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Was involved in five year old daughters life, until my

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Was involved in five year old daughters life, until my partner was involved with someone else, and they moved out of province. She is no longer with this partner, and has now moved back to Manitoba. She is filing for child support, along with back pay from the time she moved out of province with her partner, which is five years. I had no contact with my child in those five years. My finances did not allow me to hire a lawyer, and I am currently paying off a lot of debt she left me by purchasing a great amount on my credit cards. I have been paying this off the last five years, since she left with my daughter, and was not going to file for bankruptcy, as I want to get a good credit rating again. I also have a two year old daughter with another partner. I am paying child support for her. Do I have any rights with not paying back pay for the five years my daughter was taken out of province. I understand, and want to support her now that she is back in Manitoba, but I would also like to be involved in her life, like I was before they left.
Thank you for your time
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Canada Family Law
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I would like a response by email. I work nights and sleep during the day, so I will check when I am not sleeping.
Thank you
Expert:  ulysses101 replied 11 months ago.

Hello, thank you for the question. Have you been served with court papers regarding support, then? What else is your ex asking for in a court order?

Have you discussed any of this with your ex? In particular, resuming your seeing the child regularly?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have been sent by mail request for my taxes files to determine my income for child support. I have not received a phone call from my ex, and don't even know where she lives. There has been no talk about visitation rights.
Expert:  ulysses101 replied 11 months ago.

That's unusual. From whom did you get the request by mail? Was it a lawyer, or perhaps someone from the welfare ministry?

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