Should I apply for child support?

Dutch - posted on 12/18/2017 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My kids father and I broke up after 9 long years about a week before thanksgiving. I took my 2 kids and moved out the state we were in back home where my family is. I told myself I would give him a chance to do right (maybe February or March) to see if he would help out. Since I left he has given $100. Should I just go ahead and file for child support or should I continue to wait?

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Michelle - posted on 12/20/2017

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The OP also hasn't said how far away she has moved. Moving state could be as close as 20mins away or it could be 6 hours away.
She really does need to go to court to get all of the custody, visitation and child support in writing. If he wants to be nasty, like Sarah said, he could file kidnapping charges.
None of us know what these people are actually like. None of us know all the circumstances. None of us can say for sure what will happen.
The best advice for the OP is to see a lawyer and they can tell you about your circumstances. Not a bunch of Mother's on the internet who live around the world with different laws.

Michelle - posted on 12/19/2017

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I agree with the others.
You need to ask a lawyer as moving the children away from their Father could have a negative effect on your custody.
Yes, you should file for child support but be mindful of the fact you have left the state.

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