My son’s dad migrated to the US about five years ago. We are no longer together, however, he and I have always had a good relationship.
He promised when he settled down, he would continue to take care of his son but Bella, it’s been years and he is settled alright.
He is now married; lives with his wife and her three children and he isn’t sending money for his son.
Whenever I contact him, he would say he has bills, his mortgage, his car and his new family.
I see him on Facebook all the time. Buying birthday gifts for his wife and children and posting them. His vehicle is very fancy and he dines at expensive restaurants.
I have no issues with him trying to live the American life, but he needs to remember the GWAHYAE (hard times) he left back in Dominica.
All I ask is for 150 USD a month. That can barely take care of much in DA but MAGWAY SAH, remember the little boy you left back home.
I am thinking of calling child services on him. What do you think?
These situations are always very tough. I say this because a man should not have to be forced into taking care of his own child. Nevertheless, you must do what is necessary to obtain child support.
Before exploring your legal options, perhaps you can try speaking with him one more time. Use the opportunity to remind him of the implications of neglecting his child.
These situations could have long term effects on the child, for instance. Supporting a child is not just about financial aid. Children need their parents, especially their father, who is supposed to be the head of the home.
Some women have done a great job being a single parent but when you hear the stories, it was very difficult
I know a lot of women who would rather just leave the matter alone and others who would be determined to get that father to own up to his responsibilities.
Whichever one you decide is not wrong. I believe it is a matter of choice. Look at the options, examine everything carefully before you make a final decision.