Over the last 3 years, I have provided over 700,00.00 pesos. I did this in the promise that we were to be exlusive. She lives in Philippines and I live in Australia. I made an agreement with her, that I need a few years to get settled here in Australia then I would take them both. Meanwhile, I was providing about 20,000 or so per month. It's out of the goodness of my heart. (I was the one struggling, including living with my parents to make ends meet).
As I returned back, I walked in on her with another guy. Now, I have no problems giving child support. But considering, she never worked (she became dependant on me).
I have stopped all the support all together on the premises that I provided a lot in the last 3 years. We are not married and we have a 1 child together. Are these retractable? Per my calculation, these child support I gave her, is 15 years worth (about 4,000 pesos per month). I know it's based on my income and all. But considering what I earn here etc.etc.
My basis of temporarily stopping the support is based, that she lived off me for the last 3 years. All her expenses paid by me (including, some towards her sisters who needed money for hospitals, baby, studies etc).
Our child's birth certificate has my name on it and I do acknowledge she is my child.
Additionally: She does not want any help from me. Relationship wise. I am willing to take her back. It just hurts a lot when I sacrificed a lot just to be with her and completing the family by being together.....
Earnings: I earn about 60k Australian dollars. And I was giving 500 per month. Like I said, converting to pesos will be a lot but I am also spending in dollars not peso.
Marital Status: I am separated from my wife (not yet divorced). Therefore I am already providing 1k Australian dollars to our 3 kids. And I provided 500 per month on our 1 child with my partner of 3 years. Do you see where this is coming from? That's extra loads of money for child support.
So anyways. I am interested to learn where I stand on this, as I have no intention of giving anymore for the next 12 years.
The other thing is too, is she forced the issue of having a child together when we first met. I protested but eventually gave in. I wanted for us to get married first, bring her here to Australia then have a family. But she got what she wanted.