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...Phillips, a vice officer who joined the D.C. police force in 2003, was arrested by Prince George’s police Friday and charged with first-degree murder. A family member said Phillips, who is being held without bond, lived in the county’s Temple Hills area with his wife of 13 years and their 12-year-old daughter.
Wright, an aspiring Prince George’s sheriff’s deputy, also lived in Temple Hills. She filed a court petition in February seeking to have Phillips declared the father of her daughter, Jaylin Wright, who was born June 6, 2010. She also asked the court to order Phillips to make child support payments and provide health insurance for Jaylin.
Wright was found dead Thursday on the ground in Oxon Run Spring Valley Park, about a mile from Phillips’s home, authorities said. They said Jaylin was found elsewhere in the park, dead in a car seat in Wright’s green 2008 Saturn Vue...
Dads not the Demons
Recent data from the Department of Child Protection in Western Australia has debunked a common misconception about fathers and violence. The data shows that natural mothers are far more likely to abuse children than their natural fathers, other than in sexual abuse, where mothers were responsible for only 13% of cases. The past practice of lumping together de factos, live-in boyfriends and overnight male guests together with fathers as “male carers” has led to skewed beliefs about who abuses children. In releasing these recent figures that identify natural fathers separately, the DCP has provided a clearer picture of who is likely to abuse children.
The figures - obtained under Freedom of Information provisions - provide a clearer picture of who is likely to abuse children in families. The data show that there were 1505 substantiations of child abuse in WA during 2007-8. Natural parents were responsible for 37% of total cases. Of these, mothers are identified as the perpetrator of neglect or abuse in 73% of cases, including over 50% of cases of physical abuse.
Micheal Woods, an academic from the University of Western Sydney, said:
“The data is not surprising – it is in line with international findings regarding perpetrators of child abuse. And the figures do undermine the myth that fathers are the major risk for their children’s well-being”.
Originally posted by cassp83
I think the answer is to make both parents pay everything equally.
Housing & Utilities
Price of Mortgage/Rent divided by the number of people living there (1 kid & 1 parent) and then for each "kid" portion of the rent, divide that by 2. The parent paying the support must pay that amount to the parent receiving the support
$1000/mo rent / 3 (1 parent + 2 kids) = $333/each
$333 + $333 = $666
$666 / 2 (# of kids) = $333 is what the parent paying the support should pay to the parent receiving the support
You would then do the same for utilities. Cable, internet, & cell phone bills should not be included in mandated support because they are 'luxury' items
If one parent is paying for the insurance, the other should incur all other costs (co-pays, non-covered expenses, etc.)
Car payment & Insurance & Fuel
This should not be paid for by the parent paying the support because the parent receiving the support would need a car regardless of whether he/she has children
Misc. Expenses; clothes, school activities, etc.
All should be split 50/50
So, that's my answer. If two adults make a child, they need to care for it.
And one more thing... if at any point the parent receiving the support gets remarried, or has a live-in partner, the parent paying the support should then have his/her payments reduced to 33% from 50%
edit on 4-6-2011 by cassp83 because: add
Originally posted by dawnstar
reply to post by CobraCommander
.........or a couple hundred dollars a month!!! I can post links to the various sized apartments that are available currently in my area if you like....
just compare the lowest rents the ones that are in roanoke or salem.....
ya, you can go way out in the boonies and get something cheaper, but well, you will just blow your savings buying gas to get to work!!
and well, there's a few areas in the city you really don't want to bring your kids in, I mean I lived in one area where there was a tree growing across the street that had a small hole in it, and well, it was used as a drop off point for drugs.....every couple of days you'd see cops with dogs going up and down the street, smelling around...heck if they came and asked one of us, we'd have told them, or maybe that is why they were smelling around, someone already had...
and a few times every week my son would be pulled over on his way out of the neighborhood on his way to work!! I starve myself to death is the money that was saved would keep me from moving my kids in some of these neighborhoods!
but even if you look in those neighborhoods the price between a small effieciency and a three bedroom (little girls and little boys can't sleep in the same room, it's illegal!!!) , there's a few hundred dollar difference....
a family of four was getting close to 400 a month in food stamps in new york a decade or so ago, imagine it's more now....ya, for a single person, you don't get much, but they seem to feel that the kids being fed properly is more important. oh, and well, if those kids are young enough, there is also wic....to help with milk, cereal, cheese, and a bunch of other stuff.....
the only starving kids out there are from working families who don't make enough to feed their kids, or are just too darned proud to ask for the help!
edit on 5-6-2011 by dawnstar because: (no reason given)