And if you are the parent you say you are then again "good for you" I'm not giving you too much credit for taking care of your responsibilties. you made them to. I will however give you credit for not following the footsteps of the "modern man"
15 years I have raised my two daughters right by my self. the courts told my ex to pay 50 dollars a week in child support. I have recieved 1 payment in 15 years. The courts are no help and child support recovery is no help. In 15 years I have paid the bills put food on the table and clothed both of my girls. Every now and again I have saved enough money to go on vacation. Sometimes I have had to get side jobs sometimes I have not. I have never ever asked or applied for a handout. I have on many occasions have asked for my ex's assitance and never got it. If we couldn't afford it we don't get it. These sorry asses that make em and leave em as you call it. Runs both ways. Cause I my dear lady I am a MAN. I will not be categorized with you generalization of men. Women are just as sorry as some men are. You do what you have to to take care of your child regardless what your spouse is or has done.