Hi, I am a 19 yr old student starting college. Ive had a low standard of living my whole life and my mother decided to never ask my father for child support. They lived together in Colorado, but before I was born my mom left to New Mexico and when I was five we moved to Texas where I currently live.
My question is: Do I have any right as a child to hold my father financially resposible for my raising? Can I ask for money morally owed to me by my father now that I am mature enough to have a mind and plan separate of my mother's poor life strategies? (What if I were younger, such as 15 or 16?) What happens to a child whose mother poorly decides to deny them (and herself) essencial support?? I ask this as a student who is financially struggling. My mom takes no responsibility in paying for my education.