Why do guys whine and bitch so much about paying child support?

I mean seriously I practically never hear girls complain as much as guys. They say man I didn't want this kid why should I have to pay for it, because whether you like it your DNA is running around and the government shouldn't have to pay for your mistake. If a girl didn't want an abortion, oh well get over it. She made her decision you'll just have to live with it. Have fun paying child support. And I already one of you retards are gonna her body...her choice...her responsibility, fake as philosopher. Why can't you retards realize that this the baby is already born at this point and needs support! And since it is half yours you should support it.


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  • Well, because in most states it is required that the man must pay the equivilent amount of money that they were using when the two parents split. If a man supports his chldren and wife and is making $100,000 a year, he must keep paying the amount required for his children to live that same lifestyle. It ahppens more than you think. But, there would be no bitching if the courts were fair, Virtually every child goes with the mother, only in extreme cases (mom is doing drugs or prostituting) while the father is a clearly better parent will he actually be given custody, the divorce system has been set up recently to help struggling women, but recently women have become more educated and more able to be independant. What's going on is unfair and I would even say sexist, the better parent should have custody, if that's the woman so be it.

    If on the other hand the dad is just a dead beat who has the money but refuses to pay it, he is just being an asshole.

    • check out my question here might find interesting


    • my mom left she wasn't a prostitute or on drugs she was getting her phd.,

      my dad raised 4 kids, while in grad school. he didn't complain. she sent child support -but I don't think very much, a few thousand a year, sometimes..

    • This is for Cleveland, Ohio... An unmarried woman is the natural legal custodian of her child and a father has no rights other than those granted to him by a court having jurisdiction. In Cleveland, that would be the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. Absent a court order, or an ongoing proceeding, you have all the legal rights to do as you deem appropriate for your child, including relocating to another state.

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What Guys Said 69

  • Because women understand their bodies and have thought it through for the most part or at least are willing to accept raising and supporting a child because their own body did it. Guys

    bitch about paying child support when they can't afford it. If they're a decent guy and have the money then they'll pay most likely. Young men don't think beyond having an orgasm honestly so why would they be thrilled about paying child support? For all you women out there that feel men are the problem your mistaken. The real problem is that there isn't birth control pills for men. Men have sex as enjoyment 9/10 not to create life. If men had a system where they could enjoy sex and not create life they would do it. That's the problem with condoms.

  • Yes its stupid...child support isn't even that much cosndiering how much really goes into raising a kid...just because you send a check doesn't make you a supportive father. BUT...I will say this...why is it that I would be expected to pay for a kid I don't want...and yet if the woman won't get an abortion or adopt it out...i still have to BUT the woman can, without my consent..even if I'm pleading with her to keep the baby..she can suck our kid and crush his bones with a vaccum tube and I have ZERO say. I'm an atheist but I'm anti-abortion and it makes dating impossbile seeing as how virtually ALL pro-life girls are uppity Christian zealots...If I was a woman...it wouldn't matter who I slept with because no guy can force me to abort...but I'm a guy so I would be at the mercy of the woman...she could destroy our unborn child without my consent...I think its inconsistent:

    A man who gets a woman pregnant but refuses to be a dad...is a deadbeat loser

    A mom who gets pregnant and chooses to get rid of her baby by killing it...shes just "pro-choice".

  • I agree...but I also think that women should be able to have an abortion against the guys will if he is willing to raise the child.

  • They whine about paying child support because girls are so nasty about it, like they DESERVE it for their smokes and drugs. If you didn't want "this kid" as you say, why get so nasty about demanding custody? Chill out.

  • No your right and men should step up and pay for their own mistakes, I don't understand how a bloke could deliberately watch his son/daughter go without or struggle that little bit more because he can't be arsed to pay for what was made during one night of selfishness, why should the child suffer, when the child had no say in the matter of being brought into this world, so if any man can sit there and watch his child go hungry or go to school without proper shoes or have her hair done nice or anything else the child may need in its years towards adulthood, then personally, I hope that man suffers later on in life, because people would give their right arm to be able to have that honour, but the woman must apolagise for ever allowing such a man to get close enough to her to get her pregnant, because it does take two, but both parents should pay I agree.

  • Why the hell did you get pregant in the first place?

    • condoms are a lot cheaper than babies ;)

  • ok you pay child support then.

  • The only time a guy should get upset about this is if he suspects that the money isn't being spent on the child. To put this into perspective, my mate is paying child support to his ex wife. He's actually forced to by law. The thing is - the kids live with him. Go figure!

  • cause child support is a shady system and a lot of women abuse it completely. Why do you think there's so much paternity fraud going on? Girls can have a guys paycheck seized with absolutely no proof that he's the father .. just claiming it is enough! (which is against the constitution btw).

    And you must be delusional since you act like having a child is her choice alone. Its both their kid so they both decide together, and they both raise the kid together. That's why having an abortion is BOTH of their choice, its both of their chromosomes mixing together to make life. If she wants to have the kid anyways, then she should pay for it herself. If he wants to have the kid and she doesn't, then it should go vice versa, he raises it and she doesn't pay anything.

    Honestly though, your looking at it from only one angle and its pretty immature of you.

  • i believe a guy should support what's his. hoewever it should be fair. in many cases the child support puts many guys especially in the age braket you have here(18-24) where their entire salaries are being taken leaving them with nothing to pay their own bills with. unless they are living with said girl. many of these guys because they pay child support can't even get foodstamps and if they are able the amount is so low it makes it not even worth going to apply for it. and in many cases they can't get any other fianacial assistance because of said child support once agencies find out the guys checks are being taken by garnishing to pay child support. it doesn't stop there does the guy get a break at the end of the yerat income tax time "no " all that also goes to child support.

    again if its fair and equatable to both parties I believe a guy should also a test should also be given to verify if child is the guys as well.

    • some of my friends I know have all their check taken only waty they survive at all areide jobs that pay cash only under the table

  • Have you seen how expensive child support is? Most men can't even afford it, and most of the "child support" doesn't even go to the actual child.

    My sister is getting over $600 a month from child support and she is still barely able to pay rent even with a new boyfriend, how do you think the real father is able to pay his bills when he's giving half of his money away?

    If only the mother wanted to keep the baby and only the mother is in the babies lives then she should be the only one supporting them.

  • i saw the question here and was a tad curious about the answers, and I gotta say, some of them I strongly disagree with while parts of some of them I do agree with.

    the people saying something along the lines of "he deserves the right to bitch and moan after the woman roped him in by having a baby." "right on. just another dumb c*nt bimbo with half a brain spouting feminist horse sh*t" "Sounds like a feminist talking." always makes me question their intelligence because for the first one, how would the woman "rope him in" if he was doing something to prevent the production of said child?

    As for the second one, if you are going to say it anyway then please don't type it in a way that makes you look like a dumbass (unless of course it is true then by all means go right on ahead) and I REALLY hope you aren't one of those dumbasses that think women belong in the kitchen, because if you are then I really feel sorry for both you, and any women that might be in or enter your life.

    For the third example, come on, really? it makes perfect sense for a mother who might just have lost a chance for her to get a really good job and start a good life just because some idiot was too lazy to apply a little bit of rubber to get paid for that little bit of laziness. And hell even if it was an accident then any self-respecting man would do the honorable thing and help pay for the child's well being.

  • cause you don't know how the money is used...

  • You know the real problem is that men, unlike women, don't know if the baby is there's for sure, but they always know they have to pay for it even if it isn't there if the girl just up and says he's the dad, and goes to court for money from him. he may never even see the child...but he has to pay for a child that 99 percent of the time they DONT dna test for verification. I believe if a man should have to be obligated by law to making payments for a child that is supposedly his for the next 20 YEARS...then there should be undeniable proof that the child is his. If they can pass a law requiring a man to pay child support then they should amend that law that every man get a free paternity test BEFORE being held financially liable to ANY claim for child support. This is the voice of a man who likes the idea of EQUAL treatment...women know the child is theres...a man disserves the same knowledge...not the assumption that he can trust the females word, but fact...dna fact.

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      cause child support is a shady system and a lot of women abuse it completely. Why do you think there's so much paternity fraud going on? Girls can have a guys paycheck seized with absolutely no proof that he's the father .. just claiming it is enough! (which is against the constitution btw).

      ever watch the MAURY TV program its full of paternity issues. one gal on there had to have more than 10 guys come on before she found the right father of her child.

  • I was a single father for many years, and I have to say A. Commonly women don't pay child support, because they are the ones who get the kid---B. Even if there is a 50-50 split in care for the child, or the kid spends more time with the father STILL he usually pays child support to the ex. C. I have full custody and my ex-wife pays me child support and that cheatingbitch was SO angry about the child support that she never spoke to him or I again---its been over 5 years since she saw or talked to her own son, but she did always complain about the support...heard about it from her parents. "Oh I can't afford that, its so hard for me to pay" yeah well it was hard for me to pay for EVERYTHING, RAISE MY BABY SON ALONE, AND IT WAS HARD TO BALANCE HAVING A JOB, GOING TO COLLEGE, AND RAISING MY CHILD WITH NO HELP. So f to the her...

  • Well women have the choice of keeping the child, giving it up for adoption, or aborting it. Men are not given that choice. So women who really don't want the child won't keep it. As for women not complaining about child support.

    Census figures show only 57 percent of moms required to pay child support -- 385,000 women out of a total of 674,000 -- give up some or all of the money they owe. That leaves some 289,000 "deadbeat" mothers out there, a fact that has barely been reported in the media.

    That compares with 68 percent of dads who pay up, according to the figures.

    This is from foxnews.com

  • I think you're overstating the case -- nobody says once past abortion, the "burden" of kids is on the woman! But the point is that child support laws (and custody too) are very badly skewed against men in most parts of the globe today.

  • OK let's run with this idea. The baby is half of a man's.

    Women should pay men restitution when they get an abortion, by this same logic. After all, that's half his kid. Destruction of property and what not. In fact, women shouldn't even be allowed to have an abortion without the male's consent because it is half the man;s. Women should be medically subjected to paternity tests so that men can determine whether ho's that sleep around are trying to run off with HIS kid.

    Also rape victims should be able to be sued for paternity rights by their alleged rapist, and false rape claims should be punished by imprisonment.

    • did you just say rape victims should be sued?! are you f***ing joking?!?!?! Because being raped isn't horrific enough...

  • Women that have to pay child support do complain. My ex complained, took disability, even got herself fired to avoid paying child support.Once threatened to sign off her parental rights. she paid $150 once and 300 another time..saying she couldn't afford to pay me and her own bills. After being split for about 8 or 9 months I finally had to take her to court, Judge decided on $410 and health insurance. She should have settled for the $300 I asked for.

    She has a BF, they filed bankruptcy and are now paying around $40k for a house and 2 cars (think she told me $450 something a month). Meanwhile I get stuck with a mortgage, all credit cards, med bills and Vacation property.

    I think women hear men complain more because it is uncommon for the female to be paying. There are some dead beat Moms out there too.

  • I think you have it aaaalll wrong. See, REAL men get a job, a career even, before they decide to have kids. REAL men wrap it up if they don't want a kid, not "going raw" and being stupid as sht. REAL men LOVE providing for their family, Yes FAMILY SINGULAR, not a ton of little demons he has spawned all across the world. These are all things that REAL men do, not the fake mofos that you're talking about.

    I hate it how when a couple retarded fools that don't know anything about life get all of us good men out here generalized. Stop going after the fools that don't care about you and let a REAL man in!

  • My mother only made me and my sister for child support, and she never used the money for any of us , instead she used the money for her own shopping for shoes. None of the money actually goes to the kids ... one time it was winter and I asked for a winter coat because I did not have one, my mother just ignored me until I asked again and then she said "go ask your father for money" - :'( --- my father was the one that really cared for us, he tried to fight in court but my mother started telling lies about him so the court ignored him, welcome to justice in Canada (there is no justice). My father was always a good person and he never diserved anything like this to happen to him... I ran away from home when I was 14... and I ran to my father to live with him and help him with financial trouble. happy ending ... I hope your child runs away from you too :)

  • he deserves the right to bitch and moan after the woman roped him in by having a baby.

    • cause it's not BOTH their faults she got pregnant...

  • I fail to see what DNA has to do with anything. By that logic each of my parents has contributed 25% to the DNA of any child I father, so they should pay, right? And if I had an identical twin, surely he would have to pay as much as I, as his DNA is in there as much as mine (indeed it would probably be impossible to prove which one of us is the true father).

  • do you really want to get into a debate about the nonsense the 2 sexes complain about..your team dear would lose in a most sad fashion..but if you dare

  • why do girls feel the need to entrap their men, lying about their birth control?

  • "If a girl didn't want an abortion, oh well get over it. She made her decision you'll just have to live with it."

    I don't agree. It is both of their child. The mother MUST take the father's opinion into consideration as well and decide together. The baby doesn't JUST belong to the mother. Like you said, half of it's DNA is from the father.

    Also, for God's sake, please don't post stuff while you are angry. Go take a nap, or do something fun, and then come back and post it. Or you just end up insulting the GaG community. ("one of you retards", "Why can't you retards", "Why do guys whine and bitch so much", etc.)

  • men that get have to pay for the kid,s and bitch about it are ass hole,s and if you are going to play you are going to have to pay for it and don,t cry a bout it if you hit it you have pay and stop whine about it and be a man and step up to the plate and do the right thing for you,r kid,s

  • Sounds like a feminist talking.

  • most dudes who bitch and moan are just assholes and dead beats who don't wanna do sh*t if its not for them. but then again there is a percentage of girls who do some shady sh*t to make themselves pregnant just to keep the guy. they will poke holes with a needle in condoms. you even hear about rock stars and rappers who say that groupies will try and use a turkey baster and a used condom to get themselves pregnant. and of course they guy has to pay the child support regardless.

  • I do. In fact I made my ex a generous offer and she rejected it. When it went to the Child Support Agency (UK) they judged I should pay way less than my offer. So I pay what they told me and buy my boy EVERYTHING he needs and mostly what he doesn't too :-) not all men are the same...

  • firstly retard is a terribly insensitive remark.

    Men complain about child support because they spend a substantial portion of their pay checks on something that they never wanted to happen. If in the case of a man knocking up a woman on a one night stand / short relationship. The man came to her for sexual stimulation (no pun intended) And instead has to pay habitual checks to this girl for the next 18 years instead of just the abortion fee. Say you break your window and instead of having to fix it once ( abortion) your neighbor's kid breaks it (the girl not agreeing to abortion) you have to pay to fix the window and for the food that the neighbor's kid eats, and the clothes he wears. If I had to pay for all that id be pissed. that's why hun :)

    Though you are right, men should be more responsible, but a CHILD is a decision that both parties should be involved in the decision making process.

    • well when the child is born, your wants don't come first anymore

    • Obviosly not the way nature works. I just personally believe that it takes two people to make a child and it should be something that both people want to do

    • sorry, that's not the way nature works. not my fault

  • I am in this situation and women like you make me sick to my stomach. We don't like paying because we know you women never use it on OUR child.


    Why should we PAY to see our child? I fought to see my daughter after my ex wife cheated me out of custody, and visitations. She ended up murdering the child. But she was given FULL custody right off the bat even after proving her to be a drunk and slut.

    I was never given a chance.

    So my guess is because you screwed us over took EVERYTHING we worked for and we are stuck PAYING you for the next 18 years.

    • "We don't like paying because we know you women never use it on OUR child." never say never, there are very few cases that are close enough to be considered 'exactly' alike compared to how many there are just in this circumstance. ALL of the people I know who gets paid by the child's father ALWAYS uses it on the child alone. hell they even have an account open for their child/children that has the unused money from the support that goes either to collage or an emergency event that might arise.

    • my ex left me halfway through my pregnancy cause he met a millionaire woman to take care of him. It took me 8 months to get pregnant and we were so happy until she came along. he bitches and complains to me that He has to pay $700 a month for child support when he travels all over the world and lives 40 miles away from us to be near his boat in the marina instead of his daughter. Her health insurance is $400 a month. I never ask for more either. He is a f***ing asshole and deserves to pay more!

  • yeah easy to say when guys get stuck paying the bill because a girl tricked him (know a girl that took the condom from the trash and used it to get pregnant, another girl was poking holes in the condoms, another stopped taking the pill behind her mans back.)...or...how about a wife that cheats on her husband and she uses the kid as leverage in court. gets custody of the kid. and the guy see her wearing new cloths and stuff and knows that money isn't going to raise the kid properly. This isn't always the case, sometimes guys are just dead beats but you hear the stories all the time about courts siding with rotten women trying to get a free ride on another guy. just remember there is always 2 sides to every story.

    • ^ proven and confirmed. more women are likely to cheat than men so shut the f*ck up please.

    • bull. husband cheats on wife no way a recent study shows women cheat 30% MORE than men, they just lie about it better. I was army divorce rate 80% every single one filed by a women who cheated. Proven fact.

    • usually never happen? The number of liable cases for this has nearly doubled every year sinse 1997. And recent studies have also shown that women are more likely to cheat then men. Do to having more options. But women are better at hidding it. Society isn't as innocent as we would like to think it is.

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  • You probably don't hear about women paying high child support because men are disproportionately denied custody, yet asked to pay child support, then frequently denied visitation - regardless of if the mother is working or not. Especially here in California, it's practically a foregone conclusion that the father will be paying.

    You show me any data that says an equal number of women pay an equal amount of child support to fathers that are taking care of their kids and I'll retract my statement. Though, the level of your ressearch is probably not up to any real standards judging by the language you use calling people you've never met "retards" and spouting onsense phrases like "And I already one of you retards are gonna her body". Next time, try calming down and proofreading before you click that "submit answer" button.

    • Been fighting for over a year to get custody

    • I know plenty of father's who are in court trying to get more and more custody of their kids, so "most" is a personal valuation.

    • actually most don't even ask for custody.

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  • Guys get no say in whether or not they keep the child. I do actually support the idea that it is the woman's choice as to whether or not she gets an abortion. My personal thought on the matter is that if the guy doesn't want the baby, and the girl does, there should be some method in which he doesn't have to pay child support. By consequence to this, he would give up all parenting rights to the child. In the case where the girl didn't want the baby, the guy did, and the girl didn't want to go through with an abortion, she'd be able to do something similar.

    That's my hypothetical system, you can give whatever feedback you want on it. With the current system: guys don't want to be paying money to support a child that they barely get to see, except for extenuating circumstances custody is nearly always awarded to the mother, there is no guarantee that the money they're paying is supporting child instead of its mother, and guys didn't get a decision, she did, and now they have to live with it.

  • I would have no problem paying support, I would even try and pay more if I could only because I love the kid & I knew it was being used for the kid. I think if he's paying, he has a right to know his money is going toward his kid & not some greedy "RETARD" bitch who won't even let him see his kid. She should have to provide proof, as in receipts. And yes, I have seen it where the guy's upping half his cheque to some fat "RETARD" who eats at restaurants or orders out every night whle collecting welfare every month. You didn't mention those, "RETARD".

  • we don't get to chose if we want to abort...

  • "I mean seriously I practically never hear girls complain as much as guys."

    That is because the majority of those who pay child support are men. Paternity fraud is abundant and not only effects men but it also effects women as well. Imagine paying for a child that isn't yours. Having your paycheck garnished because some bitch decided to take your husband to court to pay child support for a child he didn't even know he had.

    In this day and age were women have just as many rights if not more than men do we still need have child support? Women are always saying that they don't need men then come after us to pay for child support under the guise of "you need to live up to your responsibility". What about your responsibility as a woman. How about you stop having sex with dead beats and losers then expecting them to magically change into responsible adults because your pregnant and deciding to keep it. Why should a man be held financially responsible for your decision. Men only have condoms and they are about 90%-95% effective at best assuming you use it properly and the date has not expired. Women have well over a dozen forms of birth control and I don't buy that I can't be on birth control because I'm allergic. There are simply too many choices to pick from. The old saying is true that with great power comes great responsibility. Men should not get punished paying for 18 years or more of support for having sex. We as men need to have sex with responsible women. Women who are on the same page as us. People are having sex at much earlier ages from as early as 9 years old. People need to be realistic about this. Men should only have sex with responsible individuals who know where you stand on the issue of pregnancy. When I have sex I tell the woman I do not want kids. I do not believe in accidents. I use condoms 100% of time even if they tell me they are on the pill. I will not sleep with a woman who does not use some form of birth control be it the pill or some other form of birth control that is not hormonal. With the advances in medicine unwanted pregnancies should be a thing of the past. People are going to have sex that just the way it is. I've know women who got pregnant and went behind the husband's/boyfriend's back and got an abortion because they didn't want the child. Women can give up their baby for adoption with no stigma. Why is it okay for a woman to walk away from her responsibility but not a man? And don't say it's because it's her body. I wouldn't want you coming off as being some "...fake as philosopher." If you can't afford to have a child don't have one. If the agreement is not mutual between both parties don't have one. Bringing a child into this world under these circumstances I truly believe to be another form of child abuse. The child does not deserve that. And by the way, what kind of woman would bring a child into this world who's father is an irresponsible dead beat. Jeez, thanks mom.

    • Trust me you know nothing about abortion and you don't know how women feel after one. So stop trying to act like you do. You clearly know nothing of the real world. Have you ever seen 16 and pregnant? That's how it usually is. The girl does all the work, while boys run off whenever they want and barely take care of the child. The least they can do is actually support something they've made.

    • Have you ever actually met a single mother? Most are struggling with the money they even get. I don't know where you're from, but you definantly live in lala land if you think they have it easy. A lot of them live in poverty, while the father goes on knocking up other women and not emotionally supporting any of the children he's made. And no not in my state. Even if the kid is born out of wedlock the father still has rights if he is proven to be the father. Most just don't act on those rights.

    • "Wow you're stupid. You clearly didn't understand a word I wrote. BOTH parents should be responsible for their actions." You asked the following question. > "Why do guys whine and bitch so much about paying child support?" I don't see where you imply BOTH in any comments. You're comments are all about blaming men. "They need to grow up". When you don't have any valid arguments you, like so many women, get angry and argue from emotion and start calling the other party names. Very nice.

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  • Guys complain cause they repeatly ask for a abortion, and they even offer to pay for it and the woman agree to it, Most women keep the baby because they still like the guy and his money for child support, cause really if you don't like the guy, why give birth to the baby and deal with an ex for 18 to 23 years, that makes no since,

    • u just incriminated yourself QA...

    • yea you just answer my first question, women have the baby because they just want a check in their pocket

    • lol...believe what you want. the only thing the girl wants from you is the check. usually the new boyfriend is 10x better

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What Girls Said 23

  • they think the women will use the money for herself

  • Yes, I agree, you shouldn't rely on the government to take care of your mistake. You should own up to your responabilities. But, in their defense, nobody likes losing money.

  • I can tell you why my brother b!tches about paying child support. He spoils his kids rotten and buys his boys everything. Theyre 5 and 7 and they both have Iphones and Ipads. He buys them expensive clothes, pays fpr their private schools and pretty much anything they want. He gives his ex 1300.00 a month for child support and she doesn't spend anything on them. I know you're probably gonna say that they don't need Iphones or other stuff, but if he don't buy them stuff, she won't either. Most guys would probably give the 1300 and tell their kids to ask their mother for money. I'm sorry but 1300 is a lot of money for 2 kids. Child support is to support the kids, not tje Ex wife that is to lazy and does not want to work. How many moms out there get child support and still get help from the government cause they choose to be on welfare? The system should be changed. If fathers support their kids, they should not have to pay child support. Women, and this I know because I have friends that get child support. Women use child support to support themselves. My friend has a 2010 truck that she pays with my brothers child support.

  • they would rather spend their money on their new girlfriend.

  • alot of the time its the girls with the baby or child so that's why they don't whine about child support. but a lot of guys don't wnat the kids that they are paying for and would have prefered to have them aborted (not saying I support abortion)

  • Because their intentions initially (before the baby came) was to behaving fun and screw with your brain/emotions/vagina! Now that their actions have screwed them they have become bitches and wine more than the baby does! Good for them...

    Vonda G. Nelson

  • I think child support is filled with emotions that cloud the truth. Since you actually pay it to the ex and not to the child, it can become a big issue when your ex actually has to ask you or push for the support. That is why I am a big fan of the court system taking it out of paychecks so two people that obviously did not get along very well in the first place are not in the position of playing collection agency every month.

    I do think the awarding of child support is not very equitable and I feel that with the economic downturn there are some flaws that have gotten worse. For instance, if you made a good amount of money at one point but due to the economy cannot make the same income, it doesn't necessarily mean you can have your support payments reduced. My fiance is in a difficult position because of this and it appears the courts just expect he should be able to make the same income eventually even though he is making less than his ex. Every month is a struggle and he owes back support from a period of time that he was not making enough money to cover the support.

    I am a woman that is paying support to my ex. I can see my ex is doing well, with a new luxury car and still able to own the large home we had together in our divorce. It makes me wonder that what I pay is too much but because he owns a business and it doesn't appear to be doing much better than when we divorced, heaven only knows what would happen. We get along well now, so the idea of fighting over this now is just not worth it.

    And, yes, there are some men out there that have no interest in caring either physically or financially for their children. They don't care, don't want to see them and don't want to take money they could spend on other activities and use it for a child. It sucks, but it happens.

  • Because they are selfish bastards & don't care about their own kids.

  • true

    my mom never got a penny the whole time she bought me up on her own on benefits

  • Yeah, girls are going to be frustrated about that but at the same time she decided to spread her legs and allow him to inseminate her anyway. I can see why guys would complain about it especially if the child isn't in his life like that like if he doesn't see the child that often. He's paying his hard earned money for a baby of a woman that he doesn't date or have any romantic interest in. I definitely think he should take responsibility for his actions but I can see how that would be annoying.

  • because if you were a one night stand he would have never have had to pay for sh*t.

    by being a reliable human being, he also becomes responsible for accidents that really you could have gotten an abortion for..

    when there is no societal structure, women are responsible for their children.

    and womens right are recent

    but most of ALL, he probably has to hate you deep down if he can't even be with you even though you bore his children. so why would he want to give you money, even if it all indirectly goes to pay for his children

    yea its going to pay the kids not you, but when you're handing the check over guys think short term and hate the feeling

    just sayin da truth

  • f***ing your a retard and all other dumb ass bitches that don't care about them self and jus want love and a man will GIVE IT TO You BY HAVING SEX N You GET PREGO..MAYBE You ALL SHOULD HAVE SEX TILL You ARE READY OR GET ON F***IG ASS BITHCONTROL DUMBASSS SICK

  • Some do

    Some don't

    They bitch


    They are big kids

    Choose better men

  • To the guys that are Willing to have The child Well its not fair for a start. The guy does not get to live with this child and Can pay more than The mother. If they didn't want The child suck it up and grow up. Its a part of life. Baby Is born = life.

    Dont want to pay in life like everyone else don't live in it.

  • my dad paid a dime of child support, being a signle parent is the one of the hardest thing in the world, my mom worked her ass off. men should support their kids, I would if I was a guy

  • Well, a bit harsh Anonymous...I wouldn't be so quick to generalize all men.

    I've seen it both ways. My exhusband (even when he was seeing the kids) only paid a 1/3 of what he was court mandated to do so. I didn't call him out on it because, quite frankly, I didn't give a damn about his money. I left the marriage with nothing and didn't expect anything. As in, I didn't ask for child support even though I really could have used all of it.

    Now that he isn't seeing the kids at all (by court order), he refuses to pay anything because he isn't seeing them... Hmmm...for someone who professed to love them that much and would do whatever it took to see them happy blah blah blah has decided that he is going to pay nothing. Whatever.

    The man that I'm with now pays MORE than what he really has to but that's because he wants to. He feels that he is responsible (as much as his former wife) for the welfare of the children.

    I think it boils down to the personality of the man but I won't generalize. In my case, his farm and working on the rigs was far too important than paying $600 for 2 kids per month (although he only paid $200 for both). In his case, it was vindiction. He was convinced that I was wasting the money on myself and not the kids. Why not an RRSP or savings account then?

    That's gotta make you think...

  • because men are for the most part selfish and immature

  • agreed to an extent, they shouldn't whine about it as long as they get to see the child on a regular basis.

  • Ever heard of a man having full custody and getting child support form a woman? Pretty rare... even more rare is a man bitching about it (because they don't). My fiancee has full custody and recieves nothing from the mother. Courts won't do anything about it because (and read this carefully)... because he is not on welfare of any kind. Once a woman is pregnant, men have no rights.

    I completely understand the system of child support, and how it is SUPPOSED to help. But it is a system that is too easily abused as men's rights are stripped as soon as an embryo is fertilized. Society is telling men that their only value as a father is their money. Nothing else is considered. NOTHING. A few years ago I would have agreed that dead beat fathers disgust me, then I started dating a man with children and realized the absolute hell they can be forced to go through if the woman has any slight grudge against him. What really ticks me off is it is the guys that stick around and do their best to follow the laws that usually get screwed in the end. The guys that run off at the first word of missed period that get off scott free.

    • That's what I'm talking about. Its so easy for most girls to fire off at the mouth cause they watch too man talk shows but most men are not like that in their child/custody/child support situations and are getting royaly screwed. Bravo to you for taking a stand amongs all the raging feminist and laying down some hard cold TRUTH.

  • well from my experience, I'm going to say yes, the guy should have to pay child support. my mom married a complete asshole, and she was with him for ten years (married) and had both me and my brother. he never wanted either one of his children, and he basically ignored us all the time. never worked, never did anything to help. so, my mom divorced him. she had two kids already, she didn't want to take care of a third one. anyway, after she divorced him, he was ordered to pay child support, and he did for a while, but shortly after the checks stopped coming. my mom was too worn down to take him to trial, so she just struggled on as best as she could. so as a result, my mom worked at a dead end job, and could barely afford to make rent and feed me and my brother. so should a guy pay child support? f*** yes.

    on the other hand, if the guy marries a complete bitch who divorces him and takes all his money and only spends it on herself, then of course he shouldn't be giving her anything. however, the legal system is screwed up and imperfect, so there's no way to make sure that the money is used for the children.

    if the mother in question is single, and young, without a good source of income, I believe that the guy should be forced to pay child support, whether he likes it or not. otherwise it's not fair to the mother or her poor children. on the other hand, if a woman divorces her rich husband, and her children are say teenagers, and she can afford to take care of them herself, then I think it's stupid to make the guy fork over money that won't even be used on the children anyway. that's my opinion

    • how about this scenario a guy whose a waiter in a restraunt mets and falls in love with a woman of substance but before the final vows he signs a prenup saying if anything happens he leaves with what he came into the marraige with. he agrees latter on down the road the woman divorces him after having child. the man is now forced to pay child support on a waiters salary while the wife is a multimillioniar does that sound fair. yes its his child but he's penniless because all is taken from him.

  • ha yeah the more they whine the more they should pay

    • ha yeah the more you think the less you should say.

    • Tell it girl! LOL...OMG I guess you should walking behind him whipping him across the back with a whip or something too huh? I know guys that probably work harder in one day than you do in a year, just to pay 10 times the money in child support it cost to really raise that child when they were together while the woman blows it on shopping and SUV's FOR HERSELF.

  • I am not suggesting that all children that are born into a world where one parent doesn't want it that he shouldn't pay for it, but here's something you might want to think on. I know there are many reasons, but how about women, who have children and then give them up for adoption, they no longer pay for that child, no longer care for it, they give it up...and they don't always consult the father..they just do it.

    Why can't you see, that just because a sperm is given, that it means the guy must always be responsible for it? Men can't ever get pregnant, they cannot ever make this decision for themselves. It will always be the womans choice whether or not to have it. AND I know what abortion is thanks, I have had one...so I know what affect it can have on women, but still when I had this abortion I didn't just do it, I spoke to the father too, I asked him what he would want, and as ADULTS we discussed it and BOTH came to the decision that we had only been together a few months and weren't ready for the responsibility.

    BUT had I chosen to have the kid, and he was adamant he didn't want it, then no, I would not then later ask him to pay up, simply because I CHOSE, to have the kid, KNOWING full well he didn't want it...it was MY choice and if I believe I am ready to have a child then I SHOULD DAMN WELL BE READY TO SUPPORT IT.

    Doesn't really matter what you think of me for saying this, the simple fact is, if a GUY DID WANT THE CHILD, AND THE MOTHER GOT RID OF IT, PEOPLE WOULD SAY, OH WELL ITS HER BODY SHE HAS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE...

    I know what FINACIAL abortion is, I get what it means, but at the same time, men can't chose and that's a FACT and if you girls don't want to get pregnant THEN DON'T SLEEP WITH HIM WHEN HE HASN'T GOT ANY PROTECTION. SIMPLE!

    • for a women kudo's to you , not that I've ever been in that situation 40 years married and strong yet.

      i do sympathize with some men (not all men) in their plights in this area however. I agree with you many women that may read what you have may think of you as a traitor of sorts. and possible most guys might wish other women thought as you do.

    • Which in turn would lead to chaos across the country and would most likely increase poverty rates. Which would be bad for the government. Since most women most likely wouldn't have an abortion because of hormonal changes in the body and would feel inclined to keep it, they in turn would end up living in poverty, while the father continues on prosperous with no financial obligation to the child he helped bring into the world.

    • And if a guy doesn't want to geta girl pregnant then maybe HE SHOULDN'T SLEEP WITH EVERYTHING THAT MOVES OR USE A F***ING CONDOM! Same goes for her.

      But I understand most people, (including yourself) are dumb as f***, and don't think ahead and think of the consequences of their actions. If you remove child support and the fathers financial obligation for his child then pretty much you're giving every guy in the world a way out, and can simply at anytime say I change my mind.

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  • Ok, female input. I have issues with this as a female because, you're right in that its your body and its your choice, and not everyone agrees with abortion. However, you call it his 'mistake' girl it ain't just up to the man to put something on it..everyone to the man, and to the female has a responsibility to use contreception if they don't want a child, and if you don't and you get pregnant and you chose to keep the baby, then that is your choice. Lets be honest if a 'mistake' occurs the man actually has no say...he isn't the one who is pregnant, and he can't physically make the choice, only the women can do something about it. If men were the ones who got pregnant, things might be a little different...and after all, you said it, it is half his DNA.

    If, lets say you and your man are together and you've been together for a while, you have a child, it wasn't planned but you both wanted it anyway. Then two years down the line you split, and he decides he don't want anything to do with the child, he don't want to pay for it, and he don't even want to see it. Then yes, I would say in this case senario he needs to take responsibility for his child because when it was concieved he was happy for it to go ahead. and yes I believe he should pay what the goverment says he should.

    But some girls, and it does happen, get pregnant, have the child, despite the guy not wanting it, and then force and complain that this guy isn't doing his duty for his child. I am not a feminist, but I do feel that, if a mistake occurs and (actually its not a mistake if you didn't use anything, because well that's what happens when sex is unprotected) But I do feel that, because the guy can't actually physically do anything about it, that the girl is actually trapping him into this by having it. Where's the men's rights? why should men be trapped into something they have no control over in any way.

    i actually think men should have the right to decide in cases where, it was a mistake, they're no longer with the girl, it might have been a casual thing, or one night stand, to whether they keep it or not, because just because nature gave it to the woman to carry, doesn't make it her god given right to tell men they should then take responsibility for it. And if the case is it was a mistake, the guy don't want it, but the girl has it because she wants it, then no, I don't think men should pay. Because the man as I have already pointed out, cannot physically do anything about it.

    Sorry but, the baby thing is so much more complicated then how you make it.

    • f*** off

    • the question asker is retarted she is for the opretion of men so I hope somebody slapes her

    • you're not making sense. It isn't economically feasible! It would lead to more poverty and more injustice in a system that's already unfair. The girl gets stuck with the baby and having to take care of it, having to go through the whole abortion ordeal and maybe have psychological issues because of it, and the guy gets to say well I don't want a kid deuces? F***no

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