I took this example from your website
If the separated parentâ€™s salary base (disposable income) is $300. per week and the child support garnishment is $75. (based as 25% of the fixed amount of $300.) then when the parent misses half of a work week (being sick or accident, or whatever reason) then the parentâ€™s disposable income would be $150. and so the garnishment would be 25% which is $37.50 based on the above mentioned 45 C.F.R. section 302.56(C) (2), because the parentâ€™s specific number income is to result in the computation of the child support obligation, but the Child Support Administration does the collection incorrectly. At present using the agencyâ€™s present policy in that case example of a parentâ€™s disposable income going down to $150. then the garnishment stays the same at $75. which is increased to 50% of that base number which then greatly exceeds the original percentage of the Court Order and thereby violates the Federal guidelines and the federal Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) U.S.C.A. Title 15 Chapter 41 Subchapter II Â§ 1673. Restriction on garnishment, link HERE,
So in essence you're saying that if the child support paying parent is
sick and cannot meet his/her salary, then the child support has to be lowered accordingly, all the while the kid(s) still need to be fed and
clothed, despite the parent being unable to work full time for whatever
reason. Is this fair to the children who are bereaved of their well being?
Which brings me to my next question: have you ever considered the
additional government workforce that would be needed in determining who was sick/unable to meet their full child support obligations at one
time or another in order to lower their support payments? It will cost
you twice as much in labor cost if not more.
We're not finished though: what about the parent who is out the
child support money due to lesser support payments? What if they cannot
feed their children, what if they cannot pay the rent, what if they cannot
pay their children's healthcare payments?
Have you allocated enough funds for the state of Maryland to support
these families who will be negatively affected by your child support plan?
It's like you wanting to bake a cake with only 2 ingredients - a recipe