Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:51 pm
Post subject: advice
i'm a single parent; have a lovely 2yrs old daughter and also 31 weeks pregnant with my second child. i dont live with the father of the baby and i support myself financially (no child maintenance from the father of my first baby; he's not on birth certificate and i dont know anything about him). i separeted from the father of my baby due; but he's happy to be put on the birth certificate;
i have some legal paper-work to complete; and i'm not sure what to answer at one question: IF THE FATHER WILL BE ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE; AT THE QUESTION IF I'M SINGLE PARENT OR NOT WHAT DO I ANSWER REGARDING THAT I DONT LEAVE WITH HIM (maybe this will change in the future); i'm often asked this question and i dont know the answer. midwife said as long i'm not married or living with partner, i should declar myself single parent; but i'm not sure or where to get advice. anyone was in similar situation or can advice me? thank you
Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:07 pm
Just because the father is on the birth cert, that doesnt mean you are together, so you can say you are single. Because a woman wants the father to have a legal obligation to the child, and for the child to know who her faer is, doesnt maen you are in a relationship and that you live together. I think whatever form you are filling in will have to respect that in this day and age. It is common for perople to have a kid and be seperated or single.
Hope that helps. Otherise call CAB- Thay may know about the leaglities of it...