Reader challenges fairness of maintenance program

  • Mar. 13, 2013 3:38 p.m.

I’ve been reading Letters to the Editor for a while now. I must say there are really good letters, but here is a point that I don’t think is chatted much about for us single dads. That is child support or the MEP (Maintenance Enforcement Program).

I don’t mind paying child support for my daughter. How come our gross income is based on how much we pay? This year I will be paying $631 per month for a one-year-old child to live on. What child needs this high amount to live on? It’s not fair when we have bills to pay too and we need to be able to live as well.

I think or hope the federal child support table should be changed or viewed.

Troy Latham