Child custody and retro active child support
Somehow, after 4 long years of her father being a stranger, he somehow was granted "access" every other weekend. Personally I feel this is too much too soon. I am now sending my daughter to spend the weekend at essentially a strangers house. It is not only heartbreaking for me, but it is taking a toll on my 5 year old. Lately she has been experiencing separation anxiety. I'm just wondering if anyone can help to answer some questions I have. I know speaking to a lawyer is my best bet and i'm not here to seek legal advice, I'm just hoping someone has gone through a similar situation and can help provide some guidance.
Is it possible to have the access terminated as she seems to be portraying signs of severe separation anxiety? She shows no interest in going to her "Fathers" house and when he does come to pick her up she has a melt down every time. Not only that but she now doesn't want to leave me when I drop her off at school which was never the case until he popped into her life.
Since I know the possibility of terminating the access is probably next to impossible I was thinking of taking him to court for retro-active child support. Would taking him to court for retro-active child support give him grounds to take me back to court for greater access?
I feel like if he's going to be a part of her life now, I deserve to be reimbursed for the years I raised her alone. I raised her alone for 4 years and during that time was putting myself through school which combined has left me in debt. I feel as though he got the easy way out and is now reaping the benefits.