Any advice? I had a child with a man I was not married to, and when he found out she was his (via legal paternity test done together), he asked me not to file for child support. I was uncomfortable saying I would, so I unfortunately agreed. But that was when I was military and had more money coming in. Now, since I retired (she’s nearly 2 years old now) I’ve struggled and run up credit card bills. I can barely afford food and daycare. I’m selling off possessions, close to filing bankruptcy … It’s been such a struggle, and I’ve had to rely on family. He still says he’s so glad I’ve “helped” him by not asking for money. I barely made it through this month, and only did so because I asked him for $100 … he keeps saying he loves her, wants to help “one day, when he can.” I’m so scared to file. Are there mediators or people I can go to who can help me figure out how to do this? Have I lost all rights to do so now that I’ve waited 2 years? I know I need a lawyer, but cannot afford one. Anyone here have any experience/advice?