etc.. Add up, everyone has these even without children. 

What did I get for all this? Honestly, yes I have kids that know what thier father has done for them. But in the eyes of the New York State family Court system what did I get? I have the priviledge to still have my drivers license and not be in jail. All because I make those payments...

 

My petition is for better treatment of the great parents, the kind that actually take care of thier children.  Let me provide for my kids in my home. The thier mother provide for them in her home.. She has the tax credits as custodial parents.  That is her support.

I believe most kids would have a better relationship with the other parent if the support issue wasn't a wedge between custodial and non custodial parents.

Help me change NYS Family Court laws, to give a great noncustodial parent more rights, and less financial responsibility to provide in both homes.  Give the children the best in both situations, rather then a great life at the custodial parents and an ok life at the noncustodial parents all because of the financial responsibility . Every situation is different, but we are held under the same requirements. Please change the laws to allow more flexibility by the judge to make judgment calls on required financial responsibilities.. 

 

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