What is it?
Father’s name on child’s birth certificate
Assumed to be parent and obligated to pay maintenance
Father’s name not on child’s birth certificate
Can deny the parental relationship
Do DNA test to prove parentage, but court cannot force the father to take the test, and test results can be disputed
If DNA test proves parentage, then obligated to pay maintenance
How do I apply?
What documents do I need?
You can submit a maintenance order application or an enforcement order application by yourself, or through a lawyer if necessary.
Family Justice Courts
3 Havelock Square
Apply online through iFAMS
iFAMS technical support:
Legal Help with Application