My mom has been separated from our father for almost two years. She left him for fear of herself as well as her children. He has a history of alcoholism and physical abuse.
Now, she wants him to provide child support since he hasn't sent much money in these past two years. I understand that without court interference he isn't obliged to, but four children are a financial handful for a single mother living with her mom.
She is afraid of our father gaining visitation rights and being able to take them out of state. Our father lives in Ga and we're upstate in Ny. My mother does not want him to take my siblings during summer vacations and holidays while she doesn't get to spend any time like that with them.
My father has two strikes against him that I am aware of. One, when he got violent with me while I was in middle school. And two, when we left mom had physical abuse recorded with the police in Ga before we fled. He went to jail for a month after this and was sent to anger management and such. There is also talk within the family about my father abusing his siblings as well as his own mother, but i'm not too sure about how that would hold up in any court.
Would this series of past events affect him gaining any sort of visitation rights? He followed the
courts orders to go to AA and anger management. But, he was sent to these programs after the first incident and we see how that turned out.
Sorry about the jumbled thoughts its just really late and mom is concerned about this. I just want to get any information on this. I'll greatly appreciate it.