If you’ve never been in a relationship with your child’s other parent, you should still try to reach an agreement on providing care and financial stability for your child.

  • Support your child to have a relationship with their other parent if this is possible and appropriate.
  • Even if your child’s other parent doesn’t want to spend time with them, they are still responsible for supporting them financially.
  • Try to make a family-based child maintenance arrangement with the other parent.
  • If a family-based arrangement isn’t possible, talk to Child Maintenance Options.

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