is it ok for my sons not to see their dad?
Dove - posted on 06/18/2016
Of course it's not 'OK', but you can't make him be involved. My ex owes over $32,000 in child support to the state (cuz my kids get TANF, so the state takes the support), will barely call the kids once or twice a year, and might see them once every 1-2 years. It is NOT 'OK', but THEY are OK because I make sure of it every way I possibly can.
â« Shawnn âªâ«â« - posted on 06/18/2016
No, it is NOT ok for your sons not to have a relationship with their father. What is also not ok is for him to not step up, but if you haven't filed custody and support, there's a problem.
Why did you not address this at the outset?
Jodi - posted on 06/17/2016
It's not okay that their dad is not making the effort. But you can't force someone to see their kids if they choose not not. However, he should still be paying support. File for child support for the children - they have a right to be financially supported by both parents even if one of those parents never sees them.
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