is it ok for my sons not to see their dad?

Maricon - posted on 06/17/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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He has his new family and he is not even giving support for 10 years..he is not even making effort to see them..

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Dove - posted on 06/18/2016

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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.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 06/18/2016

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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?

Michelle - posted on 06/18/2016

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Like Jodi said. You can't make someone step up and be a parent but you can make sure that your children are looked after. File for child support as that's your children's rights.

Jodi - posted on 06/17/2016

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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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