Neither Men Nor Women should get away from child support.
This legal system is sleeping on status quo and filled by capital interest to rob the hard working ones, to subsidies hooligans in the hope to exchange for social stability. It is in desperate need of a revolution to implement a more surgical, targeted, cost effective working system.
I am a single mother of a 7 year old, divorced for 5 years. I would have to say that it IS true that a woman takes on more in child birth - pregnancy hurts career competition and child birth is at the risk of life.
For the first three years that my daughter's father paid child support, he had been on schedule, he had always been late by minimally a month. What hurts me the most was that he had never paid a single visit to the child, had never remembered any holidays or the girl's birthday. He simply says it's better my daughter and me if he is out of the child's life and he wants his life, too! My 7 year old daughter has been wondering who her dad is and have been crying at every father's day until age 6. I had to email him photos and the girls growing up to keep some kind of bonding and humanity going.
He has stopped paying child support since June 2011 since he lost his job.
I did not proceed to court because I am still giving it a best hope, and what's so good for putting my daughter's biological father in jail anyways? I do not want my daughter to grow up and see this type of inhumane behavior from her father. I had to call him to encourage him, despite him putting his frustration on me.
It's somehow a normal reaction that when a man fail due to incapability, laziness, selfishness, or greediness, they blame the environment.
I'm a full time working mom - 10 hours work schedule, supporting my daughter, and sponsoring my parents who come from overseas to take care of my daughter and their daughter. I do decently well at career, yet as my tax bracket went up, I receive less for monthly income and tax rebates.
Meantime, my boyfriend was married for 6 months only. His ex wife abandoned him after 6 months of marriage, took the baby away, and filed a case to get half of his savings. She has three medical degrees yet refuses to take a full time job but to live on child support. In the past four years of separation, she took the baby girl to doctors 20 times in a season, trying to find medical evidence of abuse (e.g. asking for neck pressure on the toddler). She had been able to claim a domestic violence on him as well so that he did go see the criminal judge. I see him being heart broken at night for not being able to see his daughter, and I see how that criminal court experience hurt his positive personality.
Someone used to say that it is a blessing that there are people who want to take advantage of you. Once nobody wants to take advantage of you, then you are forgotten and in real trouble.