I got married in 1996. We have not lived together for about 9 years. He moved to Mexico with his girlfriend and in no way helps me take care of our 11 year old child. As far as I can tell he and his girlfriend were also married in Mexico. Before he left we were in the middle of divorce proceedings, he had a lawyer and I did not. I gave him $800 to help pay it but he claimed at the last minute that his lawyer sold the case then he left the country soon after. I can't afford to get a lawyer! Not only that but I am not sure how to go about it since he is in Mexico. Can I even go after him for child support? If he did infact marry again does it count here in the U.S? I also wonder how hard it would be to change my child's last name to my own. Is it bad that I have waited so long?
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