Recently, my child's father and I broke up after a ten year relationship. Since then I have been unable to get in contact with him. Last week he decided not to pay her child care and has not returned any of my calls or text message. We do not have any ammosity towards each other nor has any angry calls or text messages been exchanged. Without any knowledge of what is going on I am wondering is it time for me to file for child support. To ensure my daughter's child care is paid for. Please give any advice or suggestions.
Asked by Anonymous at 5:33 PM on Jul. 6, 2010 in Money & Work
Answer by jamesonjustines at 5:35 PM on Jul. 6, 2010
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Answer by madcrazymom at 5:35 PM on Jul. 6, 2010
I think that at some point or another you will have to resort to that decision. I waited 8 years before I took my son's bio dad for child support, partially because I didn't want or need his money but I realized that he had an obligation to our child just like I did. Unfortunately in the state of AZ they can only apply arrears back to 3 years, I lost out on 5 years of child support. Please do not wait too long to get the process going. It took me approximately 3 or 4 months to even get a court hearing because he did not want to be found, another month just to start receiving it after the orders. Good luck.
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