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Who started this child support crap?

Does anyone here know how long has this been going on?

Was it one man and that is where it started?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Money & Work

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Answers (5)
  • I'm sure it started back when married couples divorced and the ex-wife/mother, because she may have been less educated, and before daycare/preschool existed, and divorce was "frowned upon," couldn't work enough to support THEIR family, the ex-husband/father gave her money to support her and THEIR children.

    Women were/are more likely to keep the family home and are responsible for taking care of the children, which costs money.

    Unfortunately what was once less common has evolved into couples having children, and NOT even considering marriage...nowadays mostly comes down to paternity and child support. Some women consider having a child and getting child support the equivalent of winning the lottery, others actually NEED the money in order to supplement their children's needs.

    I don't ever expect to find out what fighting for child support is like.

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:55 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Child support crap? Are you suggesting men shouldn't support their children? I'm confused.
    gramsmom

    Answer by gramsmom at 3:20 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Childcare is not crap...and I would not bad mouth it because oneday you may be at the
    courthouse... There is never enough money to support a child..CS is never enough..
    Dannee

    Answer by Dannee at 3:22 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • WHO STARTED IT??? I STARTED IT.. EVERY MAMA WITH THERE FAV MISTAKE STARTED IT.. WE THINK ITS FOREVER TILL YOU WAKE UP ONE MORNING AFTER THREE YEARS OF MARRAGE AND HEZ TRYN TO KILL YA, THROWING THINGS AT YA, TAKEN ALL YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE BANK FOR DRUGS, THEN AFTER YOU LEAVE SET CS PAYMENT.. HE WONT PAY AND STILL GETS TO SEE THERE KID, STOP WORKING CAUSE THE "MAN" IS TAKEN ALL HIS MONEY!!!!
    HottMamaRossx2

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 4:41 PM on Mar. 26, 2009

  • Ok this is an ignorant question so I'm going to educate you. In the eighties for single parents it was the norm to live on welfare. Single parents couldn't raise their children on one income so most of them were going on welfare which YOU as a taxpayer pay for. In the 1990s Bill Clinton, who made a wonderful decision, brought in child support to rescue the system and make dead beat parents start taking responsibility for their children instead of forcing the tax payers to pay for them (welfare is a great program and lots of people need it but there are tons who wouldn't need it if the other parent paid child support) so child support came in so parents had to pay for their own children instead of taxpayers. One of the many reasons why Clinton is one of the most beloved presidents ever. So stop being stupid.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:22 AM on Mar. 27, 2009

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