Hi, I'm new here and just really wanted to talk to someone who can relate. Divorced mom of 2 girls, age 12 and 8, have sole physical and legal custody, ex has visitation. He left for someone else and for the first couple of months post divorce, didn't do visitation, well once a week for an hour or two, but did pay child support. About six months after the divorce, he started paying child support sporatically, and by nine months after, quit paying child support all together. It's now almost four years later, and he still does not pay child support and works under the table to avoid it being taken out of his paycheck. Last year, when he found out I had started dating someone, wanted his every other weekend and Wednesday visitation, which is what he currently does. When he has them, he will take them to movies or buy them toys and take them out to eat. In other words, "fun" things I cannot afford to do. But he will not pay any child support.
I have an OK job, but I'm finanically stretched every month paying for the expenses for the 3 of us on my own. I have to borrow money from my parents many times, and I hate that. I'm just so frustated, he owes about $13,000 in back (and current) child support and as far as I can tell, the enforcement agency has done nothing.
Can anyone else relate?