Quoting ellemarisha:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Yurvette [♥]:</b>" Then why are you still with him? "</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... Just useless at parenting I suppose.. He has some growing up to do. But I fell in love with him before our baby came along.."
It doesn't matter what the law said. You're in a relationship with an individual that fathered your child.
You are NOT a single mom.
If he's even "just cuddled" the baby as you said, then he's done more for you guys than the father of my child has done for us.
If you really think he's "useless" as a parent, then drop him. Sure, you might love him, but you should love your child enough to want someone around that's going to give to them emotionally 100%.
Tell him that you need him to be there emotionally and financially for that child. If he won't, then drop the dead wait and get his ass for child support.
But if you haven't "asked" him to do any of this, then it's not just his fault.
I really don't see how you dare to say you're a single parent when you're still with the father of your child. That makes absolutely no sense to me.