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Published: Thursday, Feb. 28 2013 1:40 p.m. MST

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Commenter88
Salt Lake City, Utah

This is approximately the time arrangement I have with my children. I am a involuntarily-divorced father. But I had to fight almost four years to get this, exhausting all my finances. I was the primary caregiver for most of my children's lives before my ex secretly left with my children. She got the child support order, went back to her job, and then put the kids directly into daycare for 12 hours a day (for which I was ordered to pay half). I sought to care for them instead of daycare during the day (with no credit against child support) but she then made false accusations. This left me seeing my children only a few times a month for much time. Eventually they were proven false, and astoundingly, the judge neither reprimanded her nor punished her. He just ignored it.

Finally, we were able to get the time set up suggested here. Three years later, my children are doing great. They've never heard a negative word about their mother but only supportive language. It took a lot of prayer to get over the anger from her abuse. This bill is good.

DRay
Roy, UT

Not sure I understand what the bill does. What of the case where the natural father was abusive to Mother and Children, pays no child support, yet insists on having equal time with the children? In case here mentioned, the father greatly upsets the life of the children, the Mother and her new husband have no money to pursue either full custody or obtain any child support for the 3 children.

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