How do I get child support from the father of my child if we were never married?
If you had a child out of wedlock and the father is not contributing to the expenses of your child, you may be eligible for child support and other expenses (such as medical costs, child care, and extracurricular activities) from the parentage or paternity court. You have to file a petition for him to do so, and once that petition is filed you have preserved the issue as of the date of filing. The same is true for fathers raising their children without help from the mother.
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