I recently was granted to be the sole custodian and sole guardian of my daughter after a 2 year DCFS case. The father didn't comply and has had ongoing criminal court issues. The judge strongly suggested I supervise any interactions they have together; I'm happy if there are no interactions.
He has expressed interest in communicating with my daughter but has dropped off the Skype universe, and I haven't called him. If she asks about him, I will usually make an effort to try and contact him for a conversation for her sake.DD doesn't ask about him much, only I tell her that he "lives far away".
Should I file for child support? I am a single parent living far below the poverty line and receiving government assistance. I could really use it. However he will want to be involved in her life; he will feel "entitled" to more interaction and even short visits (his deep wish is to have weekends with her, but that's off the table). I don't want the pressure, but the support will be so useful.
Is there a (moral) obligation to give the parent paying child support more time with the child?