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Financial help for single mums: What happens if you are pregnant and the father is no longer willing to raise the child or provide pregnancy financial assistance?
Is the father still liable to pay relevant costs? Essentially, the answer is – yes.
The biological father of a child is liable to Financial help for single mums During Pregnancy and also the costs associated with pregnancy and raising the child. If you and the Father separated prior to the child’s birth, if you separated before the Father had knowledge of the pregnancy or if you were not in a relationship with the Father at the time of conception, you are still able to claim Child Birth Maintenance (CBM) from the other party. CBM is standalone financial support and distinct from child support.
The Mother or the Mother’s legal representative can apply for CBM. If this application occurs, the Father of the child who is not married to the child’s mother will be liable to pay financial contributions. Pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975, if the parties were married, the Mother would not be able to make such an application.
Section 67B of the Family Law Act proves that the Father may be liable to make financial contributions towards the following categories:
From case law determined by Queensland Courts, the Father will not be forced to financially contribute towards:
Section 67C of the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) provides for several considerations the Court must take into account when determining whether the Father should provide financial assistance to the Mother, including:
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