Reasons such as divorced, separated, widowed, never married or solo by choice, being a single mom means you have to raise your child by your own. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to work all day long to support your child needs. It is your right as a single parent to demand child support from the father of your kids. Having a clear understanding of your rights is vital for family law considers the responsibilities of the parents that cater to the needs of their child.
With this, here are some of the support that you can demand from the father of your child in the eyes of the law:
As a single mother, you need help in providing clothing support especially when times of back-to-school and holidays. It is a child’s necessity to have proper clothing to be used in school. The father may give it in kind, cash or check if he wants to let his child choose the clothing they preferred.
May it be public education or private education setting, educational expenses are costly. It covers not only the tuition and miscellaneous fees but also the school supplies and allowances. The father of your child must provide you with an educational support for your kids to maintain that they were able to go to school.
Above all the necessities, food is the primary support that a father should provide. A single mom must ensure that the father must give support for food to his child.
By circumstances, healthcare is very essential. You can ask for a healthcare support from the father of your child to ensure that they are covered when unexpected sickness happened. It is your right as a single parent to demand healthcare coverage because hospitalization is costly for you to shoulder it on your own.
- Child’s allowance
Child allowance is not a must, however, it can be set through legal arrangements. A father must understand that the mother of her child has a hard time to work fulltime due to mother duties. A single mom can ask for a child allowance for further assistance that might be needed in the future needs of the child.
- Mortgage or Rental Support
The father of your child must ensure that his child is living in a safe home. A single mother can ask for rental assistance or contribution. Though it is not necessary for a father to support the rental needs, such legal agreements can be made for it.