No support hurts the kids

by ERICA PLAYER
(GUNTERSVILLE, AL)

I am blessed

I am blessed

I work very hard & live check to check. I supported my first child without help. DHR got involved but I never got anything. That child is 20 now & that father is on disability & it seems that DHR gave up on this case years ago.

I decided to fight harder with my next child. I used my income tax to hire a lawyer. I am suppose to get $600 per month (100 is for back support). I got money 1 time. That was about a year and a half ago. My daughter can't afford her summer reading until I set enough aside. She wears hand me downs. It's a real challenge. I called the lawyer back & to start anything it will be another $700. I don't have it.

Both girls deserve far more. There lives would significantly change if I woke up tomorrow receiving checks on their behalf. The stress level for me as I try to do the best I can but always fall short would be lifted as well.

I just feel hopeless. They go without. It just doesn't seem fair to me.

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feel you
by: Anonymous

I feel your pain. I wish the system was set up to help make those dead beats do their part!!

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