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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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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