Ask Lily: Child Support

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Hi,

I have a 1 and 1/2 yr old very beautiful daughter. I am supporting her all by myself. The father ran away as soon as he heard am expecting and his first idea was abortion, which i refused. When i asked him for support he said he has moved on with his life and should i dare to go to court, he will quit his job so that i don’t get any share from him. what do i do as i cannot afford a lawyer?

Tracy

My name is Dorothy and I am a single mother (parent) trying to help mothers like you address this issue of Child Support. The Law is the biggest problem in addressing this issue…..however there is the Children’s Act of 2001 which is very clear on the Rights of the child especially the Parental Responsibilities of the father even when you are not married. Please get one from the Government Printers and read section 23 and 25.

Meanwhile, keep pushing him and don’t give up, I would advise that you keep those messages he threatens that he will leave his job….they will come in handy. If anything DARE him to carry out his threat and leave his job.

He might have moved on with his life, but he has a responsibility to his child…that child did not choose its parents…..ask him to grow up and be a MAN…..A REAL MAN!!

Let me know if you need any more information. You can visit our website www.mothersunwed.org.

My thoughts and prayers to you and baby…keep strong!!

Dorothy

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  • http://lily.co.ke/members/anne/ Marnie

    Hi Tracy, being a single mum is not the end of the world. I am one too with a 17 year old daughter. As much as the law advocates for the legal rights of single parents and their children do you want to live your life chasing someone who doesn’t want to face his responsibility as a father. I promise you it is a hard, nerve wrecking journey to take as a single mum, but at the end of the day, you will have a more fulfilled and happier life without having to look over your shoulder for someone who wants nothing to do with you and your baby.

  • Lovine

    Hi Tracy…. plz dnt loose hope Trust in God and you will be shocked on what He will do…beside He is a father to the fatherless
    @ Dorothy i would love to the have the info..how can i contact you

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