Please stop the unfair punishment of good fathers. We need child support reform now! | Petition2Congress
March 12, 2016
Dear President Obama:
Dear Representative Diaz-Balart:
Dear Senator Nelson:
Dear Senator Rubio:
Dear Governor Scott:
I am a divorced FIT Father of a boy (from marriage) and a girl (unwed DNA proven bio-dad).
I have no problem paying child support as proven by my payment records.
That is until the Miami-Dade County 11th Judicial Circuit Family Court destroyed my life, and caused negligent infliction of severe emotional distress which has caused a “medically documented” injury by a Complex Sub-category of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In a nutshell I fear the Family Court. Additionally, I am the victim of medical malpractice by Psychiatrist Dr. Carter who has a case pending against him by the Florida Department of Health.
Reluctantly I filed for disability in 2010 and still have not prevailed despite the work of Social Security Advocates Binder and Binder. I had to filed bankruptcy in 2010; but that is typical (and statistically proven by the movie Divorce Corp released in Jan 2014) of anyone that has to fight in America’s Family Courts.
Answer this simple question:
Why does the Broward County FL 17th Judicial Circuit Family Court have absolutely no concern (nor does his mom), since 2002 to today, to be in my son’s life with joint custody?
Recently I appeared before Judge Dale C. Cohen on my motion requesting a continuance on contempt proceedings so I could take my son to the Pacific Northwest for a month during the summer. Honorable Judge Cohen said, “have a good time”.
Thereby establishing my parental fitness.
And the Florida 11th Judicial Circuit Family Court denies any access (visitation/timesharing) with me, my son (her brother), my family to my daughter?? My daughter could’ve traveled with her brother and dad to see Mount Rainier, go to a Pow Wow, learned about Lewis and Clark, and so many things…
Zoraya would’ve loved it!!
All this happen when I did the right thing and hired a lawyer to file a Petition for Paternity (Right to Parent my daughter). Case No. 2008-029595 began on December 4th, 2008. It continues today.
Thereby establishing my parental fitness.
As of today the Florida 11th Judicial Circuit Family Court denies any access (visitation / timesharing) with me, my son (her brother), my family to my daughter?? WHY???
This is Emotional Child Abuse…plain, simple, AND ESTABLISHED.
The case 2008-029595 of the Florida 11th Judicial Circuit is proof of Civil and Human Rights Violations. Not even the Department of Children and Families will respond to my plea to help me stop the proven emotional child abuse of my daughter Zoraya. Please help her or please help me to help her…I beg you!
David – Hialeah, FL 33012-3864
Answer this simple question: Why does the Broward County 17th Judicial Circuit Family Court have absolutely no concern (nor does his mom), from 2002 to today, to be in my son’s life with joint custody?
The current child support system entirely benefits the mother of said children, not even the child’s best interest. The fathers are routinely getting financially punished by increasing child support obligations, attorney fees, court costs, and visitation rights. The fathers have became expendable in the courts eyes, and we want to get this changed!
Each child support case should be viewed on a case-by-case basis, not just lumping all cases into the same category. For instance, yes there are a lot of “dead beat” fathers, as well as “dead beat” mothers, but there are even more good fathers out there doing everything they can to be in their children lives but are hindered by the Family Court and Child Support Enforcement itself! OCSE actually makes it harder for the fathers to be involved in the lives of the children instead of doing what “is best for the child”.
In addition, in researching the amount of child support obligation should be ordered, the courts should look into the income of BOTH sides, not just the father. Often times, the mother, remarried, makes more than the father and the father is still ordered to pay a high amount of child support. That is not right! Shouldn’t the father be able to live life at an acceptable standard? It seems a lot of times the good fathers are being punished for the “dead beat” fathers.
Nobody denies that there should be some type of set child support obligations guidelines, but as of now the guidelines and severely unfair to the fathers, and biased towards the mothers. This is what we are looking to change.
Should single mothers (or fathers) be allowed to not work and live off child support and government assistance while the other party has to work just to pay his obligation in fear of being thrown in jail? Is it fair for some women to have multiple babies just to collect child support and not have to work? There definitely should be guidelines and stricter restrictions put on the party receiving the child support benefits. How about drug testing child support recipient’s? Job placement requirements?
Child support obligation should be based upon;
1. The income and expenses of BOTH parties
2. The family size and obligation of both parties
3. Total debt of both parties
4. Drug testing of the recipient of the child support
5. Employment status of BOTH parties. The recipient should NOT be unemployed or at the least have a timeframe requirement to gain employment or forfeit the right to child support.
6. All court cost, attorneys fees, filing fees, and\or any other fees in regards to the said child support case should be equally divided between the two parties.
4. Then child support obligation should be calculated based upon all