Hello. Good day. I have a question regarding legal and financial support. My mom and dad had been separated for 13years now and I was just 7years old when they separated. Since their separation, me (20years old)and my younger sister's(13years old) living with my Mom up until now. Before, we haven't receive any financial support from my dad not until my mom had filed support thru DSWD. That's the time my dad had send us money thru his family which is beyond what we should be receiving. He then left last 2004, I was 1st year HS that time, to fulfill his job as a seaman, after a few months we begun receiving our monthly allotment of $150. We did not complain even if it's not fair, as my mom had known that his now 2nd family is receiving higher amount than us. My mom tried to file a complain thru my Dad's Agency but it wasn't pushed thru as it was not entertained by the agency. Then, during my 2nd year in College (2008 or 2009), upon our demand he agreed to give us additional $200 which he send to us separately from our allotment, considering this is just extra allowance. Attempts of bidding for higher amount was made but was only declined as he's just telling me that he's not like other seaman that earns much. Last 2010 he filed annulment against my Mom and just last August 2012 was decisioned by the court to be dismissed for improper venue. I just graduated from College just last May and eventually got a job as a call center agent last June, though just earning basic salary he demamded that he will stop sending us the extra $200 since he said that I already have a job and I'm not being fair because he said I'm still asking for more. I'm trying to convince him to give us some more time as I'm not yet a regular employee and we still need his financial support due to the fact that my younger sister is undergoing medications plus our daily needs and bills. He wasn't convinced even threatened us that he will be canceling his contract earlier and will just send us the extra money until October. Upon checking for our extra money, we were in shock when we found out that he had already blocked the account and we weren't able to get the extra money even if he promised to still give us until this month even though I did not agree.
Making this story short me, my mom and sister don't know what to do now. In fact, we are just communicating thru Facebook messaging and there are times that he dont respond to my messages. Is it right that he removed the extra money that we are getting from him just because I'm already 20 years old and has a job though not yet permanent/regular? Come to think my younger sister is still on her 2nd year in HS. PLease advise me on what to do. Thanks.
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