Our expert says:
I'm sory to hear of your awful current situation. You're no a bad mom, and you're trying your best - we all at times face situations in which our best just doesn't quite seem the best. But we work out a way eventually.
YOu don't have to rely on charity from the children's dad - he is obliged by law to provide for the costs of caring for his kids, and if you will approach the Maintenance Court, the court will look into your respective situations and will require him to contribute towards the expenses of the children.
Meanwhile, check out the churches and NGO's in your area who may be able to help in the meantime, and could offer some counselling to explore how you have got into such a financial bind, and how to work your way out of it.
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