Father In United States Owes Child Support To Son In Philippines
by Lot Santiago
My common law husband and I separated 4 years ago due to many issues. He is an American Citizen and I am residing here in Philippines with our son. I have always asked him to support his kid by consistently providing just $100-200 per month as I understood the financial difficulties he was going through. He did not respond to the requests that I made. I was trying to resolve this issue on our end first before escalating such to lawyers or to any other degree. I've consulted some here in our country and I was told that if the father is not a citizen of our country, then he has no obligation to our son. This doesn't seem just and right that's why I wish to consult your expertise on this. How will this be addressed? He seemed to have escaped from the obligations and responsibilities he has for our kid. I've been communicating with him about this and he seemed not to cooperate well. He would always give excuses of having no work and low financial income for the last 4 years and my being lenient has gone too far for him already. Please help me with this. Thanks!