He is still married but he and I are pregnant. We don’t want anything to do with each other besides baby. But he will not attempt to help with doctor visits or anything
True child support, which is formulaic and based upon a number of factors including the parties' respective incomes, is not something I think can be ordered prior to the birth of the child. However, South Dakota Codified Law (SDCL) 25-8-3 states "The father and mother of a child born out of wedlock are jointly and severally liable to pay the expenses of the mother's pregnancy and confinement." Joint and several means that you are both responsible for the full amount (but in no case should your totals exceed the amount owed), but doesn't necessarily mean 50/50 equally. So, you can try to seek recovery under this statute if you choose. Talk to a family law attorney near you for more information.
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