i need the gov assistance, but i dont want him to go on child support. He does not need to be in the system. Can i just tell the courts that we have an agreement and avoid it all?
Child Custody Lawyer
Once you get on public assistance the Department of Revenue will get involved and the father of the baby will be placed on child support.
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Family Law Attorney
You don't have that choice. If you seek government assistance, the government seeks child support. The idea is that (and I agree that this isn't necessarily true), if he were paying his support properly, we taxpayers wouldn't have to be paying for your health care, food stamps, etc. You are not allowed to tell the courts that you have an agreement and relieve him of paying support.
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Estate Planning Attorney
Probably not. Most courts aren't likely to agree that the government should assist you, but the father, assuming he is able, should not.
If they have not yet, you can expect that the court system will eventually catch up with the father and take steps to have him pay child support.