Becoming a single parent in 1986, granted sole custody by the state of California.
likely a little more of a struggle for me considering all my family lived in Michigan.
Childcare being my biggest concern at the time. I had two children 14 mounts apart. Once out of diapers I found a great daycare. They really love my kids and helped me a lot. Before that I had trouble. Trust and competency.
The best time of my life with my children!
Funny stuff when I moved to Michigan the with the child support people. They would always want to know why I wasn't paying support and I had to enplane over and over again "I was the one receiving support."
It's all sad. The children suffer without a mom and a dad. The trials are the same now that there are more single dads.
I would get a kick out of the guys I worked around. Always winning about paying support and having it go up.
I would tell them you should pay and it should go up. There your kids wright. The response would be you don't have kids and pay.
My response....Oh yes I have kids buy i get paid support. They couldn't believe it.