Lawyer Advice needed (child support)

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    I was hanging with my friend this weekend, and was shocked to hear his Support situation. Please offer any advice if there is any.

    He has 2 little girls.

    He has them every other week, for the full week, bringing them to school and everything. The clothing they wear, the food they eat, etc. are all exclusive to his house, they don't bring anything from Mom's to wear or / eat or / play with.

    Mom is bi-polar and lives with her parents.

    Despite equal time with the kids, despite Dad being the better parent and despite Dad living on his own while mom is supported by her parents, New York State forces Dad to pay 25% of his gross pay towards child support, and Mom does not spend a dime of it on sending the kids to Dad's for the weeks.

    In my opinion, this is Gender Discrimination.

    Women fought for equal rights, under the Law. This doesn't mean that men should in turn be discriminated against in such a way. I'd love to help this dude out.
     
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    There are so many men out there in the same situation or worse, the courts go in the favor of the woman no matter what, the only way they don't is if the woman is a convicted felon, actually in prison or can be proven to be unfit which is hard. The only advice I can give is to go back to court and try to get the agreement changed, I don't see why he paying so much money if he sees his kids so often, a friend of mine in the Military had to pay his ex wife $1600 a month in child support, she used most of that to party with her new boyfriend while my friend went coach hopping. With stories like this I don't know why men ever get married, the women hold all the cards in divorce proceedings and child support.
     
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    Perhaps it's high-time Men fight for equal Parental/Marital rights, under the Law then. It would be hard for me to get THAT passionate about it since I'm happily Married and what not though, with no kids.
     
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    When it comes to child support in the court.

    Women are saints.

    Men are scum.
     
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    Hate to admit it but Sunni nailed it with this post.
     
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    That's not Justice.
     
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    Trying to change any of this will be seen as an attack on womens rights, all hell would break loose.
     
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    Anyone seeing it as an attack on Women's rights would be pretty delusional.
     
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    We have a legal system, Legal is not often just.
     
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