I'm not married to this guy but we lived in together for almost 6 yrs and we had 2 kids 11 yrs and 9 yrs old. We separated almost 7 yrs now because of his infidelity and since then we dont' have any contact and he never communicated on our kids. He has a wife now and they were married and has kid. But ever since we separated my kids did never get any support from him and I want to get this now since my kids are growing and there expenses is growing as well so I want some help financially. I seek advice and went to DSWD and they told me that it is impossible for me to get support because we are not married and my children surname is after mine. I felt sad when I here that statement from them because I feel that I cant be able to fight for my children's right anymore, but when I do my research about RA 9262 and what they have told me is not true I can still be able to get child support from my children's father.
My question is how will I start? Some say I should go to my ex Brgy. for us to set agreement and settlement for the support. Some say I can go directly to a lawyer to get Demand letter first and if ignore by the other party that's the only time to file for a case against him. I am now confused on where to start. Who is the best party to reach out? Will I get subpoena or demand letter once I have provided my statement and story to PAO? If I will file a case should I go directly to PAO since I dont have capacity to get a lawyer?
Please help I need an advice so badly.