I've been meaning to post this for quite some time...
Although this article indicates that this single mom (now 74 years old) won a sizable award for arrears of child support, it unfortunately demonstrates that Justice Delayed is also Justice Denied. Yes, the mother finally came to terms and received money from her ex-husband (who refused to pay his child support when it was due and needed), but the fact of the matter is that both she and the child (now 52 years old) suffered for all those years without the financial support they so desperately needed.
In essence, the child lost both parents: her dad by going to Canada and her mom because she had to work full time to support her - all because they did not have the financial means and support they deserved while the child was growing up.
The father’s statement that he was glad to pay the mom the support that was owed 50 years ago is, in my opinion, too little too late. Him wishing her the best in the future is an empty statement since he was not there when his child needed him most.
What are your thoughts?
Selected excerpt(s), photo and linked article courtesy of ABC News