What if fob doesn't pay child support? I know mine doesn't want to :/
I guess it depends on what you want for the child. If the dad is out and walks away you have two choices put him on the birth certificate and collect child support knowing that you just make it very easy for him to walk in and out of the child's life, you wont be able to change the child's name, if you want to move he can act up and make you move back etc.
Or you can let him go tell CSA you don't know the fathers last name it was a one night stand if they don't have a name they cant find him and they will call centrelink and give you an exemption dad goes his way and you go yours and can change the child's name, move as you please etc he can go ahead and try to get back into the child's life by doing DNA tests etc that he will have to pay for but if you really think he is gone for good this might be highly unlikely.
I would just make sure that he doesn't want to be involved you wouldn't want to misunderstand and have him actually want to be involved
You have to do what you think is right.
If you go to the single parent forum and step parents forum and read what some of the mothers are having to go through with ex's it may help you make a decision.
I thought that when you filled out the paper work for the birth certificate that if the father didn't sign it his name wouldn't go on it anyway? Is the father going to be willing to sign a piece of paper admitting this is his child if he doesn't want anything to do with them? You may not have a choice about putting his name on ther birth certificate?
This is whata friend of mine told me and I'm not 100% sure if it is true or not but it would be worth finding out bdm?
Good luck with your decision!
If the father is not on the birth cert you can still claim child support but you will have to go through a process of proving that he is in fact the father. If he is going to deny he is you will have to do it via DNA through court most likely.
Centrelink give you 13 weeks ( i think??) to claim child support or apply for and be granted an exemption otherwise your FTB is cut back to the minimum rate.
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