NC Child Support and Enforcement
Regarding NC Child Support Enforcement let us be VERY Clear, we believe that both parents should support their children.
Officially, in NC there is no presumption as to who gets custody of a child when parents divorce. Federal statistics show that mothers get custody 85% of the time in North Carolina. Our contention is that when you have a figure like 85% it certainly sounds like presumption.
But is it really presumption and favor?
Roughly half of custodial mothers today have male children who will one day be pushed to the margins of their kids lives if they experience a divorce and have children. Where do you think these non-custodial grandmothers (who will also be marginalized as well) will stand then? With Equally Shared Parenting?
The NC Child Support Enforcement Agencies NEEDS Fathers to be Deadbeat
NC Child Support has become an industry where agencies need federal funding to build new offices, hire employees, advertising, supplies, services, programs, etc… and we feel it is this need for money that builds a need for NC Fathers to be non-active in their kids lives. NC Fathers belief is that men are not active by choice, but because of the NC Family Courts, Social Services agencies, Legislators, and other Special Interest groups that make it impossible to get fairness in the system and they have given up. These groups of people ALL benefit from the federal and state funding for NC Child Support initiatives and NC Child Support Enforcement. It is because of THIS, that Fathers in NC and Females in paternal families are ostracized and alienated from their minor children.
NC Fathers believes that ALL NC Child Support Enforcement proponents will tell you that child support in NC is SIMPLY about providing financial assistance to NC children who are in broken families.
What these proponents DO NOT tell you is that NC Child Support Enforcement is ALSO generating revenue for the State of NC Social Services agencies who need funding for low income assistance programs. Please read Section 458 of the Social Security Act Title IV Part D entitled “Incentive Payments to States”. Contained in this legislation is a INCENTIVE to US States to collect TWO Dollars from the federal government for every ONE Dollar collected in child support. This is a revenue generation of ONE Dollar that can then be used to replenish social services low income assistance programs. More on this HERE.
Even more disturbing is the fact that MANY government contractors who want to work for NC Child Support Enforcement can get Title IV-D funding for their programs. Later in this article, we will introduce you to a software company that wants Title IV-D money to implement their software into enforcement’s database.
NC Fathers question is, why are MILLIONS of NC non-custodial fathers, paternal grandmothers, step-mothers, and paternal aunts and uncles generating money for social services and putting food on the plates of government contractors because they are not being ALLOWED to equal parent or have access to their children (and thus paying child support) ?
NEVER let anyone tell you that the NC Child Support Enforcement system is ONLY “for the kids”. There is a lot of big government money, special interests, and politics behind the scenes that is preventing equal shared parenting for 4.5 million non-custodial family members who these groups NEED to stay non-custodial so that funding can flow.
We think that many judges simply believe that mothers should care for children and that fathers should work to pay for their children and that sense a mother carried a child for 9 months that it would be barbaric to give custody of a child to a father. No doubt there is favoritism. But let us not forget that women do not get to even experience the amazing magic of birth without biology from a man. When women master immaculate conception then we can talk favoritism.
But we believe a greater component(s) is involved when it comes to NC Child Support:
In addition, to prove our point that money and industry is driving the NC Child Support Enforcement System, here is just ONE of the government contractors trying to get Title IV-D money to build a software system for enforcement: https://www.policy-studies.com/solutions/by-program-type/child-support-enforcement/
Any idea how much it will cost to build this new system? We don’t either, but certainly it will be a multimillion dollar endeavor. All this money spent on enforcement of one parent; is it a wonder why NC kids have such a hard time with anxiety? If Child Support Enforcement would divert this money into a program that tried to get BOTH parents working together for the betterment of their children then we are talking real change.
Now if you go through each one of these Child Support and Enforcement legislative parts you will see a whole lot of information related to “payments to states”, taxes on unpaid child support, public assistance, and Medicaid. Simply put, we believe that tens of thousands of NC fathers are not seeing their children equally or getting custody so that child support amounts and collections are greater; for which they can get millions in federal dollars “Incentive Payments to States”" and taxes. Child Support Payments through Enforcement also go to help replenish Medicaid and public assistance programs.
Again, if you ever wondered why you as a NC father, or you as a NC Paternal Grandmother, or you as a Paternal Family Member of a child do not get to see your kids as much as mothers and her extended family, we believe the data above is why.
And quite frankly we think it is sick that politicians and federal/state governments are making money off alienating fathers and children.
So we have covered MONEY, what about POWER and VOTES?
In NC, as well as all other US States, there are very well motivated, entrenched, and powerful feminist and domestic violence groups who spend countless hours and money to make sure that NC politicians maintain the divisive nature of the courts so that mothers who decide to divorce men will have federal mandated public assistance programs, tax credits, housing assistance, and child support to make it.
This is the POWER and VOTES component of NC Child Support and Enforcement. Politicians are scared to death of these groups who maintain their power and they receive votes from. And, until there is a significant organization of men that include paternal female family members this will not change.
So the writing is on the wall. NC is making money off child support and uses child support enforcement as the conduit to get federal assistance so they can replenish Medicaid and other assistance programs. And, there are womens groups lined up to make sure this power play stays unchanged in the name of womens rights.
Why won’t NC Judges and Legislators allow us to pay child support to institutions that DIRECTLY affect our children instead of to a woman? Because the women lobby groups want child support to help children and WOMEN
Until fathers organize, and until women of paternity send very aggressive messages to NC politicians, fathers will continue to lose in the custody courts and will receive little visitation so that maximum child support can be collected. What is also important to remember is that non-custodial families represent a huge swing vote in NC. When you add up all non-custodial fathers, plus just ONE member of the paternal family, that is a lot of votes. Most people in non-custodial families believe they have no control over what is happening in the NC Courts or with child support enforcement issues and they do. The moment that non-custodial families start affecting legislators and judges with their votes, you can be sure that NC Child Support Enforcement officials will change the system so that it is not so burdensome and aggressive.
We believe that children in NC receive more support, opportunities, and resources when they have both extended families active in their life than any child support figure will ever accomplish.
It is time to stop the revenue generation from child support enforcement and bring both equal parents to the table. It is not in a child’s best interest to have his/her father (and extended family) under enforcement so that a monthly check can be obtained . It is in a child’s best interest to put the federal government and their big government programs out of kids lives and put BOTH parents in.
What will you do starting tomorrow to abolish NC Child Support Enforcement and the revenue generation that takes place on the backs of your relationship with your minor children?
NC Child Support Enforcement is More About Revenue Generation for the State of NC and Control by Womens Rights Groups Than a Child’s Best Interest
We realize this is a very strong statement
However, keep this in mind. Remember that the amount of NC child support payed is directly related to how much the parents income is. Let us use the example of two parents who make $30,000 a year. The non-custodial father in this case depending on how many overnights he has pays $700 a month in child support. This figure does NOT take into account medical insurance, medications, or counseling expenses since these expenses are added on to child support. Now what happens if the non-custodial father gets a better education and he more than doubles his income. No doubt the NC Child Support Enforcement agency will be quick to more than double his child support obligation. Keep in mind that neither rent, the cost of food, the cost of clothes, the cost of electricity, the cost of daycare, etc… goes up because of prosperity. So with the non-custodial fathers new prosperity, he now pays $1600 a month in child support even though there are NO NEW expenses or cost of expenses. Now sure, many will argue that the father’s new obligation will provide for a better life for his child. But that is assuming that the custodial mother uses the extra income for the child.
By law, the mother does NOT have to account for where the child support she receives goes. She can use this new income to buy a new house, car, boat, clothes, or whatever.
We will ask this of any divorced person, do you want to fund your ex spouse even after a divorce and provide for him/her to have a new car or home? Of course not, but under current NC enforcement guidelines, non-custodial fathers are forced to do this each and every day.
So why is the federal government giving this power to custodial mothers? Remember earlier in our article we pointed out that for EVERY dollar received from enforcement the State of NC gets back free money to pay for Title IV programs? This is the reason there is no cap on child support obligations. Your new prosperity helps the State of NC pay for Medicaid (Title IV program) and it’s being done on the “for the children” doctrine that makes you feel like you are helping your children.
Additionally, make no bones about it, the framers of the current federal child support enforcement guidelines had MAJOR women rights groups standing over their shoulders making sure women came on on the better end of this multi-billion dollar federal agency.
See our article on NC Domestic Violence to see how this equally well funded federal initiative helps to control the amount of child support obligation you pay.
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How can non-custodial fathers win the war against the US federal government and major lobby organizations that control child support enforcement? While this may seem like a very hard thing to do, one needs to keep in mind that given the divorce rate in NC, non-custodial fathers make up a VERY significant population in NC. When you add in one or two paternal family members, you are THE largest swing vote and majority in elections. The minute that non-custodial fathers and family members end politicians and judges careers on this issue, there will be a sudden shift in how enforcement does business.
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