I have one daughter. She is a teenager now and I am just sick of the way her father behaves. If he pays maintenance it is no more than 50 euro a week. It is never paid on the same day either. I never know what i have to work with or if he will put the money into account or not. Anyone who has teenagers know how expensive they are and i want to be able to provide for her needs. It came to a point where i could not afford rent and we were forced to move in with my mum just so i can have a roof over my childs head. Meanwhile he lives in a huge house has regular holidays and also injoys spennding money gambling. I do not even have the money for a night out with the girls or to go for a meal. I do not want money for myself. I just want what she deserves. He did not even bother about the child until her early years were over. In fact she was 7 before he bothered. My child is extremely intelligent and excels in every area of her life. As all parents do i have put my life on hold to ensure she gets the best i can give her. Also he began asking for access and i agreed. Hoping that things would work out. Well he is married and my daughter is not keen on his partner. He would collect my daughter on a friday and leave her with his now wife all weekend. He would spend the time in bed,at the gym or working. This is not acceptable to me so arguements arose and the access ended. He now holds back maintenance and sends texts bribing me. I gave him back access on trial. I suggested going for coffee and taking her shopping which was agreed but he fell back into the old patern of introducing his partner too early which made my daughter uncomfortable and she didnt want to go. I am at my wits end. I feel he should be paying maintenance on the same day every week and also venpaying more than a measly 50 euro when it suits him. I hate the thought of court and also the thought of my daughter having to spend time with his family who by the way never bother about her. I would love some advice please.