Hello, I live in the USA but i have a son living with his mother in the UK. They are UK citizens. I am a permanent resident of the USA but citizen of Hungary. Mother and i were engaged in 2008. Unfortunately, the mother completely shut me out and not allow me to keep in touch with my son. It`s been years and i have no information about my son. What can i do?
My son is turning 7 in October. I was not married to the mother but we were engaged. I am the dad on his birth certificate. I also signed a document that i acknowledge that i am the father.
Her mother let me go when my son Harley was 14 months in December 2008. Since i had nowhere to go and had any job that time, i moved back to my home country Hungary. In July 2009 i relocated to the USA where i could immediately start working.
Before moving to the US i saw Harley a few times, had him for vacation. We kept in touch after i moved to the US however, her mother did not allow me to speak to him anymore saying that he can`t talk anyway... She just informed me about his well being and i would send money twice a year.
I got married in the US and had a child in 2010 from my wife. That`s when the problems started. As soon as she found out about my marriage and child she did not want to keep in touch at all.
I traveled to the UK twice, in 2011 and 2012. In 2011 i had to meet him in a hotel for only 2 hours and in 2012 i was only allowed to see him for 30 minutes. In 2011 i asked her to reintroduce me to my son as his dad and to let me regularly keep in touch with him otherwise i will not send her money anymore. I have all this in writing. She refused to cooperate. I have about 20 letters saved that proves her aggressive, vulgar attitude and that she refuses to keep in touch. I still send birthday, christmas gifts, holiday cards. i don`t know if Harley gets those or not but i still do it. i called many times, emailed, texted the mother unsuccessfully.
There is no court order because financially i cannot afford to pay a british lawyer. I asked around from lawyers in the US and i was told that since my son is an England citizen i have to go to England to get this case done under the English law. I do not have the financial support to pay lawyers or start any case.
I do not want to take my son away from his mother and half sister (the mother has another child from another father who is not around either due to mother`s request) i just want to keep in touch with my son and see him when i can.
is there any way to do this?
I appreciate the help in advance.
I'm sorry I couldn't give you a moer positive answer but I hope this helps anyway and I wish you the best of luck.
Thanks and best wishes...