Being in my sons life
Since my son has been born his mother has made it difficult for me to see him. She has moved around constantly during the first four years of his life. She looks at him as a cash machine and nothing else. I am in the military and pay support for him but the road has been long and hard for me and my current family. I have gone through numerous modifications and now have my pay garnished because the state says I was in contempt for failure to show; what they failed to tell the judge was that I was in the middle of a military move on official government orders so that is wh I didn’t attend.
After four years of visits on her terms and paying out of my pocket for travel expenses to see him I finally have him here for the summer and I am afraid to send him home for fear of never seeing him again. I can’t afford the high retainers that attorneys charge to put in place some sort of court order to see my son on a regular basis. I have even gone so far as, writing up my own agreement between us just, for her to say that she won’t sign it; and off she goes to collect her check. I said her check because my son doesn’t see one dime of the money.
She has sent him to me with little to no clothes and when I call to ask her to send the money she lies with the saying “the check is in the mail” am I wrong for asking for the money or should I just be thankful for what I can get. My wife says to give her taste of her own medicine but I don’t want to play her games. Right now he’s here and I have again typed up another agreement in hopes of her signing it. I hope she does. He has (my son) even gone as far to say to me that he doesn’t want to go home with mom and wants to stay with me. I’m kinda at my wits end. Thanks for listening