Tiffany - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )
I am in the process of deciding whether or not I should file for child support from my ex. I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons so that I can decide what the best course will be for my son. My ex is a loser with 7 other kids by 5 other women (that I know about), and he hasn't be taken for child support on ANY of them, so my son would be the 1st. My only issue is that I don't want him to be a part of my son's life because he is violent, lazy (no job or car & lives on his mothers couch) liar who only does the bare minimum to get by so that he doesn't have to take responsibility for anything.
My questions are - What rights would he be entitled to if I filed for child support?
Is it possible for him to pay child support, but not have any visitation or custody?
He is not on the birth certificate, so if I don't file...what issues might I encounter if in the future I get married and my husband wants to adopt my son?
Thanks so much!!!