Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has announced a contest to encourage custodial mothers to have their children draw billboard designs critical of noncustodial fathers who have allegedly not paid child support.
According to the contest’s rules, “the Attorney General encourages parent involvement in discussing the issue and assisting in crafting the message and visual representation… that clearly conveys the message of encouraging the payment of child support.” (Emphasis added).
In other words, custodial mothers are encouraged to coach their children to make designs critical of noncustodial parents behind on child support. And it doesn’t take much imagination to figure out which noncustodial father many mothers will be encouraging their children to denounce. In family law that’s called “Parental Alienation.”
Many divorce decrees specifically instruct parents not to denigrate or badmouth the other parent in the presence of the children, and here the top law enforcement official in the state of Michigan is holding a contest which encourages parents to do this!
To tell Cox and his organization PayKids how you feel about this state-sponsored parental alienation, see below.
Email Attorney General Mike Cox and PayKids.com
Department of Attorney General’s Child Support Division
Phone (517) 373-1111
Phone 517-449-7276, 517-674-6807 or 1-866-PAY-KIDS