I am curious how would you propose encouraging a father to pay child support, if he goes to great lengths to avoid it and his children suffer as a result of his endeavors?If children had any rights, then they would have the rights to have meaningful relationships with both parents, and they would have the right to have child support money spent on themselves. They do not. The American child support system is structured to do the opposite. The mom can get the most money by preventing the kids from seeing their own dad, and the mom can spend all the money on herself. The child is entitled to nothing.
I know of cases where the father abandons his kids, moves away, starts over with a new honey, and amasses thousands of dollars in child support arrearages - and refuses to provide for the children HE fathered with his ex wife. Kids are on welfare while their sperm donor takes trips to the Bahamas and lives like a king. This is shameful!
What about the children's rights?
In most cases, the dad only abandons his kids because the court has already eliminated his parental role. It is the court that really causes the abandonment.
In the situation where the dad does owe some sort of tax debt based on a percentage of his income, then I would suggest that collection methods be limited to what IRS and other tax collectors can do. Those tax collectors have plenty of power already.
The family court jails dads without trial for not paying money that they do not have. The system is barbaric.