Please Help My Divorce And Child Support Situation
by Elizabeth Swisher
(Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
My ex-husband and I got married on July 12, 2004. Shortly after came our daughter Olivia. Well, everything wasn't peaches and cream. I had found out that throughout our short marriage, he was having a more than "friendly" relationship with one of his employees. Several months of fighting led to him asking me to leave the house with our daughter. So I did. My daughter and I went to stay with my parents while he and I tried to resolve things by going to counseling. But it was already too late. He lost my trust, and I wanted nothing more to do with the marriage.
Our divorce was finalized on 9.15.09. He agreed to pay off our bankruptcy, and see our daughter 3 days a week. I had no lawer (and still have no money for one), so child support was not ordered. I figured that he would be a stand-up guy and contribute financially to help raise our daughter. HA!! What a dumb butt I was. I've been out of work for almost 18 mos. and we are now living back with my parents (which is hell!!!) and struggeling to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. He only see's our daughter twice a week, and tries to restict my contact with her when she is with him. I've had enough of his bullcrap, and childish games. I need help, and I need it now. Is there anything you can do to assist me. Please?