An Ohio Aunt’s Plea for Help

I just recently received the following email:

My brother in law is being forced to pay $2000.00 a month in child support and alimony out of a $3000.00 check. His lawyer isn’t working out and as an aunt I’m heartbroken that my nephews are being jerked around by the court system and being forced to live with a mentally and physically abusive mother. WE NEED HELP!!! We need a new lawyer. XXXXXX county.
So there’s a father who’s left with only $1000/mo of his own money to support himself and his two boys when he “visits” them. That’s $250/wk this father must live off of and I suspect he qualifies for zero public assistance. More importantly, he won’t be offered any assistance.

The only assistance he’ll get from here forward is going bankrupt and homeless due to his financially unbearable and probably wholly unjustified “child support” and alimony order. What’s worse, is that if he indeed ends up homeless as many fathers do, he’ll be “FORBIDDEN” from seeing his children because of his homelessness. You can’t have a “visitation schedule” when you don’t have your own home to “visit” your children in.

Additionally, if he loses his job through no fault of his own, that very same court will most likely incarcerate him because he’s indigent and homeless. Keep in mind that were told that this is all “in the best interests of the children.”

Why do such terrible things happen under the “it’s in the best interests of the children” mantra? Because the State of Ohio’s ONLY concern is the hundreds of millions of dollars in profits the state “earns” by bankrupting fathers with these ridiculously high and financially unbearable “child support” orders.

It’s simple math; the more the State of Ohio collects in her annual statewide “child support” collections, the more the Federal Government pays them in the form of a “Federal Incentive Match” at the end of the year. That Title IV Federal Incentive match is paid to the state using our social security payroll taxes.

It’s all about the money; Ohio’s money; money that they “earn” by destroying the lives of good and loving fathers. In destroying those father’s lives, the lives of their children are destroyed as well. That, because they can’t visit their now homeless fathers in jail. It’s forbidden by law when he’s incarcerated for nonpayment of “child support” as his own children are he “victim” of his crime. What’s his crime? He lost his job through no fault of his own, he therefore “couldn’t” (not didn’t want to, but he couldn’t) pay his “child support” and the courts refused to lower his monthly payments and instead indicted, convicted and incarcerated him for “felony” nonsupport of a minor child.

How’s that for acting only “in the best interests of the children?”

Tony Fantetti
Ohio Council for Fathers Rights

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