Should I continue speaking to my dad or cut him out of my life and go through with court? Read on
my parents have been separated since I was about 3, I'm now 17. About 5 years ago my father got married and had a child with his new wife. he also took in her child with a former marriage. within the past two years my father has stopped paying for my expenses. I had a big sweet 16 birthday party and he said he would come and didn't follow through without much of an explanation. he also hasn't put me on his benefits package in fear that his work may know he has a child outside of his marriage. in November I left the hospital or surgery and he didn't check up on me at all. he also didn't call me for Christmas or even send me a gift. lastly he didn't call me or message me for my 17th birthday reason being he "got a new phone" my mom pays for all my expenses and my dad has helped with nothing for the past 5 years. I have filed paperwork to take him to court for child support, should I follow through?