I have a serious question and need a lot of help on this situation!

Lindsey - posted on 05/11/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )




My ex is a drug head and used to beat the crap out of me and we have two kids together. I am keeping my kids away from him he hasn't seen them since I left except the day after my son was born and he came there drunk and was escorted out. I don't want my kids to know him because I'm afraid they will be put in a bad situation what should I do? I really want to take him to court but I can barely afford to take care of my two kids alone let alone take him to court. He's not paying his child support or anything else so I'm not sure on what I should do about it! He won't go to rehab and get better he just doesn't care he just wants to be here and I don't want him here he also has a child endangerment charge in the 1st degree so I'm not sure if he can even see the kids!


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Louise - posted on 05/12/2013




You will be entitled to free legal advice on the matter. You need to protect your children from this whilst they are young. When they are old enough to understand what a smack head is then they have the right to know a watered down version of what dad is capable of. No child should be cut off from their roots but in this case you are protecting them from an unsavoury life. Be prepared though you will have to tell them one day where they come from and let them make up their own minds if they want their dad in their lives.

In the meantime get legal help and legally protect your family and get what is due to you financially.

Michelle - posted on 05/11/2013




You really need to get some legal advice. Maybe see if you qualify for legal aid. With the charges against him you may be able to enforce supervised visits.

Not paying child support is a completely different issue. Just because they don't pay doesn't mean they can't see their children.

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