October 31, 2006 8:20pm CST
Do you feel that agencies do not do enough to collect child support? I feel that they are not doing enough to help children that do not get to benefit from child support payments. Whether its a mother or a father that does not have custody of a child they should help the custodial parent to support the child that they brought into this world. That child did not ask to be brought into this world and times are hard enough that it takes more then one parent to support them and give them what they NEED in life. I am not talking about extra's in life, I am talking about putting a roof over their head, food in their stomaches and clothes on their back. I have a friend who's ex-husband is thousands and thousands behind on child support and my own son has custody of his daughter whose mother has never contributed 1 dime to her daily living expenses. What is your opinion on this? Is there enough being done to assist custodial parents in get help supporting children?
• United States
2 Nov 06
I personally believe that the child support agencies are not doing enough to collect the money that is due to the custodial parents. However, I also believe that they may not always have the resources to track these deadbeat parents down. In the United States alone, there are millions upon millions of dollars that are owed to these children by their non custodial parent, so those statistics say more than enough. And quite frankly, my ex has not contributed any money willingly (the only times that he pays are when he is either trying to get out or avoid going to jail for child support). Quite frankly he is over $25,000 in arrears, and I have not been able to collect a dime out of him this year. It's quite pathetic, but I have moved forward, and taken the high road. I refused to let his lack of interest in the well being of our child affect my child (financially). Even though I'm carrying the responsibility all on my own (and believe me, it's no walk in the park), and am providing quite well for us. I'm not on any public assistance, and my child dresses very well, and wants for nothing (except time with me, since I'm working like a dog to provide well for him)....