So, My oldest son is now 11, my ex was in prison most of his life, so I never got any child support from him. He just recently got out of prison in August 2012. I figured I would give him time to get on his feet before I decided to mention the child support topic. I mean, I didnt absolutely need it, I am completely able to pay my bills and support my 2 sons on my own. And after so many years of not getting anything from him, I got use to not getting it...Now he was recently diagnosed with cancer, which he is now going through chemo for, so again, I waited. He says he is applying for social security, and it could take quite a long time. So I am thinking even though I wouldnt get anything right away, should I still file so I can get back support?? I feel horrible about what he is going though, but I also feel like this is his son so he does have some kind of responsibility for him. He does live 2 hours away so he doesnt get to see him very often, but when he does I have to meet his mother halfway to drop him off and pick him up. Which I also have no problem doing. I am just wondering would it be selfish and cold hearted of me to file for support now? Im just wondering opinions. Thanks!