Question posted in the Family Law category relating to Gauteng
The father of my child has not acknowledged her since birth, even though he agreed to co-parent and to provide for her prior to her birth. I would like for him to get to court ordered paternity test and to pay maintenance. I'd also like to know if it's possible that he has no rights to my child as I have, on multiple occasions, tried to involve him in her life even before birth (I've got messages to prove this and to prove that he agreed to provide for her upon birth) - he has now refused to put his name on her birth certificate, he is involved in illegal business dealings and his family home life is very unstable (I.e. brother is a drug addict for 20+ years, mother is on multiple medications for depression) and I would not be comfortable with my child being in that environment. What actions can I take regarding this situation?
Answer to the Question
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You must apply to the Maintenance Court for an order requiring him to pay maintenance to the child.
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