Just a month or so I remember writing about my Irish friends mentioning the number of Irish guy/Polish gal relationships falling apart nicely along with the crisis in Ireland. Love drying up as the bank accounts did sort of thing.
And now here You are <grins>.
Well, regarding Your particular case:
1) The mother of Your child is working extremely hard to live up to a number of nasty stereotypes about women from Eastern Europe. She is also most likely coached to do so by her Polish family, especially the mum.
It is very safe to assume at this stage that little if any negotiations will be possible ( You are pretty much being considered as a meal ticket at this stage ) and You'll have to act accordingly.
a) Lawyer up,
b) Be ready for a nasty court case that will take at least 1.5 years ( Polish courts and all ).
2) Given the facts of the case You should by all means try to establish, whether You are really the father of the baby.
She sounds exactly the type that would point the finger at the guy with a highest net income.
So challenge paternity. Since You weren't ever married the burden of proof in this matter lies with her.
£200 a month.
A small fortune by Polish family court standards. Is that for triplets?
Assuming You were Polish, the father of the baby and the husband of that "classy" madam You'd most likely be ordered to pay about 60-80 quid a month by the divorce courts.
I got no response for over 6 months until today when I received a court letter demanding 1,500 PLN a month
1.500 PLN... while living with mommy and daddy in Poland.... in a plush suburban home...
You found Yourself a true materialistic Polish skank if there ever was one, sir :-)
5) Read this post:I need advice: divorce and my rights as a father in Poland
Plenty of good information, especially regarding how the Polish family courts work.
6) After that I doubt You'll need any encouragement to find a Polish lawyer, but if You still do --> I urge You to find one pronto.
If You ignore this advice You will basically be ****** in the ass by the Polish court that will decide You are indeed able to make 10.000 euro net a month in Ireland nowadays ( since Polish courts are just soooooo bursting at the seams with knowledge of Irish economy ) and they will use this to decide how much You're supposed to be paying in alimony.
And if You don't pay they'll go after Your assets in Ireland or the UK.
7) In case You're actually forced to pay up alimony --> A good lawyer will be able, according to what my Polish friends say, make the court rule that she has to account for every nickel and dime of it. Invoices and all.
I'd strongly suggest You give the ***** such treatment.
Best of luck to You, mate, You'll need it.