According to the law: neglect of a minor child is punishable by possible jailtime, and your right to parent may be revoked. Why is this same law not applicable to men* who abandon their offspring? If it is, the law waits until the child support debt surpasses the $5,000 mark to even persue the MIA father. On the other hand if a mother* fails to provide adequate food, clothing and shelter, she will immediately suffer the consequences. I know the need for food, etc is more crucial than a child support payment, but in the long-run the children are neglected plain & simple. My mother stole custody of my daughter, and was collecting benefits behind my back, on top of me giving her money. My driver's liscense was suspended until every dime of $3,000 was paid off. Not to mention my tax refund check was garnished to nothing. What's going on?