so my ex (the kids dad) and I have been split for a while now..and as predicted he is still a deadbeat dad, and sucks at seeing them or supporting them etc. Since he moved 4hrs away from us (yay) he has seen the kids 3 times since march last year. He pays 15 dollars per fortnight cs, which I most likely only get due to the fact its automatically taken out of his dole.
Anyway, we are currently apparently meant to be doing mediation, but it got cancelled because my ex couldn't make it (so shocked) . so the last time I have heard from him was 3 weeks ago. He is meant to call the kids twice a week. I don't feel like I should be the one to chase him...its his job to call them, not my job to make sure he does the right thing.
Already my eldest 9yrs, and my daughter 4yrs don't want anything to do with him and refuse to talk to him, my 18mth old doesn't know him from a bar of soap. its just my 6yr old who asks me "why doesn't dad call" im not going to make excuses for my ex anymore, im done.
would you bring this up in mediation? would you be doing the same as me in regards to my ex? I just figure If he really loved and cared for his kids, he would make an effort to have regular phone contact with them at least??
they are very lucky that they have a great father figure in my boyfriend who treats them as if they were his own ...so they aren't really missing out.