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childrens support 2012/6/12 07:40
good day! my wife sister have 3 childrens in his ex husband a japanese citizen cause they got separated. the childrens are left to us temporarily here in the philippines so that there mother can work there in japan to support her childrens. there father didnt mind for his children. since they got separated he didnt give any support to the children. what should we do to get financial support to the father??? the childrens age are 5, 4, & 2YEARS OLD.. please do give some advice or help.. tnx!
by vickyline  

Re: childrens support 2012/6/12 09:18
what should we do to get financial support to the father?

Unfortunately it doesn't look good. While there are child support laws in Japan, there is no strong system to enforce any judgements that are made. So even if you were to win in court you may never see payment.

Have you tried contacting the father? It would probably be best to try to work something out with him first before you try the legal system.
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Re: childrens support 2012/6/13 21:36
we are trying to contact there father thru net or facebook account of his new wife. his new wife always reply to us that the father of the children wont support his children.. what should we do to file a formal complaint.. we are here in the philippines but we got a japanese consular here in our city. the children needs a financial support. please help us!
by vickyline rate this post as useful

Re: childrens support 2012/6/13 23:17
If the father is uncooperative then there is very little you can do to force him to pay. You can take him to family court in Japan, but even if you win there is no reliable way to get him to pay unless he voluntarily agrees to do so.
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

Re: childrens support 2012/6/14 08:26
Even within Japan between Japanese couples there isn't much being done about deadbeat dads.

In an international relationship with the mother and children outside of Japan? You have zero chance.

You can appeal to his humanity or you can start a vindictive smear campaign through which you target him and his family with endless postings to facebook, e-mails to his job, etc. letting the world know he is a deadbeat dad.

Perhaps he will be so embarrassed he agrees to start sending money.

Otherwise, accept that you have no options and just work hard to provide for those kids.
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Re: childrens support 2012/6/16 08:57
First step, the mother of the children should go talk to a lawyer.

Second step, she should do what the lawyer advises.
by snooch (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: childrens support 2012/6/18 10:30
Definitely consult a lawyer, but at the same time have realistic expectations.
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