Iíve been doing research into the Bradley Amendment that requires state courts to prohibit retroactive reduction of child support obligations. Quite a few non-custodial parents who pay child support want the amendment repealed because it violates their constitutional rights. Iím of the opinion that if you have a child or children to support, your constituional rights are not more important than your moral obligation to support your child or children. Truthfullly, I feel it is just another excuse, something to be used to justify non-payment of support by folks who think they should not be held responsible.
I was checking out this blog and found the comment left by Jackson not only ignorarnt but pathetic.
ďThe Bradley amendment has ruined my life. I am only a father because my ex intentionally got pregnant the very first time we had sex. I found out later that she planned it in advance. She raised the child with her last name while dragging me through court over and over. The child has graduated from high school and I still have to pay her mother $9,000 over the next 3 years. I have other legitimate debts to pay and it pains me to send her this money. I am astonished and profoundly disappointed that such legislation could even be considered, much less signed into law.Ē
Jackson, you have got to be kidding! Your ex intentionally got pregnant the first time you two had sex? Iíve got some information for you that, based on your comment will come as a surprise. You were just as responsible for the pregnancy as she was Jackson.
If you had protected yourself by using a condom your ex would not have been able to intentionally become pregnant. If you donít want a woman to become pregnant double up on the condoms and use a spermicide. That and that alone will keep you from becoming a father if you donít want to be a father and guess what, just as she planned ahead to become pregnant, you can plan ahead to keep a woman from becoming pregnant.
Hopefully youíve learned your lesson but just in caseÖPlan ahead Jackson before you engage in sex with a woman again.
Another thing, what debt could be more ďligitimateĒ than the debt you have to a child you helped bring into the world? Maybe if you had paid child support as ordered instead of giving the mother of your child a justifiable reason to drag you into court over and over again you would not now be having a hard time paying your ligitimate debt.
Iíve read comments like Jacksons before. If it isnít some guy complaing about having to pay child support because some woman intentionally got pregnant it is some woman whining that she got pregnant by a guy who told her he couldn't have children.
Isnít it time to grow up and take responsibility? If you play without protection someone is going to pay and since we have laws protecting children it is the aduluts who pay.