First I am a non confrontational person. My 11 yr old lives with his dad after much drama and being taken to court so many times I lost count. His dad has made my life hell ever since I remarried. My son was fine and taken care of when my ex was with his gf. I didnt like her, but she did take care of my son. They broke up last summer. Since then things have slowly gotten worse and worse. My ex is not handling being a single dad well at all. He also has another child with his latest ex he is trying to care for. But he refuses to give my son back to me without forcing me to go to court. I am sure I can win, but again, I hate drama.
Anyway, as the school year has gone on hes been on welfare (TANF the whole 9 yards). My husband & I have been supplying my son with 100% of his clothes, shoes, school supplies and any extras since June 2010 with no help from his dad. His dad finally got a job and off welfare. He still isnt not contributing to any of it. I got an email from my sons teacher. He has had 18 tardies and 6 absences, and has missed 50% of his speech therapy. He is showing up dirty, tired, unkept, and is always late. I am at my wits end and do have a lawyer on retainer at all times.
Do I bring it up to my ex, or just go to court? I am so pissed and angry. I dont want to say something Ill regret, but kinda feel I should say something. I also know it wont help. But what should I do?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on May. 9, 2011 in General Parenting
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