Petition to the Congress for unfair child support services and welfare reform.

Petition to the Congress for unfair child support services and welfare reform.

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Many ways in which the system fails families.

The system creates debtors prisons.

Twenty-nine percent of the families in the child support system live below the federal poverty line. This makes completing payments a challenge for many parents.

The situation gets even worse if a parent loses their job. Child support doesn’t stop during unemployment. That debt starts to accumulate and it can suddenly become impossible to catch up.

The court also has the power to say it thinks an individual is capable of finding a meaningful job and a parent can be incarcerated if they continue failing to make payments. Once imprisoned, the arrears continue to accumulate and suddenly they’re stuck in a never-ending cycle.

The system financially destroys the support system of parents...many judges hold in regards to enforcing child support. Their belief is that once a parent who claims to be unable to pay child support is faced with a prison sentence, the money suddenly shows up.

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