Aaron McKiernan
Aaron McKiernan

I do infact beleive this push for womens equal rights has gone past the equality of women and then now is unequal for the men. Women have the rights they just need to be inforced better. With that being said in a typical case of divorce it should be a 50/50 split of everything regardless of who has a job and who doesn't simple as that and shouldn't matter how long they are married as long as it is past 5 years.

John McKiernan
John McKiernan
  • Aaron McKiernan

I HEAR YOU !!!!!!!

Aaron McKiernan
Aaron McKiernan
  • Aaron McKiernan

Spousal support and a lot of his RRSP contributions and now a guy who has worked his ass off to support a family will never retire and is literally fucked renting a one bedroom apartment while the mom goes out and buys a house and she still has no job

Aaron McKiernan
Aaron McKiernan
  • Aaron McKiernan

So not all men just don't want to pay this man and my father want equality and to be recognized as people not work horses here to serve their females you sound like you may be divorced and I can tell you right now it's your ignorance and attitude

Matt Pulliam
Matt Pulliam

How does it make sense that if a parent is given sole custody of a child [physically as well] that the other parent is required to pay child support? 1/3 of their income at that. Don't you think if you want full custody, that they should take into consideration if you can afford to care for the child? What is the point of child support?

If you can't take care of the child on your own then why do you have physical custody in the first place? I'm all for child support if the other parent...

How does it make sense that if a parent is given sole custody of a child [physically as well] that the other parent is required to pay child support? 1/3 of their income at that. Don't you think if you want full custody, that they should take into consideration if you can afford to care for the child? What is the point of child support?

If you can't take care of the child on your own then why do you have physical custody in the first place? I'm all for child support if the other parent wants to help, or say; they had the child taken away because they are unfit parents on uncaring parents. But... when the other parent that has no custody wants the child as much as the other parent, why should it be forced onto them to pay for them to live with the custodial parent? Not only does this put an even bigger strain on the parent relationship with the other, the parent who lost their child already has to deal with emotional stress, detachment, depression, and huge life changes. Now let's top that off and force them to go into bankruptcy because of something they had no control over? Please tell me how that is fair. It sounds more to me cruel and unusual punishment.

Don't get me wrong, I would love to give child support for Jackson if I can afford it. But to force a person making minimum wage to give someone else 1/3 of their check, when they are already struggling..that makes no sense. If the other parent actually needs that money, why the hell are they "more" fit the raise the child?

More in depth PROOF and circumstances SERIOUSLY need to be looked at with these kind of cases. Serious changes need to be made. Is the other person taking care of anyone else in the house that is not a child? Do they pay more on bills than the other? Is the other parent receiving benefits such as tax returns, grants, or proof that a steady amount of money is given to them each month for daycare expenses/bills/etc.

Honestly, if you are going to require the LAW to get into family affairs, at least make is thorough and consider the consciences of the other parent. Don't treat a PROVEN loving parent that just so happens to lose custody the same as a parent that does not care about their child.

I want to seriously get involved and learn more about the laws and processes for family law. One day, probably after college, I'm going to be fighting for the families.

*rant/opinion making over*.

Matt Pulliam
Matt Pulliam
  • Matt Pulliam

I know, we both wrote it and I wanted to share it on here.
We found out this is Canadian law though. We need to make one for American Courts

Erika Okami
Erika Okami
  • Matt Pulliam

It's still good to sign, being able to help any families, not just american ones is good. But yes I want to make a american one. Anything I can do to help..

Tanya Bird
Tanya Bird

My boyfriend fought the Court to get full custody of his kids when they were little and he managed to win with a lot of effort. I also know other men who did the same, knowing the mothers were not capable of looking after their own children.
However, on the other side of the coin, there are the stereotypical dads who do their best to avoid paying and/or even seeing their children who need their dad. Yes, sometimes the mothers are totally inappropriate for their behaviour and I can't stand...

My boyfriend fought the Court to get full custody of his kids when they were little and he managed to win with a lot of effort. I also know other men who did the same, knowing the mothers were not capable of looking after their own children.
However, on the other side of the coin, there are the stereotypical dads who do their best to avoid paying and/or even seeing their children who need their dad. Yes, sometimes the mothers are totally inappropriate for their behaviour and I can't stand seeing that happen because it isn't fair to the men who genuinely care.
I know of several of these cases, and they are the exception to the rule of men that love their kids.
I also know of men who pay faithfully their child support and still have a hard time with the mother to see their children. It's not fair, and in the end, it's the children that ultimately suffer as do the dads because kids grow up too fast and then you have kids who have no relationship with their father and they are basically strangers.

David Ballard
David Ballard
  • Tanya Bird

if your interested Tanya read about parental alienation. The kids pay for the rest of their lives for this! The courts, lawyers, social services, childrens aid etc do not deal with this. Its considered child abuse and is the only form of child abuse were the children will not be removed fronm a parents care.

Stephenie Robinson-Quinney
Stephenie Robinson-Quinney
  • Tanya Bird

David Ballard - my step daughter is absolutely a victim of parental alienation, her mother goes as far as telling her if she's not careful my 2 YEAR OLD (her half brother) will touch her 'privacies' and daddy won't do anything about it! We've spoken to childrens aid (who she also called because she accused my 4 year old daughter of the same thing) and they did nothing....its sickening and its ruining her.

Ashley Dillabough
Ashley Dillabough

some men only want equality so they don't have to pay support and do any of you realize that some women don't want your money and that maybe if you would have supported your family while yous were together you wouldn't have to pay support! just a thought I am going through that right now and the only reason trevor wants the kids is so he doesn't have to pay support little does he realize I don't want his money I just want my kids not to have to deal with his contradicting behaviour towards me.

Stephen Ellis
Stephen Ellis
  • Ashley Dillabough

I would appreciate equality and "fair support". You Want the Kids, You Support the Kids! I've got my kids, and I support them. I make $10/hr part time, X makes $14/hr full time, and apparently she would like one of the kids back because some government agency got some form from the school stating that the kids are and have been living with me so they will not continue to send Child Tax credit to her.

And a couple months back when the hydro got cut off at her place (for the 3rd time in 2...

I would appreciate equality and "fair support". You Want the Kids, You Support the Kids! I've got my kids, and I support them. I make $10/hr part time, X makes $14/hr full time, and apparently she would like one of the kids back because some government agency got some form from the school stating that the kids are and have been living with me so they will not continue to send Child Tax credit to her.

And a couple months back when the hydro got cut off at her place (for the 3rd time in 2 years), she's still complaining that I never help her with bills... I moved out in 2011 partly to do with money issues. I paid $2000 hydro bill and $2200 insurance bill 2 years ago, 3 or more other "her bills" for 1 to 2 thousand /pc have been covered by friends and family.

Equality for Men, No Thank you... I would appreciate "slightly more fair" right about now!

I am thankful that my wife and I have at least avoided the family court system so far, I would hate to be ordered to throw money away that I barely scrape by with. But I do get by without my spouse paying support!

And it would be Wrong in So many levels to state that a prior to receiving "child support", the parent should be "fixed" or on permanent mandated anti-birth program to prevent the further spread of "required support payments"

Dodie Rumbolt-Nicholls

I truly hope that thisipetition makes the Family Court System sit up, take notice and make some postitive changes in how fathers are been treated in the system and have been treated for many, many years now.

Anthony Hamèl
Anthony Hamèl
  • Dodie Rumbolt-Nicholls

Dodie,

That's a great wish and I sincerely appreciate it! We will do our best in getting heard. The one thing that you can do to help get this moving is repost frequently and try and get the attention of the media so we can speak to a much larger crowd! Thanks again for the support!

Carl Murray
Carl Murray

Each parent should be entitled to equal time. 1 week on 1 week off or whatever works unless there are issues but this system that makes fathers spend alot of money to fight for this right needs fixed. That's money that could be spent enjoying time with the innocent children involved.

Anthony Hamèl
Anthony Hamèl

We're at 124 signatures! Lets post to our twitter, Facebook

Gub Brett Ferguson
Gub Brett Ferguson

There needs to be big changes.

Kelly Ann Glen
Kelly Ann Glen

Absolutely!

Anna Belle Commando-Dube

Social Equality........does it exist in Family Court? Where are all the supports for fathers when it comes to seperation and parenting and emotional supports in our societies.. In the best interest of the child/ren, they deserve all the love and parenting from both parents....too many great fathers are being emotionally traumatized with unfair access and lets not forget about the parent alienation(Abuse).......whichis so emotionally traumatizing to children......for the love of childrenand...

Social Equality........does it exist in Family Court? Where are all the supports for fathers when it comes to seperation and parenting and emotional supports in our societies.. In the best interest of the child/ren, they deserve all the love and parenting from both parents....too many great fathers are being emotionally traumatized with unfair access and lets not forget about the parent alienation(Abuse).......whichis so emotionally traumatizing to children......for the love of childrenand their future, lets support equal supports and resources for both parents.

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