Asked by Anonymous on 29-04-2021 20:57:46
Question posted in the Family Law category relating to Western Cape
Good evening,I need some legal advice regarding maintenance from my daughter's father who I currently unemployed. I have taken all responsibility regarding her maintenance however, I am not coping financially and I am putting myself in debt to ensure that my daughter comes short of nothing.
I would also like guidence in terms of custody of my child. Her father is a unfit parenta in a sense where he is under the influence of substance abuse while around my daughter and considers this to be okay. I live my my mom and he caused chaos in my home. I feel that he is an emotional abuser. My daughter is over her dad however because she is very fond of him and he knows it,he has habits of making appearances to my home just make my daughter excited and then to leave again so that she can cry after him. He is the "fun" parent between the two of us and I am more stern.
I don't want to take his daughter away from him however,his own household stances is not good either. His brother is an alcoholic and my main concern is that when he is drunk on any occasion he has the habit of performing and showing bad behaviour which is not good Infront of my child.
Please advise. I need help. I don't know what to do .
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