Is there any good reason why a father should be excused for the absence of his babies lives?

Veekee - posted on 11/29/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am dealing with a man five years younger than I am. He's got an addiction problem and he's dealing with a lot of mental issues. He's been in and out of our lives, mainly during our hardest times. He can't handle stress too well. But I'm sure everyone's like that. But do all these factors give him the right to play these disappearing acts? Leaving me with all the responsibilities?


Jodi - posted on 11/29/2014




No, he doesn't have the right to shirk his responsibilities. However, you will find that the courts won't always see it that way. He still does have the right to see his children, flakey father or not.

You need to establish custody and visitation orders, plus apply for child support. Once you have this, then you have avenues for recourse if he proves to be unreliable.

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