How could men get away without paying child support?


Let's go over the whole situation here. This is a great question that I would say crosses the mind of 95% of fathers faced with paying child support.If you are in a "normal situation", this is the story:Couple decides to divorce. Father moves out and has to find his own place. Mom is awarded custody. Father sees his kids every other weekend. Both parents are faced with increased bills due to having their "own" places. When married, the normal couple made ends meet. Now, both have their new set of bills. Both parents are faced with mortgage (or rent), electric, phone, car, fuel, insurance, food, etc. . Now the courts step in and basically say...."yeah...we don't care about your bills....what is your GROSS monthly income?" They compare that to each other,and say "the calculator says that your 5000 a month compared to her 2000 a month with two kids means you pay 1200 a month". They take GROSS salary, and assess a NET salary deduction. Ridiculous. Well, NET pay for the father is 3600 per month. Take out the 1200, and he has 2400 to live on. Rent is 950, car is 350, car insurance is 100, gas is 200, food is 450, family health insurance is 440. Dad is already sunk. That doesn't include the above and beyond splitting of medical expenses, or anything else. Dad starts to say "why don't you go to work full time?"...."why don't you make your own money?"....all resentment based questions. Mom gets remarried, and moves in with new husband who makes 5000 per month. Her situation has improved tremendously. Dad doesn't get a break. As a matter of fact, the mom may quit her job because of her new husband, and that will make the father pay even more! Does this sound like a good system? Can you now see why the Dad gets filled with resentment. The whole situation becomes depressing. The dad feels like the world is against him. Now he is stressed out over finances....that takes away from the children....no matter what you say....