serving overseas when the mother of my child decided I couldnt be apart of our childs life
I was serving in Iraq. When the time was coming close to me coming home, my ex stopped taking my calls. She wouldnt let me speak to our daughter. I had been giving her money on a regualr basis. Upon coming home from Iraq I went to my ex's granparents to find her so I could see my daughter but they said they couldnt tell me where she was. I went to the police and asked if I could file a missing person report and was told no as me and the mother were never married and the child was with the mother.
I was told to hire a PI but was in no financial situation to do so because I had given my ex most of my money while I was deployed. My ex finally called me a few months later to tell me she was getting married and the new guy was a great dad to our daughter and that she only wished me to leave her alone as our daughter doesnt even know me due to being deployed for a year.
I told her no and that I wanted to see her and she hung up on me. She had called from a blocked number so I was unable to call her back. Shortly after all of this I was stationed in Germany where my legal office told me that I could not do anything from here. I would have to go to Texas where she is apparently living. But I dont know where. My wages are now being garnished and I never recieved any papers from any court or law office telling me to show for a hearing. I am being garnished almost $700 and it is hurting my family of four that I have now. I still dont know where she is and I have no case number so I am basically screwed.
So I am now in Afghanistan trying to get something done about this but it is next to impossible. I love my daughter very much and want nothing more than to be apart of her life but have been labeled as a dead beat even though I was doing everything right. My ex took her away from me while I was at war and theres nothing I can do. I find this to be a completly screwed up system.