Here is the 16th in a series of Divorce Corp polls. Please vote only once.
And here are the results accurate to within + or – 4%
These results are the first that came to a close vote. While a statistically significant majority believe that child support payments should be a fixed amount, there were a substantial number of people who believe it should be a percentage of income. Perhaps we should have had a third choice – percentage of income with a cap – since many of the comments centered on child support being for the needs of the child and not supplemental alimony for the ex-spouse.
While we understand the rationale for wanting child support tied to a percentage of income, we believe this will leave the door open to disputes over the parents’ income. Give the lawyers something to fight over – and they will. We want to simplify the family laws so that courts and lawyers and discovery are not necessary in the vast majority of cases.