System Down

You have probably noticed the Blogads running on MO from time to time for A Child’s Right, a Michigan-based volunteer organization:

A Child’s Right advocates what current research, common sense, and public opinion demands: EQUAL parenting by BOTH fit parents. It is a Child’s Right to have EQUAL and substantial time with BOTH fit parents after a divorce. It is also a fit parent’s right to have EQUAL time with his/her children after a divorce without government interference.

It’s pretty clear that, in virtually all cases, the biggest losers in divorce are kids. They’re in for enough trouble without unfair legal maneuvers which keep one parent or the other from being as involved as they could be. A Child’s Right works hard to make sure that these kids don’t have things tougher than they need to be.

The group is an official sponsor of the upcoming documentary Support? System Down, which

explores the fundamental flaws in America’s Family Courts regarding the Divorce and Child Support System. The film explores the problems through over 38 interviews with both custodial and non-custodial parents and the attorneys, judges and county employees on both sides of the paradigm.

There are three trailers available on the web site, and MO readers may find the second one, War is Hell — Child Support Doesn’t Have to Be, particularly interesting. It notes one of the many hardships that some in the military, particularly in the Guard and Reserves, are faced with when called to war. Check it out.


  1. Changing this system is EXACTLY what is necessary. Taxpayers are tired of paying into a system that is a free-for-all welfare spending program that has NO eligibility requirements. I appreciate you taking the time and spreading the word!!! Title IV-D is nothing more than a welfare program that the many States are abusing by forcing the middle and upper class feuding families into to, artificially raising their participation numbers, to acquire more federal funding. Stop the government bloat and provide services to those that need them most! Lary Holland

  2. Wow! We (A Child’s Right) are honored that you posted about our organization! This is one high traffic blog so we truly appreciate it. Please volunteer at: This documentary is going to make serious waves of change and we are proud to be an official sponsor of this documentary! This is a topic that affects a large number of our men and women that serve in the military. Sadly it is growing into a system that is destroying families all across America. Thank you again! Robert and Angela Pedersen