Our expert says:
Well, judging from how badly he treated you and your child, he may be an expert at treating people like an object and at showing no love and care.
I'm not sure of the wisdom of sorting out maintenance and visitation through lawyers ( it may be much more costly, and benefit whoever can affor4d the most expensive lawyer ), rather than going to the Maintenance Court for a Magistrate to decide ; but that's your decision. Make sure you protect your rights and those of the child.
That he never contacts you outside of his working hours, suggests he might have someone else living with him, who doesn't want him to contact you.
Maybe even he doesn't quite understand what he is doing in his contacts with you, but he sounds like a highly unreliable and uncaring friend or spouse
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